Good Morning!

 • We’re expecting a 50 percent chance of showers today, with mostly cloudy skies and a high temperature near 55 degrees, with a southwest wind 8 to 15 miles per hour. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 45 and a 20 percent chance of showers. Wednesday will be partly sunny, with a high near 55 and a 50 percent chance of showers, mainly after 8 a.m. Thursday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 54 and showers likely, mainly before 2 p.m.

• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss Voltus energy generation programs, the town’s proposed changes to its Accessory Dwelling Unit legislation, a draft law regarding the use of geotubes (sand-filled bags) to shore up beaches and updates to the town’s zoning code 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 Riverhead Town Board holds public hearings on sewer rates and two special permit applications on East Main Street, one for a day care center, and one for a two-story garage, at its 2 p.m. meeting this afternoon. Here’s the agenda, here’s the Zoom login info, here’s more info about the public hearings, and the meeting can be viewed live here.

• Riverhead Town’s Industrial Development Agency will be holding a public forum with Calverton Aviation and Technology about its plans for the EPCAL property on Wednesday, May 3 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Hotel Indigo Ballroom at 1830 West Main Street. While not a formal public hearing, CAT will give an overview of its proposal and take questions from the public.

• The North Fork Environmental Council is holding a Repair Café this Saturday, May 6 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Greenport’s Floyd Memorial Library at 539 First Street. Volunteer repair coaches are needed to help members of the public repair items ranging from clothes to household appliances to bicycles, and everyone is encouraged to attend. To volunteer, email margaret@nfec1.org.

• The Town of Southampton Youth Bureau and East End Thrive are accepting submissions for their Creative Arts Contest for ages 10 to 25. This year’s theme is “Hope & Recovery.” Accepted art submissions include photography, graphic art, sculpture, and free-hand. All entries (maximum of two entries per artist) must be dropped off at the Southampton Youth Bureau’s main office at the Flanders Youth Center, 655 Flanders Road or East End Thrive, 110 Mill Road Suites A & B in Westhampton Beach by Friday, May 19. An opening for the exhibition will be held at the Southampton Cultural Center, 25 Pond Lane in Southampton on Friday, June 2 from 6 to 7 p.m., where prizes will be awarded to the “Best Art Piece” in three age categories. Call the Southampton Youth Bureau at 631.702.2425 or East End Thrive at 631.334.1723 for more info, or view the registration form online at www.southamptontownny.gov/youthbureau.

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

May 2
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:30 a.m., 8:46 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:38 a.m., 7:54 p.m.
Greenport: 9:07 a.m., 9:23 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:52 a.m., 10:10 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:02 a.m., 9:18 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:29 a.m., 10:45 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:36 a.m., 10:52 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 7:19 a.m.,7:53 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:28 a.m., 6:02 p.m.

May 3
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:08 a.m., 9:21 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:16 a.m., 8:29 p.m.
Greenport: 9:45 a.m., 9:58 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:35 a.m., 10:49 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:40 a.m., 9:53 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:07 a.m., 11:20 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:14 a.m., 11:27 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:04 a.m., 8:31 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:13 a.m., 6:40 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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