Good Morning!

• Today will be sunny, with a high near 61 degrees and a northwest wind 6 to 15 miles per hour. It will be clear overnight, with a low around 33. Thursday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 60. Showers are likely before 10 a.m. Friday, then a chance of showers after 1 p.m., with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 71.

• Seven pediatric patients are in Suffolk County hospitals with Covid-19, and one person under the age of 18 in the county has died of the disease, said Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone on Tuesday, as New York State begins to investigate about 100 cases of kids ages 1 to 21 who test positive for Covid who are suffering from an inflammatory illness similar to Kawasaki Syndrome. New York ordered hospitals on Tuesday to prioritize testing for children. “We started out believing this did not impact kids,” said Mr. Bellone. “Today we now know the virus does directly impact kids… We need to be wearing face coverings, and that means kids as well.”

• The Southold Town Democrats are holding a Zoom forum this evening at 5 p.m. with Democratic candidates running for State Senate in New York State Senate District 1, which is being vacated by longtime Senator Kenneth P. LaValle. Laura Ahearn, Valerie Cartright, Nora Higgins, Sklyer Johnson and Tommy John Schiavoni, will share their background and platform and answered pre-planned questions. RSVP to to receive a Zoom link prior to the event.

• Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, County Legislator Susan Berland, and former New York Jets Player Marty Lyons will join together for the county’s second Veterans Town Hall this evening at 5:30 p.m. on Facebook Live.

• The Association for Mental Health and Wellness is offering a wide array of free online bereavement support groups for people who have lost someone they care about to Covid-19, beginning on Tuesday, May 19. Here’s more information.

• The Suffolk County Historical Society invites you to be a witness to history. Share your Covid-19 experience for their historic archives by emailing them to: Be sure to put “Covid-19” in the subject line of your email, and to include your location and contact information.

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

May 13
Plum Gut Harbor: 3:10 a.m., 3:51 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 2:18 a.m., 2:59 p.m.
Greenport: 3:47 a.m., 4:28 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:38 a.m., 5:17 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:42 a.m., 4:23 p.m.
New Suffolk: 5:09 a.m., 5:50 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5:16 a.m., 5:57 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 2:21 a.m., 3:01 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:30 a.m., 1:10 p.m.

May 14
Plum Gut Harbor: 4:12 a.m., 4:54 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 3:20 a.m., 4:02 p.m.
Greenport: 4:49 a.m., 5:31 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:37 a.m., 6:16 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:44 a.m., 5:26 p.m.
New Suffolk: 6:11 a.m., 6:53 p.m.
South Jamesport: 6:18 a.m., 7 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 3:15 a.m., 3:55 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:24 a.m., 2:04 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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