Good Morning!

• It will be mostly cloudy through mid-morning, then gradually clearing, with a high temperature near 80 degrees and a west wind 8 to 11 miles per hour. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 50. Rain is likely Friday, mainly after 5 p.m., with partly sunny skies and a high near 67. We’re expecting rain mainly before 8 a.m. on Saturday, with mostly cloudy sk a high near 65. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

• Southampton Village has declared a Climate Emergency, putting the impact on our climate at the top of their considerations when making decisions, and echoing a similar measure passed by East Hampton Town earlier this year.

• After the Covid-year hiatus, Memorial Day parades are returning to the East End this year. Here are the details.

• RISE Life Services has opened a new food pantry at the Hampton Bays United Methodist Church at 158 West Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays. The pantry is open Thursdays, including today, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For more information about how to donate or to volunteer, call 631.727.6220.

• The Southampton Town Board will discuss the town’s housing plan and an update on Covid-19 at its 10 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed on Sea-TV.

• The Riverhead Town Board will discuss the town’s role in New York State’s legalization of marijuana and a proposed drag race at EPCAL at its 10 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed online here.

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

May 27
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:07 a.m., 11:28 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:15 a.m., 10:36 p.m.
Greenport: 11:44 a.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:10 a.m., 12:48 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:39 a.m.
New Suffolk: 12:33 a.m., 1:06 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:40 a.m., 1:13 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10:22 a.m., 10:45 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:31 a.m., 8:54 p.m.

May 28
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:03 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:11 a.m., 11:32 p.m.
Greenport: 12:05 a.m., 12:40 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:03 a.m., 1:41 p.m.
Sag Harbor: Midnight, 12:35 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:27 a.m., 2:02 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:34 a.m., 2:09 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 11:18 a.m., 11:39 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:27 a.m., 9:48 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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