• We’re expecting patchy fog before 7 a.m. today, but otherwise it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 71 degrees and a northwest wind 5 to 11 miles per hour. There’s a 40 percent chance of overnight showers, increasing to 80 percent on Saturday, with a thunderstorm possible after 2 p.m. The low will be 45 degrees overnight, and the high will be near 60 tomorrow. There’s a 40 percent chance of showers Sunday, with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 61.
• With help arriving from New York State and a focus on improving septic systems on the East End, Dr. Christopher Gobler sounded a cautiously optimistic tone in his annual State of the Bays address on May 4. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• Our Homestead columnist Michael Daly takes a journey of self-reflection around the world this month, only to return back home where he started. You can read his column online here.
• Rick Kedenburg of North Fork Audubon will lead a special International Migratory Bird Day birding and nature walk tomorrow, May 12 at 8 a.m. Walkers will meet at Inlet Pond County Park.
• Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County is inviting the public to the Tiana Bayside Marine Facility in Hampton Bays, next Saturday, May 12 for a free family-friendly “Open House + Community Stewardship Day.” More details are online here.
• East Hampton Town kicks off its “Energize East Hampton” energy saving program tomorrow, May 12, with an information booth at the East Hampton Village Street Fair on Newtown Lane from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More details are online here.
• Southampton Town will host a community Candlelight Vigil in memory of those lost to the opioid crisis tomorrow evening, May 12 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Good Ground Park in Hampton Bays. All are welcome to attend.
• There’s plenty to do on the East End this weekend, and in the weeks ahead. Get the details in our Events Calendar.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:36 a.m., 8 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:44 a.m., 7:08 p.m.
Greenport: 8:13 a.m., 8:37 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:53 a.m., 9:16 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:08 a.m., 8:32 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:35 a.m., 9:59 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:42 a.m., 10:06 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:28 a.m., 5:01 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:18 a.m., 8:38 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:26 a.m., 7:46 p.m.
Greenport: 8:55 a.m., 9:15 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:42 a.m., 10:01 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:50 a.m., 9:10 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:17 a.m., 10:37 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:24 a.m., 10:44 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:22 a.m., 5:48 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.