Good Morning!

• We’re expecting patchy drizzle before 9 a.m. today, with partly sunny skies and a high temperature near 70 degrees, with a northeast wind around 11 miles per hour. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 52. Saturday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 65, and Sunday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 68.

• The Southampton Town Board has scheduled a public hearing for Tuesday, May 28 at 6 p.m. at Town Hall on a request from Canal BESS for an exemption from the Battery Energy Storage System moratorium currently in place in the town. Hampton Bays residents have been raising concerns over the past year about the 100 megawatt facility proposed on a site just south of Sunrise Highway not far from the Shinnecock Canal, which prompted the town to issue the moratorium and include Canal BESS. The project was under review at the time by the town’s Planning Board.

• The Greenport Farmers Market launches this afternoon from 3 to 6:30 p.m., for the first time in Mitchell Park in the center of the village. Here’s More Info.

• The Shelter Island Public Library hosts “Using Them Up: How the World Makes Leftovers Taste Like New,” a free online educational event this evening at 7 p.m. Find Out More.

• The North Fork Arts Center, which celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, will hold its first official series of events on Saturday, May 18 — a community open rehearsal and an evening performance with the Brooklyn Ballet. Here’s More Info.

• The Mattituck-Laurel Historical Society hosts “Mattituck History Day” tomorrow, May 18, with walking tours throughout Mattituck and an afternoon tea at the historical society’s headquarters. Here’s More Info.

North Fork Audubon holds its much-anticipated Spring Native Plant Sale on Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Inlet Pond County Park in Greenport. Find Out More.

• The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary flotilla 18-08 (1SR) will hold a day-long celebration of National Safe Boating Week on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mitchell Park in Greenport. Find Out More.

• The public is invited to the 47th Annual Meeting of the League of Women Voters of the Hamptons, Shelter Island and North Fork on Sunday, May 19 at 1 p.m. at the East Hampton Public Library. Find Out More.

• There’s plenty else to do on the East End this weekend, and in the weeks ahead. Find Out More in our Events Calendar.

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

May 17
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:22 a.m., 6:47 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:30 a.m., 5:55 p.m.
Greenport: 6:59 a.m., 7:24 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 7:38 a.m., 8:05 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 6:54 a.m., 7:19 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:21 a.m., 8:46 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:28 a.m., 8:53 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 4:58 a.m., 5:45 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:07 a.m., 3:54 p.m.

May 18
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:12 a.m., 7:32 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:20 a.m., 6:40 p.m.
Greenport: 7:49 a.m., 8:09 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:31 a.m., 8:53 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:44 a.m., 8:04 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:11 a.m., 9:31 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:18 a.m., 9:38 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 5:51 a.m., 6:34 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4 a.m., 4:43 p.m.

And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.

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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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