Season's signs, Aquebogue
Season’s signs, Aquebogue

Good Morning!

• Get your flip-flops out. Today will be sunny, with a high near 81 degrees and a west wind 9 to 15 miles per hour. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 58. Thursday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 76, and Friday will be partly sunny, with a high near 72.

• Cities around the world have been becoming more friendly to bicycles in the past decade, but out here in the traffic-clogged country, many people who would otherwise love to ride a bicycle have decided riding here is just too dangerous. Hampton Bays-based artist Andy Morris would like to see a change in public policy for bicycle infrastructure here, and he’s formed a new Facebook group, South Fork Active Transportation Initiative, to start a public groundswell for change in the way we think about bicycle infrastructure here. We kick off National Bike Month with an interview with Andy about his proposal.

• With the advent of May comes the spring migration of birds you might just see for a few weeks of the year. North Fork Birder Pat Hanly will give a North Fork Audubon Society talk on birdwatching during “Maygration” this Friday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the Peconic Lane Community Center, followed by a bird walk the next morning at Inlet Pond County Park. And North Fork Audubon’s Tuesdays with Tom will meet at the park every Tuesday this month at 8 a.m. to set off for a morning of Maygration birding.

• – The Riverhead Community Coalition for Safe and Drug-Free Youth and its community partners have announced they collected 223 pounds of unused, unwanted and expired medication during its latest take-back event this past Saturday, April 28, many of which were controlled substances. Read more about the Coalition’s work online here.

• The Hampton Bays Historical Society will host a Kentucky Derby Party this Saturday, May 5 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Lyzon Hat Shop on Main Street in Hampton Bays. Bring your Derby hat and be prepared to be on TV. Tickets are $50 and more details are online here.

• The Southold Sunshine Society, which provides assistance to people facing medical challenges, will hold a “Name Your Game” afternoon luncheon, with game-playing of your choice, next Monday, May 7 from noon to 3 p.m. at Founder’s Landing in Southold. Tickets are $20 per person and, reservations required. Call Anne Swanson at 631.765.5735 for more details.

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

May 2
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:22 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:30 a.m., 11:43 p.m.
Greenport: 12:26 a.m., 12:59 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:23 a.m., 1:55 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:21 a.m., 12:54 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:48 a.m., 2:21 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:55 a.m., 2:28 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:38 a.m., 9:54 p.m.

May 3
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:35 a.m., 1:09 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:17 p.m.
Greenport: 1:12 a.m., 1:46 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:03 a.m., 2:37 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:07 a.m., 1:41 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:34 a.m., 3:08 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:41 a.m., 3:15 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:24 a.m., 10:37 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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