Good Morning!

• There’s a 20 percent chance of showers before 10 a.m. today, but otherwise it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 65 degrees and a west wind around 9 miles per hour. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 45. We’re expecting scattered showers and thunderstorms Friday, mainly after 10 a.m., with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 68. Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 69.

• The Southampton Town Board will hold a special meeting at 10 a.m. today to approve the $8.5 million purchase of the town’s rented community center space on Ponquogue Avenue in Hampton Bays, followed by a private executive session at which the board is slated to discuss acquisitions and legal advice.

• The Riverhead Town Board will hear annual reports from the town’s Farmland Preservation Committee and Business Improvement District at the board’s 10 a.m. work session this morning at town hall.

• The East Hampton Town Board will hold public hearings on acquisition of equipment for the town’s garbage and refuse district and on two grants of scenic and conservation easements at its 6:30 p.m. meeting this evening. The full agenda is online here.

• Former Democratic National Committee Chairman and Vermont Governor Howard Dean will lead a non-partisan discussion on the upcoming 2020 elections this afternoon at 4 p.m. Tickets are free but registration is required. More details are online here.

• The Southampton Arts Center hosts a free “Hangout” with the Water People of Surfrider and Ocean Water Rescue units from the South Fork towns this evening from 6 to 8 p.m. in conjunction with its current exhibition, “EastEndCollected5.” More details are online here.

• The North Fork Community Theatre’s spring production of “The Drowsy Chaperone” opens tonight at the newly renovated Mattituck theater, and runs through June 2. More details are online here.

• Peconic Land Trust President John v.H. Halsey, and local architect James Garretson, of the Southold Historical Preservation Commission, with vintner Louisa Hargrave moderating, will hold a discussion on “Why Preserve: A Conversation About Our Future” this Saturday, May 18 at 4 p.m. at Peconic Landing in Greenport. More details are online here.

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

May 16
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:28 a.m., 8:49 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:36 a.m., 7:57 p.m.
Greenport: 9:05 a.m., 9:26 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:04 a.m., 10:25 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9 a.m., 9:21 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:27 a.m., 10:48 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:34 a.m., 10:55 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 7:36 a.m., 8:09 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:45 a.m., 6:18 p.m.

May 17
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:16 a.m., 9:35 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:24 a.m., 8:43 p.m.
Greenport: 9:53 a.m., 10:12 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:56 a.m., 11:13 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:48 a.m., 10:07 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:15 a.m., 11:34 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:22 a.m., 11:41 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:29 a.m., 8:57 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:38 a.m., 7:06 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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