Good Morning!

• We’re expecting cloudy skies today, with a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and a high near 74, with a southwest wind 7 to 9 miles per hour. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 56. Skies will clear on Friday, with a high near 78, and Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 72.

• The Southampton Town Board is slated to vote to send a Home Rule Request to the New York State Legislature for a change in state law to extend the mandatory retirement age of the town police chief from 60 to 65 years old at a 10 a.m. special meeting this morning, followed by a work session at which they’re slated to discuss an update on the Hampton Bays sewage treatment plan and a downtown pattern book for Hampton Bays. Here’s the work session agenda. Both meetings can be viewed live on Sea-TV’s YouTube channel.

• The Village of Greenport holds its monthly meeting this evening at 6 p.m. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live here.

• The Riverhead Chamber of Commerce at 125 East Main Street in Riverhead hosts a New York Blood Center blood drive from 1 to 5:30 p.m. this afternoon. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments can also be made online here.

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 this evening from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Cutchogue New Suffolk Library.

• The Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt hold a Full Flower Moon Hike at the South Fork Natural History Museum, 377 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton this evening at 8:30 p.m. It’s a free, leisurely-paced hike through open-field trails. Register by emailing

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

May 23
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:41 a.m., 10:43 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:49 a.m., 9:51 p.m.
Greenport: 11:18 a.m., 11:20 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:12 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:13 a.m., 11:15 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:04 a.m., 12:40 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:11 a.m., 12:47 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:37 a.m., 9:49 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:46 a.m., 7:58 p.m.

May 24
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:23 a.m., 11:24 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:31 a.m., 10:32 p.m.
Greenport: Noon
Mattituck Inlet: 12:14 a.m., 12:53 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:55 a.m., 11:56 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:42 a.m., 1:22 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:49 a.m., 1:29 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10:16 a.m., 10:26 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:25 a.m., 8:35 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

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