Good Morning!

• We’re expecting sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 61 degrees and a north wind 5 to 8 miles per hour, becoming south in the afternoon. It will be clear overnight, with a low around 37. Friday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 66 and Saturday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 69 and showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after 5 p.m.

• Riverhead Town declared a State of Emergency Tuesday evening, “in response to reports that the New York City Department of Homeless Services has, or will be arranging for the transportation and relocation of undocumented migrants and/or asylum seekers to hotels or motels within the Town of Riverhead,” according to a media advisory from the Town Supervisor. Read More.

• At the invitation of the Greater Calverton Civic Association, EPCAL Watch will present a comprehensive briefing on the status of sale of 1,600 acres of town land to the Ghermezian family’s Calverton Aviation & Technology. and prospective use as an air cargo and trucking distribution hub this evening, May 18 at the Riley Avenue Elementary School (374 Riley Avenue) at 6:30 p.m. The meeting is open to the public, including from other affected communities.

• The Southampton Town Board will discuss wireless communications structures at its 10:30 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on Sea-TV’s YouTube channel.

• The East Hampton Town Board holds public hearings on numerous CPF acquisitions and improvement of the town’s garbage and refuse district 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 Greenport Village Board holds a public hearing on changes to net metering of renewable energy at 6 p.m. this evening at the Third Street Firehouse, followed by its monthly work session. Here’s more info about the public hearing, here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live here.

• Hamptons Observatory and the Southampton Arts Center host a virtual lecture this evening 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.

• “Sunday in the Park with George” opens this evening at the North Fork Community Theatre, 12700 Old Sound Avenue in Mattituck. Showtimes will be Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. through June 4. Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s masterpiece merges past and present into poignant truths about life, love and art. Tickets are $30 and are available at nfct.com.

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

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.

May 19
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:16 a.m., 10:32 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:24 a.m., 9:40 p.m.
Greenport: 10:53 a.m., 11:09 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:59 a.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:48 a.m., 11:04 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:15 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:22 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:31 a.m., 9:48 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:40 a.m., 7:57 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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