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Good Morning, and Happy Friday!

• Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 70 degrees and a south wind 6 to 10 miles per hour. Tonight, we’re expecting a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 a.m., with a low around 49. Tomorrow, there’s a chance of showers, mainly before 11 a.m., but otherwise it will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 73 degrees and a south wind around 10 miles per hour. There’s a chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2 a.m. Sunday, but otherwise it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 76 degrees. Monday is expected to be mostly sunny, with a high near 68 degrees, and we’re looking at a 50 percent chance of showers on Tuesday.

• With East Hampton Airport’s new noise restrictions slated to go into effect this coming Tuesday, the town and a group of pilots who are suing to stop the new restrictions are due in federal court in Islip Monday for a hearing on whether the court will allow an injunction on the new restrictions. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• James Creek in Mattituck has joined the growing number of East End water bodies closed to shellfishing due to the presence of saxitoxin, a toxin produced by dinoflagellate algae that causes paralytic shellfish poisoning. Thirty-one acres of the creek were closed until further notice on May 14.

• Flanders residents will have a chance tonight, May 15, to discuss their proposed garbage district with town representatives at 7 p.m. at the Phillips Avenue School. Anyone who has any questions about the district or would like to comment but can’t make it to the meeting can call Councilman Brad Bender’s office at 631.287.5745 or email

• Southold Town is hosting a bike swap tomorrow morning at the Peconic Lane Recreation Center from 10 a.m. to noon. They’re asking the public to bring in gently used bikes of all sizes that they’re no longer using to either swap with other attendees or to donate to Community Action Southold Town (CAST).

• The Riverhead Community Coalition for Safe and Drug-Free Youth will host their First Annual Drive Through Drug Drop Off Day tomorrow, May 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Riverhead Police Department on Howell Avenue. This event is an opportunity for community members to safely dispose of their unused, unwanted, or expired over-the-counter and prescription medications by pulling up to the Riverhead Police Department. The coalition will be offering giveaways throughout the day.

• There’s plenty to do on the Twin Forks over the weekend, and in the lead-up to Memorial Day Weekend. The Beacon’s Events Calendar can help you plan your week ahead:

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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