Good Morning!

• We’re expecting mostly cloudy skies today, with a high temperature near 65 degrees and a northeast wind 11 to 14 miles per hour. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 50. Skies will gradually become mostly sunny on Thursday, with a high near 65. There’s a 20 percent chance of showers Friday, with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 65.

• For some folks, things have “fallen back into place,” where daily routines have begun to stabilize, and they are now able to resume a somewhat normalized pace, similar to their pre-pandemic lives. For many others, it’s been a very different story, where the effects of emotional trauma have triggered an elevated level of despair, which at times may seem quite unbearable. Read this month’s Dave’s Desk@Ditch: “Stress: A Collective Experience.”

• The new Heart of Riverhead Civic Associaton (HRCA), which plans to serve to give a voice to local residents and businesses in sharing concerns, shaping the future and strengthening the community, will hold its inaugural meeting on Saturday, May 14 at 11 a.m. at the Riverhead Free Library, 300 Court Street in Riverhead. All are welcome to attend.

• The Southold Town Board’s public hearing on the proposed rezoning of the former oyster factory property in East Marion has been postponed until June 7. It was originally slated to be held last night, but was postponed because Southold had not yet received a required report from the Suffolk County Planning Commission, according to the East Marion Community Association.

Suffolk County reported 605 new cases of Covid-19 on Monday, May 9, with 11.6 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 170 people hospitalized with the virus, with nine of them in ICU. The county reported five new fatalities from the virus, bringing the death toll here to 4,394 people since March of 2020.

The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:

May 11
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:54 a.m., 7:21 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:02 a.m., 6:29 p.m.
Greenport: 7:31 a.m., 7:58 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:03 a.m., 8:33 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:26 a.m., 7:53 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:53 a.m., 9:20 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9 a.m., 9:27 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 5:20 a.m., 6:12 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:29 a.m., 4:21 p.m.

May 12
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:38 a.m., 8 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:46 a.m., 7:08 p.m.
Greenport: 8:15 a.m., 8:37 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:57 a.m., 9:20 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:10 a.m., 8:32 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:37 a.m., 9:59 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:44 a.m., 10:06 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 6:19 a.m., 7:02 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:28 a.m., 5:11 p.m.

And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.

Beth Young
Beth Young is an award-winning local journalist who has been covering the East End since the 1990s. She began her career at the Sag Harbor Express and, after receiving her Masters from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, has reported for the Southampton Press, the East Hampton Press and the Times/Review Media Group. She founded the East End Beacon website in 2013, and a print edition in 2017. Beth was born and raised on the North Fork. In her spare time, she tinkers with bicycles, tries not to drown in the Peconic Bay and hopes to grow the perfect tomato. You can send her a message at

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