The Flanders, Riverside & Northampton Community Association hosted a wildly successful food truck festival all weekend.
The Flanders, Riverside & Northampton Community Association hosted a wildly successful food truck festival all weekend.

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting periods of rain, areas of fog and possibly a thunderstorm today, with a high near 61 degrees and a southeast wind 10 to 13 miles per hour. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch are possible. We’re expecting more rain overnight and through 8 a.m. Tuesday, with a steady temperature around 58 degrees. Tuesday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 70. There’s a 50 percent chance of showers Wednesday, but otherwise it will be cloudy, with a high near 68.

• Like much of the North Fork, the hamlet of Mattituck is currently experiencing a surge in popularity, and with that comes an inevitable discussion on the best ways for a community to grow. The community talked over many of these issues at a special Mattituck-Laurel Civic Association Saturday morning. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• The Southold Town Board is taking its meetings on the road tomorrow, May 23, holding both its 9 a.m. work session and 4:30 p.m. regular meeting in the auditorium at Peconic Landing in Greenport.

• Long Island Green Homes will give a free presentation aimed to help homeowners find where their homes are wasting energy, and how they can take advantage of state incentives to fix problems and make theirs homes more energy efficient tomorrow, May 23 at 2:30 p.m. at the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor. There will also be a discussion of the economics of rooftop solar panels. The program is sponsored by Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming and Southampton Town’s Tri-Energy program.

• The folks who brought you “One Guitar,” a CD of original songs all performed on Don Bracken’s Gibson acoustic guitar to benefit the Maureen’s Haven homeless shelter network are presenting “One Guitar Uproar,” an evening of music at Riverhead’s Vail-Leavitt Music Hall that will also benefit Maureen’s Haven, this Thursday, May 25 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20. More details are online here.

• The Beacon’s Week in Review was delivered piping hot to inboxes throughout the East End in the wee hours of Sunday morning. To get your own copy each week, sign up here.

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

May 22
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:18 a.m., 8:39 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:37 a.m., 7:02 p.m.
Greenport: 8:06 a.m., 8:31 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:57 a.m., 9:19 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:01 a.m., 8:26 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:28 a.m., 9:53 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:35 a.m., 10 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:34 a.m., 5:07 p.m.

May 23
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:18 a.m., 8:39 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:26 a.m., 7:47 p.m.
Greenport: 8:55 a.m., 9:16 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:52 a.m., 10:11 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:50 a.m., 9:11 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:17 a.m., 10:38 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:24 a.m., 10:45 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:34 a.m., 6 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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