Good Morning!

• We’re expecting areas of fog before 10 a.m. today, with otherwise, mostly cloudy skies gradually becoming sunny, with a high temperature near 68 degrees and a light southwest wind becoming south 5 to 10 miles per hour in the morning. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 52. Wednesday will be sunny, with a high near 73 and Thursday will be partly sunny, with a high near 72 degrees.

• After hearing more than two hours of testimony Monday evening on its Comprehensive Plan Update, mostly from residents opposed to a recommendation that would allow private schools in industrial zones, the Riverhead Town Board will accept written comments on the plan through June 10. A separate public hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the plan will be held next Wednesday, May 29 at 6 p.m. at Town Hall. Written comments on that document will also be accepted through June 10. Read More.

• The Southold Town Board will hear an update on work being done by CAST and East End Hospice, on the state of solid waste management on Long Island and on a coastal erosion appeal for Bug Light at its 9 a.m. work session this morning. The board has no public hearings scheduled for its 4:30 p.m. meeting this evening. Here’s the agenda for both meetings, here’s the Zoom login for the morning session, and for the afternoon meeting.

• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss Suffolk County On-Demand bus service, an electric vehicle charging station at town hall and the Three Mile Harbor Affordable Apartments project 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 Cutchogue Civic Association hosts a community discussion on “Short-Term Rentals; What’s Legal, and What’s Not?” with Town Supervisor Al Krupski and a representative from the Town Attorney’s Office on Thursday, May 23 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Cutchogue New Suffolk Library.

• School Budget votes and School Board elections are being held throughout the East End today. Polling times vary depending on the school district, but all polls will close by 9 p.m. Don’t forget to vote!

Today’s high tides on the East End are as follows:

May 21
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:19 a.m., 9:28 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:27 a.m., 8:36 p.m.
Greenport: 9:56 a.m., 10:05 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:49 a.m., 10:57 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:51 a.m., 10 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:18 a.m., 11:27 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:25 a.m., 11:34 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:16 a.m., 8:38 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:25 a.m., 6:47 p.m.

And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.


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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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