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Good Morning!

• We’re expecting a chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9 a.m., after which showers and thunderstorms become more likely up until noon, and then just showers are likely this afternoon, with a high near 70 degrees and a south wind 5 to 8 miles per hour.  Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 51 degrees. The rest of the week is expected to be sunny, with temperatures in the high 60s Wednesday and Thursday and the low 70s on Friday.

• Voters across the East End go to the polls to elect school boards and vote on school budgets today. On the budget front, none of the local districts are attempting to pierce the state tax levy cap, and school board races are mostly quiet, with notable exceptions in Sag Harbor, Riverhead and Southampton. The Beacon’s full school budget vote guide is online here.

• East Hampton Town agreed in federal court yesterday to wait until after June 8 to begin its new airport noise regulations, giving the judge in a federal lawsuit time to evaluate opponents of the restrictions’ request for a preliminary injunction barring the town from enacting the regulations.

• Of America’s 46 first ladies, nine were born in New York State. Historian Elizabeth Kaplan will discuss the social, political and economic differences between these ladies in an illustrated lecture exploring their lives and legacies at Peconic Landing tonight at 8 p.m. Tickets are available online here:

• The Southold Town Board has a busy morning scheduled at their 9 a.m. work session today. They’re expected to discuss efforts to turn Plum Island into a wildlife preserve and hear updates from their transportation and shellfish advisory committees and their conservation advisory council, and on a request for a living shoreline grant. No public hearings are scheduled for their 4:30 p.m. meeting this afternoon. Their full agenda for both meetings is online here.

• The East Hampton Town Board is expected to discuss airport maintenance and improvement projects, highway business zoning setback requirements and hamlet studies at their 10 a.m. work session at town hall. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Shelter Island Town Board will discuss fireworks, deer hunting permits and a Chamber of Commerce public restroom proposal at their 1 p.m. work session this afternoon. Their full agenda is online here.

And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light 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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