Good Morning!

• We’re expecting breezy conditions today with a northwest wind 17 to 21 miles per hour, sunny skies, and a high temperature near 65. It will be clear overnight, with a low around 39. Thursday will be sunny, with a high near 60, and Friday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 64.

• School budgets passed throughout the East End on Tuesday, with the exception of the tiny district of Wainscott, which needed 60 percent of the vote to pierce the state tax cap due to an increase in enrollment. A controversial proposal to bond to buy several lots on Marsden Streets near Pierson High School in Sag Harbor also failed.

• A mixed bag of residents for and against two new proposed yacht storage buildings on the Mattituck Inlet spoke at the first of what will be two public hearings before the Southold Town Planning Board Monday evening, May 15. Read our full story.

• Riverhead Town is embarking this month on the East End’s first town-wide food scrap composting program, at a time when how we handle our waste has become critical to the future of the region. Read More.

• The Riverhead Town Board meets this evening at 6 p.m. There are no public hearings scheduled. Here’s the agenda, here’s the Zoom login info, and the meeting can be viewed online here.

• Movies at The Suffolk continues this evening with “Top Gun: Maverick” at 7 p.m. at the historic downtown Riverhead Theater. Tickets are $15 and are available at

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

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.

May 18
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:30 a.m., 9:48 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:38 a.m., 8:56 p.m.
Greenport: 10:07 a.m., 10:25 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:12 a.m., 11:24 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:02 a.m., 10:20 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:29 a.m., 11:47 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:36 a.m., 11;54 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:44 a.m., 9:06 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:53 a.m., 7:15 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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