Good Morning!

• Today will be sunny, with a high temperature near 71 degrees and a calm wind, becoming south 5 to 9 miles per hour in the afternoon. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 52. Tuesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 72 and Wednesday will be sunny, with a high near 77.

• Leaders at Sag Harbor’s Bay Street Theatre took to the stage in their rented home of 30 years on May 1 to discuss their plans to build a new theater at the gateway to the village. Read our full story.

Suffolk County reported 95 new cases of Covid-19 on Saturday, May 15, with .9 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 127 people hospitalized with the virus in the county, with 28 of them in ICU. The county reported two new fatalities, bringing the death toll here from the virus to 3,381 people.

• The Mattituck-Laurel Civic Association holds a Clean Water Septic Technology webinar this evening at 6:30 p.m. for more information about clean-water septic systems designed to reduce nitrogen pollution in Long Island’s rivers, beaches, and bays. Here are more details.

 • The Accabonac Protection Committee will hold a special Zoom forum tomorrow, May 18 from 6 to 7 p.m. on what we can do to help mitigate the decline in our songbirds, with presentations by two keynote speakers: renowned landscape designer Edwina Von Gal and noted bird expert Bruce Horwith. Here’s how to register.

• The Beacon’s Week in Review was delivered piping hot to inboxes throughout the East End in the wee hours of Sunday morning. To get your own copy each week, sign up here.

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

May 17
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:12 a.m., 3:03 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:20 a.m., 2:11 p.m.
Greenport: 2:49 a.m., 3:40 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:29 a.m., 4:16 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 2:44 a.m., 3:35 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:11 a.m., 5:02 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:18 a.m., 5:09 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:48 a.m., 1:54 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:03 a.m., 11:49 p.m.

May 18
Plum Gut Harbor: 3:02 a.m., 3:56 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 2:10 a.m., 3:04 p.m.
Greenport: 3:39 a.m., 4:33 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:20 a.m., 5:07 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:34 a.m., 4:28 p.m.
New Suffolk: 5:01 a.m., 5:55 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5:08 a.m., 6:02 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 1:40 a.m., 2:44 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:53 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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