Pictured Above: At the Springs blacksmith shop.

Good Morning!

• There’s a slight chance of drizzle or light rain before noon today, then a chance of showers after noon, with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 53. The wind today will be out of the northwest at 7 to 9 miles per hour. There’s a 40 percent chance of showers tonight, with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 45. Wednesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 63. It will be partly sunny on Thursday, with a high near 64 degrees and a 30 percent chance of showers before 1 p.m.

• State Assemblyman Fred Thiele and State Senator Ken LaValle have introduced state legislation that would prohibit mining on contaminated lands within state designated Special Groundwater Protection Areas, as is the case with the Sand Land mine in Noyac. In the meantime, neighbors of that mine are circulating a petition asking the state DEC to hold a public hearing on its decision this spring to extend Sand Land’s mining permit. The deadline to sign the petition is today.

• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss changes to trails and proposed code changes involving accessory structures and artist studios at their 10 a.m. work session this morning at the Montauk Firehouse. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Southampton Town Board will hold public hearings on requiring groundwater monitoring for mining activities and several conservation easement and Community Preservation Fund acquisition proposals at their 1 p.m. meeting at town hall this afternoon. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Shelter Island Town Board will discuss a bed & breakfast law, Reel Point and site plan review at its 1 p.m. work session this afternoon. The full agenda is online here.

• National Grid will be working to odorize their newly installed 8” gas main that runs through North Road (CR 48) in the Town of Southold tomorrow, May 15 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.. Limited purging of the newly odorized gas will take place during this process. Venting will occur at the North Road (Route 48) and Chapel Lane. Crews from their Instrumentation & Regulation Department will introduce the gas odorant (using the Wick apparatus) on the North Road and Ruch Lane. According to National Grid, most of the odorant work will behappening in the late morning. 

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

May 14
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:42 a.m., 7:11 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:50 a.m., 6:19 p.m.
Greenport: 7:19 a.m., 7:48 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:08 a.m., 8:40 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:14 a.m., 7:43 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:41 a.m., 9:10 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:48 a.m., 9:17 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 5:35 a.m., 6:21 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:44 a.m., 4:30 p.m.

May 15
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:37 a.m., 8:01 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:45 a.m., 7:09 p.m.
Greenport: 8:14 a.m., 8:38 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:08 a.m., 9:34 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:09 a.m., 8:33 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:36 a.m., 10 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:43 a.m., 10:07 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 6:38 a.m., 7:18 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:47 a.m., 5:27 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 editor@eastendbeacon.com

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