Buckets of Rain

Good Morning!

• There’s a 30 percent chance of rain after 3 p.m. today, but otherwise it gradually become mostly sunny, with a high near 74 degrees and a northeast wind 6 to 11 miles per hour. We’re expecting a 30 percent chance of rain overnight, mainly before 3 a.m., with a low around 53. Wednesday will be partly sunny, with a high near 68. Showers are likely Thursday, with a high near 67.

• East Hampton Town Democrats formally announced Monday that Town Councilman Peter Van Scoyoc will be their Town Supervisor candidate this year. The party will also back incumbent Councilwoman Kathee Burke-Gonzalez and attorney Jeffrey Bragman for two town board seats.

• The Southold Town Board is taking its meetings on the road today, holding both its 9 a.m. work session and 4:30 p.m. regular meeting in the auditorium at Peconic Landing in Greenport. This morning’s work session will include a discussion of work being done by the water conservation committee, weekend trolley service for Southold Town and Peconic Region tourism marketing. The board will hold a public hearing on maps used as basis for federal flood insurance at their 4:30 p.m. meeting. The full agenda for both meetings is online here.

• 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 today, 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 Southampton Town Board is expected to approve an agreement with the Ecological Culture Initiative to caretake the Squiretown Park and Caretaker’s House for use as an education center at their 6 p.m. meeting tonight. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett will host a benefit tonight at 6:30 p.m. for local environmentalist, photographer, music lover and animal activist, Dell Cullum, who broke his back on April 21 while rescuing a wild animal. The benefit includes a raffle and food to raise money for his recovery expenses since Dell is unable to work during his time of rehabilitation and recovery. More details are online here. [$20] His friends have also started a gofundme page, online here.

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

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.

May 24
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:06 a.m., 9:27 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:14 a.m., 8:35 p.m.
Greenport: 9:43 a.m., 10:04 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:45 a.m., 11:02 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:38 a.m., 9:59 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:05 a.m., 11:26 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:12 a.m., 11:33 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:29 a.m., 6:52 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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