Good Morning!

• We’re expecting sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 75 degrees and a west wind 11 to 16 miles per hour. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a 20 percent chance of showers and a low around 53. Skies will clear on Wednesday, with a high near 65. Thursday will be sunny, with a high near 60.

• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss this summer’s airport operations, a draft wireless master plan, projects at Boys and Girls Harbor and a report on beaches for this summer at its 11 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on LTV’s YouTube channel.

• The Shelter Island Town Board will hear presentations on Suffolk County Health Department water testing, budgeting for code enforcement and outdoor assembly permits at its 1 p.m. work session this afternoon. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live here.

• School budget and school board candidate votes will be held throughout the East End today — its your one chance each year to weigh in on the leadership and financial decisions made by the school district in your community. Voting hours vary by school district — check your school district website for more details — but all polls close by 9 p.m.

• Hamptons Observatory and the Southampton Arts Center host a virtual lecture on Thursday, May 18 at 7 p.m. titled “Space Craze: Exploring Space History & Science Fiction Through Artifacts.” Dr. Margaret Weitekamp, Curator & Chair of the Space History Department at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, gives a space historian’s tour through history, based on her new book, “Space Craze.” Register for this free program at southamptonartscenter.org.

• Peconic Baykeeper and Surfrider’s Eastern Long Island Chapter host a Day for the Bay on Saturday, May 20 in Mattituck from 10 a.m. to noon. There will be a water quality demonstration, ecology talk and beach cleanup at a Peconic Bay beach in Mattituck. Sign up to find the location for this free event at peconicbaykeeper.org.

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

May 16
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:56 a.m., 8:20 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:04 a.m., 7:28 p.m.
Greenport: 8:33 a.m., 8:57 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:31 a.m., 9:52 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:28 a.m., 8:52 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:55 a.m., 10:19 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:02 a.m., 10:26 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 7:01 a.m., 7:35 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:10 a.m., 5:44 p.m.

May 17
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:44 a.m., 9:04 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:52 a.m., 8:12 p.m.
Greenport: 9:21 a.m., 9:41 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:23 a.m., 10:39 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:16 a.m., 9:36 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:43 a.m., 11:03 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:50 a.m., 11:10 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 7:55 a.m., 8:22 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:04 a.m., 6:31 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 editor@eastendbeacon.com

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