Good Morning!

• Today will be sunny, with a high temperature near 67 degrees and a calm wind becoming northwest 5 to 7 miles per hour in the afternoon. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 46. Friday will be sunny, with a high near 70 and Saturday will be sunny, with a high near 70.

• Land preservation on the East End often involves vast swaths of farmland undulating as far as the eye can see, with a price tag commiserate with the acreage. But the scale of preservation isn’t the only thing that matters. Magic can happen when a group of neighbors bands together to protect a special place they love. Read our full story.

• The Southampton Town Board will discuss possible town cannabis legislation, development of Parcel B of Southampton Youth Services and an update on the town’s response to Covid-19 at its 10 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and here’s where to watch the meeting live.

• The Riverhead Town Board will discuss potential town cannabis legislation, beach passes for hotels and motels and the town’s April police report at its 10 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and here’s how to view the meeting.

Suffolk County reported 119 new cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday, May 11, with 1.1 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 140 people hospitalized with the virus in the county, with 36 of them in ICU. The county reported one new fatality on Tuesday, bringing the death toll here to 3,375 people.

• Hallockville Museum Farm’s Fiber Festival, a celebration of artisanal crafts and wool, with emonstrations, workshops and local artisans selling their handmade supplies and products, will be held this year — next Saturday, May 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More info is online at

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

May 13
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:58 a.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:06 a.m., 11:12 p.m.
Greenport: Midnight, 12:35 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:50 a.m., 1:26 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:30 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:22 a.m., 1:57 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:29 a.m., 2:04 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10:57 a.m., 10:56 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:06 a.m., 9:05 p.m.

May 14
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:04 a.m., 12:42 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:50 a.m., 11:54 p.m.
Greenport: 12:41 a.m., 1:19 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:27 a.m., 2:05 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:36 a.m., 1:14 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:03 a.m., 2:41 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:10 a.m., 2:48 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 11:38 a.m., 11:28 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:47 a.m., 9:37 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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