• Showers are likely today, with a thunderstorm possible after noon, with a high near 65 degrees and winds out of the southeast from 5 to 8 miles per hour in the morning. We’re expecting showers and possibly a thunderstorm overnight, with a low around 55. Wednesday will be partly sunny, with a 20 percent chance of morning showers and a high near 77. Thursday will be sunny, with a high near 70 degrees.
• Our in-house cooks from the Peconic Dish are staying right in tune with the seasons this month. For May, Alison Boyd and William Sertl have whipped up an asparagus sformato, to be served with parmesan-crusted flounder. Get the recipe here.
• The Southold Town Board will discuss mental health initiatives, Old Sound Avenue in Mattituck, an appointment to the Conservation Advisory Council and boat launch permits at their 9:15 a.m. work session at town hall this morning. The board will hold a public hearing on commercial solar energy siting at their 4:30 p.m. meeting this afternoon. Their full agenda for both meetings is online here.
• The Shelter Island Town Board will hold a dedication ceremony for the Wade’s Beach pavilion at noon today.
• The Southampton Town Board will hold a public hearing on prohibiting the use of unmanned aircraft systems during special events, and on the CPF acquisition of land at 169 Elm Street in Southampton at their 6 p.m. meeting this evening. Their full agenda is online here.
• Presenters from the Custer Institute and Observatory will share current thoughts about life beyond Earth and some outdoor viewing through a telescope in a special program this evening, May 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Riverhead Free Library. More details are online here.
• The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons will host a Democratic Congressional Primary Debate between the five candidates running in the June 26 primary on Thursday, May 24 at 7 p.m. at Hampton Bays High School. More details are online here. All are welcome to attend.
Today’s high tides on the East End are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 4:22 a.m., 5:03 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 3:30 a.m., 4:11 p.m.
Greenport: 4:59 a.m., 5:40 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:50 a.m., 6:30 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:54 a.m., 5:35 p.m.
New Suffolk: 6:21 a.m., 7:02 p.m.
South Jamesport: 6:28 a.m., 7:09 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:33 a.m., 2:19 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.