Good Morning!

• We’re expecting mostly sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 67 degrees and a south wind 8 to 11 miles per hour. There’s a 30 percent chance of overnight showers, with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 52. We’re expecting rain on Saturday, with 1 to 2 inches possible, a high near 65 and a southeast wind around 10 miles per hour. There’s a 30 percent chance of rain before 8 a.m. Sunday, with otherwise partly sunny skies and a high near 73.

• South Fork Wind marked completion of the project’s onshore export cable system this week, after 15 months of work trenching and laying cable down 4.1 miles of back roads and Long Island Rail Road rights of way to a substation in East Hampton Village. Read More.

• North Fork Audubon’s 2023 Spring Native Plant Sale will be held at Inlet Pond County Park in Greenport on Saturday and Sunday, May 20 and 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with more than 40 native species available for sale. Here’s more info.

• “The most effective way to show compassion to another person is to listen to them. Once we know how to listen to our own suffering with compassion, we can listen to someone else with the same compassion, and our listening is like a salve for their wounds.” Beacon columnist Dave Davis shares this wisdom from Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh in this month’s Dave’s Desk@Ditch.

• The Quogue Wildlife Refuge hosts two interesting events on Saturday, beginning with a free Water Quality Update with Robert J. Mozer, a certified professional geologist and hydrogeologist with a background that includes investigating Superfund sites at 10 a.m. At 2 p.m., the refuge hosts a World Turtle Day celebration for families, with information about what you can do to help Long Island turtles and a meet and greet with the Refuge’s native turtles. Admission is $5. More details on both programs are at

• Hallockville Museum Farm hosts the annual Fleece & Fiber Festival this weekend — it’s scheduled for Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a rain date of Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. We don’t have info yet on whether the rain date will be used, but will update this post with more details as they become available. Fiber artisans will share handmade and authentic works for sale, there will be shearing demonstrations, exceptional four-legged guests, special fiber-focused tours and a petting zoo. Admission is $10. More details are at

• Duck Creek Arts Center in East Hampton hosts a free Artist Talk with Don Christensen on “Wood Paintings in a Wood Barn,”  an installation of paintings on locally found wood and furniture at Duck Creek Arts Center, 127 Squaw Road, East Hampton. on Sunday at 3 p.m. More info is at

• Funny Women of a Certain Age (Carole Montgomery, Julia Scotti and Leighann Lord) bring unfettered and uninhibited comedy to The Suffolk in Riverhead on Sunday at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $59 to$69 and are available at

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

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.

May 20
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:03 a.m., 11:17 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:11 a.m., 10:25 p.m.
Greenport: 11:40 a.m., 11:54 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:08 a.m., 12:44 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:35 a.m., 11:49 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:31 a.m., 1:02 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:38 a.m., 1:09 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10:16 a.m., 10:28 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:25 a.m., 8:37 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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