Good Morning!

• We’re expecting periods of rain today, with a high temperature near 64 degrees and a southeast wind 5 to 9 miles per hour, with between a tenth and quarter of an inch of rain possible. Periods of rain will continue overnight, with a low around 54. Rain will continue into Thursday, mainly before 2 p.m. Friday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 68.

• With the April 19 passage of an East Hampton Village “Skip the Stuff” law phasing in a requirement for village restaurants to refrain from automatically giving out disposable cutlery and condiments, the Suffolk County Legislature and East Hampton Town are now also considering a similar proposal. Read More.

• “Forced” situations — be they employment-related, relationships or an unexpected diagnosis, tend to light a fire under us. We’d otherwise not be motivated enough to make a change. Beacon columnist Dave Davis focuses on how to make that change in this month’s Dave’s Desk@Ditch.

• Stephen Sondheim’s “Follies,” which takes place on the eve of the destruction of the historic but now derelict Weissman Theater, as former Follies girls gather one last time on the stage, opens tomorrow at the North Fork Community Theatre in Mattituck. Find Out More.

• The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 18-08 (1SR) will hold a day-long celebration of National Safe Boating Week on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mitchell Park in Greenport. Find Out More.

• The Cutchogue Civic Association hosts a community discussion on “Short-Term Rentals; What’s Legal, and What’s Not?” with Town Supervisor Al Krupski and Assistant Town Attorney Benjamin Johnson on Thursday, May 23 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Cutchogue New Suffolk Library. All are welcome.

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

May 15
Plum Gut Harbor: 4:23 a.m., 4:59 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 3:31 a.m., 4:07 p.m.
Greenport: 5 a.m., 5:36 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:43 a.m., 6:20 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:55 a.m., 5:31 p.m.
New Suffolk: 6:22 a.m., 6:58 p.m.
South Jamesport: 6:29 a.m., 7:05 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 3:15 a.m., 4:02 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:24 a.m., 2:11 p.m.

May 16
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:26 a.m., 5:57 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 4:34 a.m., 5:05 p.m.
Greenport: 6:03 a.m., 6:34 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 6:42 a.m., 7:14 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 5:58 a.m., 6:29 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:25 a.m., 7:56 p.m.
South Jamesport: 7:32 a.m., 8:03 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 4:06 a.m., 4:54 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:15 a.m., 3:03 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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