Good Morning!

• We’re expecting sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 68 degrees and a north wind 8 to 15 miles per hour. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 42. Friday and Saturday will both be sunny, with a high near 71, and we’re expecting mostly sunny skies for Sunday and Monday, with highs in the mid-70s.

• The technology is ready, the economics are favorable, all we need for saving money while saving lives is to muster the political courage to stand up to special interests and hasten the transition to all-electric buildings and transportation say two leading New York advocates for renewable energy and fighting climate change in this month’s Viewpoint.

• Both Southampton and Riverhead towns’ regular Thursday work sessions have been cancelled this week. Get ready for the holiday weekend. We expect them back at work in June.

• The John Steinbeck House in Sag Harbor, which has just been preserved for use as a writers’ retreat, is opening to the public Memorial Day Weekend for the first of a series of Saturday and holiday weekend tours. Spaces are filling up fast. Here’s more info.

• “The Portuguese Kid” opens this evening at Hampton Theatre Company in Quogue, and runs Thursdays & Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. (plus a bonus Saturday 2:30 p.m. matinee June 10) through June 11. Oscar and Tony winner John Patrick Shanley returns to the romantic-comedy orbit of “Moonstruck” with this tale of 50-somethings Atalanta and Barry, who grew up together in Providence, who are mismatched with 20-somethings Freddie and Patty, who once had a disastrous affair. Tickets range from $20-$36 and are available at

• New Music Under the Big Sky will be held this Saturday at 7 p.m. at Custer Institute Observatory in Southold. It’s a Rites of Spring Music Festival outdoor concert by Wild Tapestry, an improvising group featuring saxophones, harp and percussion. Rain Date June 3. Tickets are $45 or $30 for Festival & Observatory members, and free for those under 25 years old, and can be purchased at

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

May 25
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:34 a.m., 3:12 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:42 a.m., 2:20 p.m.
Greenport: 3:11 a.m., 3:49 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:50 a.m., 4:30 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:06 a.m., 3:44 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:33 a.m., 5:11 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:40 a.m., 5:18 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 1:27 a.m., 2:21 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:30 p.m.

May 26
Plum Gut Harbor: 3:29 a.m., 4:08 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 2:37 a.m., 3:16 p.m.
Greenport: 4:06 a.m., 4:45 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:41 a.m., 5:21 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:01 a.m., 4:40 p.m.
New Suffolk: 5:28 a.m., 6:07 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5:35 a.m., 6:14 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 2:16 a.m., 3:09 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:25 a.m., 1:18 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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