Aftershower on Moriches Bay, Remsenburg.
Aftershower on Moriches Bay, Remsenburg.

Good Morning!

• There’s a 60 percent chance of showers today, mainly after 11 a.m., but otherwise it will be cloudy, with a high near 62 and a northeast wind 8 to 11 miles per hour. It will be cloudy overnight, with a low around 52 and a 30 percent chance of showers. Thursday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 70, and a 20 percent chance of showers before 1 p.m.

• They started out softly, naming their children and their ages, all in the early years of adulthood at the time they died of opioid overdoses, but after more than an hour of names and stories, there was audible weeping from all corners: Our Coverage of Southampton’s Opioid Vigil Saturday.

• East End Congressman Lee Zeldin was with the Congressional Delegation attending the opening of the new United States Embassy in Jerusalem on Monday, which included an hour-long meeting between the delegation and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. 

“I was honored to be part of the United States delegation in Israel’s capital today for the move of the United States Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, which was long overdue,” said Mr. Zeldin in a statement later. “I’m grateful of President Trump’s leadership in not only following through with his own campaign promise and the campaign promises of Presidents of the past, but most importantly this decision was just the right thing to do. Jerusalem is Israel’s capital and this is where our embassy should be located. The support, pride and warm welcome from Israelis has been such a remarkable memory I will never want to forget. This is a historic day not only for the life of a nation but also for an alliance between nations that is second to none.”

• The Riverhead Town Board will vote at their 7 p.m. meeting this evening on whether the town’s Community Development Agency should lease the Henry Pfeifer Community Center in Calverton to East End Disability Associates in the interim period before the North Fork Animal Welfare League builds a new animal shelter there. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Flanders, Riverside & Northampton Community Association is hosting its second annual  Food Truck Festival this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with numerous food options, physical activities, and a kids zone. More details are online here.
• Saturday’s Petanqué fundraiser for the New Suffolk ballfield will be rescheduled due to expected rain. We will have more details when the event is rescheduled.

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

May 16
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:13 a.m., 11:27 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:21 a.m., 10:35 p.m.
Greenport: 11:50 a.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:15 a.m., 12:51 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:45 a.m., 11:59 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:38 a.m., 1:12 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:45 a.m., 1:19 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:32 a.m., 8:45 p.m.

May 17
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:04 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:12 a.m., 11:27 p.m.
Greenport: 12:04 a.m., 12:41 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:02 a.m., 1:41 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:36 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:26 a.m., 2:03 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:33 a.m., 2:10 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:24 a.m., 9:36 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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