Good Morning!

• We’re expecting increasing clouds throughout the day today, with a high temperature near 72 degrees and a northwest wind 3 to 6 miles per hour. We’re expecting isolated showers before 10 p.m. tonight, with partly cloudy skies overnight and a low around 50. There’s a 20 percent chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms Saturday, with otherwise sunny skies and a high near 71. Sunday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 69.

• Unlike our native bay scallops, local Shinnecock sea scallops are plentiful and available year-round. They may not get all the love that is showered on our favorite seasonal bivalve, but they are less susceptible to environmental conditions. Our Peconic Dish columnist, Alison Boyd-Savage, presents some great recipes this month for a quick and elegant dinner that pairs sea scallops with fresh local asparagus. Read more.

• The Parrish Art Museum will present a livestreamed concert of works by Domenico Scarlatti, Chen Yi and Sergei Rachmaninoff with pianist Wynona Wang this evening at 6 p.m. as the first in a series of two livestreamed concerts this month. Here’s how to register.

• The Cutchogue Fire Department’s spring Drive-In Movie Night is this evening at 8 p.m. They will be screening the family Pixar film “The Croods: A New Age” at  Peconic Bay Winery, 31320 Main Road, Cutchogue. Tickets are $45 per car and can be purchased at

• Guild Hall presents “Met Under Moonlight: Carmen — Live in HD Endore Saturday evening, May 15 at 8 p.m. in a drive-in screening at East Hampton’s Main Beach, 104 Ocean Ave. Tickets are $80 per car and are available here. Mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča stars as the iconic Gypsy in Richard’s Eyre’s acclaimed 2010 production. 

Suffolk County reported 123 new cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday, May 12, with .9 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 132 people hospitalized with the virus in the county, with 32 patients in ICU. The county reported two new deaths from the virus, bringing the death toll here to 3,377 people. As of Thursday, May 13, 50.4 percent of Suffolk residents had received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, with 40.6 percent of residents fully vaccinated. The county also reported that 62.9 percent of residents over the age of 18 had received at least one dose of a Covid vaccine.

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

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.

May 15
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:46 a.m., 1:28 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:36 p.m.
Greenport: 1:23 a.m., 2:05 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:04 a.m., 2:45 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:18 a.m., 2 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:45 a.m., 3:27 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:52 a.m., 3:34 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:20 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:29 a.m., 10:13 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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