Good Morning!

• We’re expecting partly sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 64 degrees and a west wind 6 to 13 miles per hour. Skies will clear overnight, with a low around 49. We’re expecting partly sunny skeis Tuesday, with a high near 69, and rain on Wednesday, mainly before 2 p.m., with cloudy skies and a high near 65.

• This month marks the start of gardening season on the East End. Every year is a chance to start over. Gardens are forgiving in that way, and they teach patience. Now is the time to plan improvements for this year. Planting in succession is one way to make the most out of your garden. Read more from about this practice from our new Climate Local Now columnist, Cristina Cosentino.

• The Greenport Rotary Club invites the community to be their guest and enjoy an evening at Kontokosta Winery this Thursday, May 16 at 6 p.m. Find Out More.

• The public is invited to the 47th Annual Meeting of the League of Women Voters of the Hamptons, Shelter Island and North Fork, which takes place on Sunday, May 19 at 1 p.m. at the East Hampton Public Library. Here’s More Info.

• This week on Behind the Headlines on 88.3 WLIW-FM, Beacon Editor Beth Young joined a panel of local journalists discussing a pregnancy counseling service drawing fire in Riverhead; the Strongs’ Yacht Center application in Mattituck; the first cruise ship to dock in Sag Harbor; a resurgence of coyotes on Long Island; and a new brewery in Riverhead. Tune In Here.

• The Beacon’s Week in Review was delivered piping hot to inboxes throughout the East End in the wee hours of Sunday morning. To get your own copy each week, sign up here.

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

May 13
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:23 a.m., 2:58 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:31 a.m., 2:06 p.m.
Greenport: 3 a.m., 3:35 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:48 a.m., 4:28 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 2:55 a.m., 3:30 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:22 a.m., 4:57 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:29 a.m., 5:04 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 1:30 a.m., 2:17 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:26 p.m.

May 14
Plum Gut Harbor: 3:22 a.m., 3:57 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 2:30 a.m., 3:05 p.m.
Greenport: 3:59 a.m., 4:34 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:44 a.m., 5:24 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:54 a.m., 4:29 p.m.
New Suffolk: 5:21 a.m., 5:56 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5:28 a.m., 6:03 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 2:23 a.m., 3:10 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:32 a.m., 1:19 p.m.

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

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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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