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Good Morning!

• We’re in for a bout of good weather through most of the holiday weekend. Today is expected to be sunny, with a high near 66 degrees and a northwest wind 13 to 17 miles per hour, while tonight is expected to be mostly clear, with a low around 40. Tomorrow is expected to be mostly sunny, with a high near 67 and Friday is expected to be mostly sunny with a high near 71 degrees. Saturday is expected to be sunny, with a high near 67 degrees and Sunday is expected to be sunny, with a high near 72.  At this point, we’re looking at a 30 percent chance of showers for Memorial Day, but that could change.

• All school budgets across the East End passed last night, some by wide margins. Of note: In Riverhead, Susan Koukounas and Ann Cotten-Degrasse kept their school board seats and three ballot propositions also passed: to build a new bus garage in Calverton, install a turf field at the high school and establish a capital reserve fund. In Amagansett, board member Mary Lownes was ousted by Steven Graboski. In East Hampton, Christina DeSanti, John Ryan Sr. and Elizabeth Pucci won the school board elections. Christopher Hudson beat out Carolyn Terry in East Quogue. Elizabeth Scully and Michael Dunn won Hampton Bays’ election. Diane Hausman held on to her seat in Montauk. Thomas Schiavoni, Chris Tice and Stephanie Bitis won Sag Harbor’s election. Roberta Hunter and Donald King won Southampton’s election. Suzanne Mensch, Joyce Donneson and Stacy Rubio won in Westhampton. The Beacon’s full report is online here.

A sinking fishing boat off of Shinnecock Inlet Sunday morning | Coast Guard photo
A sinking fishing boat off of Shinnecock Inlet Sunday morning | Coast Guard photo

• This week is National Safe Boating Week, and though the picture to the right of a fishing boat that sunk just outside of the Shinnecock Inlet on Sunday morning might not appear to be an example of safe boating, the Coast Guard is reminding boaters that the five people on board this boat survived because they contacted the Coast Guard and had the proper safety gear on board. You can find out more about preparing your boat for a safe season online here.

• “Hay Fever,” Noel Coward’s quintessentially theatrical comedy of British bad manners, is opening tomorrow night. It’s the fourth and final production of the Hampton Theatre Company’s 2014-15 season, and runs through June 7. More information is online here.

• The East End Seaport Museum in Greenport is unveiling their new Sea Life Exhibit Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. — the Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center in Riverhead helped them renovate their 750 gallon salt-water aquarium for the project. Admission is free and there will be refreshments. More information is online here.

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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