Good Morning!

• We’re expecting mostly sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 68 degrees and a southeast wind 5 to 11 miles per hour. We’re expecting mostly cloudy skies overnight, with a low around 58 and a slight chance of drizzle or light rain after 9 p.m. We’re expecting a 30 percent chance of showers Friday, with thunderstorms also possible after 3 p.m., cloudy skies and a high near 75. There’s a 60 percent chance of showers Saturday, with thunderstorms also possible after 3 p.m., mostly cloudy skies, and a high near 75.

• The newly formed Southold Peconic Civic Association is inviting the public to an informative program on “Understanding SEQRA: The State Environmental Quality Review Act” with Group for the East End President Bob DeLuca, this evening at 6:30 p.m. at the Southold Town Recreation Center, 970 Peconic Lane, Peconic. All are welcome to attend.

• The Southampton Town Board will discuss the possibility of extending the terms of Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals members from four to seven years at its 10 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live here.

• The Riverhead Town Board is expected to discuss firearms sales in town, the dredging of Reeve’s Creek and town code regarding anaerobic digesters at its 10 a.m. work session this morning. The agenda is online here, and the meeting can be viewed live here.

• The Riverhead Lions, Kiwanis and Rotary clubs will host Riverhead Town Supervisor Yvette Aguiar to give her annual State of the Town address on Wednesday, June 8 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Sea Star Ballroom. The event includes dinner and costs $35. Here’s the registration link.

• Live theater is alive and well on the East End this weekend. “A Doll’s House, Part 2,” Lucas Hnath’s “smart, funny and utterly engrossing” play revisiting the central characters of Henrik Ibsen’s 1879 original revolutionary play, opens this evening at the Quogue Community Hall. Here are more details, and the North Fork Community Theatre’s production of “The Producers” also continues this week.

Suffolk County reported 896 new cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday, May 24, with 10.8 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 259 hospitalized people who had the virus, though just 44 percent of them were hospitalized due to Covid-19 or its complications, with 21 patients in ICU. The county reported one new fatality from the virus, bringing the death toll here to 4,423 people since March of 2020.

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

May 26
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:45 a.m., 8:07 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:53 a.m., 7:15 p.m.
Greenport: 8:22 a.m., 8:44 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:17 a.m., 9:37 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:17 a.m., 8:39 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:44 a.m., 10:06 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:51 a.m., 10:13 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 6:42 a.m., 7:17 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:51 a.m., 5:26 p.m.

May 27
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:30 a.m., 8:48 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:38 a.m., 7:56 p.m.
Greenport: 9:07 a.m., 9:25 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:07 a.m., 10:21 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:02 a.m., 9:20 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:29 a.m., 10:47 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:36 a.m., 10:54 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 7:34 a.m., 8:02 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:43 a.m., 6:11 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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