Thursday afternoon, Sag Harbor Cove
Thursday afternoon, Sag Harbor Cove

Good Morning!

•  We’re expecting a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon today, but otherwise it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 84 degrees and a west wind 10 to 16 miles per hour. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 48. Saturday will be sunny, with a high near 65, and Sunday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 66.

• As the federal government’s plans to sell Plum Island chug along in snail-paced time, the East End’s county legislators, town supervisors and village mayors are asking New York State to intervene. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• This weekend, May 20 and 21, Sag Harbor will celebrate itself with the second annual Cultural Heritage Day, filled with events designed to celebrate the village’s history, culture, music and community. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• The Mattituck-Laurel Civic Association is hosting a major forum this Saturday, May 20 on “Maintaining Rural Character While Planning for Strategic Growth.” More details are online here.

• The North Fork Environmental Council will hold its 45th Anniversary celebration, with a special tribute to past president Howard Meinke, this Sunday, May 21 at 4:30 p.m. at Case’s Place in New Suffolk. Tickets are $75 and are available online here.

• There’s plenty to do on the East End this weekend, and in the weeks ahead. Always be in the know by checking in with our Events Calendar, online here.

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

May 19
Plum Gut Harbor: 4:49 a.m., 5:35 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 3:57 a.m., 4:43 p.m.
Greenport: 5:26 a.m., 6:12 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 6:02 a.m., 6:39 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 5:21 a.m., 6:07 p.m.
New Suffolk: 6:48 a.m., 7:34 p.m.
South Jamesport: 6:55 a.m., 7:41 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:34 a.m., 2:16 p.m.

May 20
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:46 a.m., 6:24 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 4:54 a.m., 5:32 p.m.
Greenport: 6:23 a.m., 7:01 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 7:01 a.m., 7:33 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 6:18 a.m., 6:56 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:45 a.m., 8:23 p.m.
South Jamesport: 7:52 a.m., 8:30 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:31 a.m., 3:12 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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