Good Morning!

• We’re expecting a 30 percent chance of drizzle or light rain before 11 a.m. and again after 5 p.m. today, with areas of fog before 11am. and otherwise cloudy skies, with a high temperature near 74 degrees and a south wind 9 to 15 miles per hour. There’s an 80 percent chance of showers, along with possibly a thunderstorm, overnight, with a low around 61. We’re expecting mostly cloudy skies on Saturday, with a high near 75 degrees and a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Sunday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 75 degrees, and Memorial Day will be mostly sunny, with a high near 76.

• Memorial Day parades and ceremonies are returning this year — here are some highlights for the East End.

• The New Suffolk community will be holding several events this weekend, starting off with the New Suffolk Civic Association’s (NSCA) annual Community Yard Sale and Craft Fair Sunday morning, May 29, on the New Suffolk Ballfield between Third and Fourth streets from 8 a.m. to noon — this is a date change due to the rain anticipated Saturday. Also on Sunday, May 29, NSCA is partnering with the New Suffolk Waterfront Fund for a joint community picnic at the waterfront at 5 p.m. Here’s more info.

• East End Arts’ annual Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival is returning to Downtown Riverhead next Sunday, May 29. There’s still time for prospective street painters to book a square — here’s how.

• The Southampton Village Climate Action Committee, the Southampton African American Museum and the Southampton History Museum are organizing a seven-mile bike tour of Southampton this Sunday, May 29 from 1 to 3 p.m. This loop, dubbed “Bike Southampton!” takes attendees around the wide streets of Southampton to critical cultural institutions and places of historical significance. Working with the Southampton History Museum, the Southampton African American Museum and the Shinnecock Nation, the route aims to incorporate many facets of the illustrious village’s history. From the sandy outlook of Dune Church to the newly inaugurated Southampton African American Museum, this historic loop showcases the picturesque beauty of Southampton. Other notable stops on the route include the new Moses Park, Lake Agawam Park, the Pyrrhus Concer homestead, the Halsey House & Garden, and the Rogers Mansion. Here’s more info.

• Mashomack Preserve on Shelter Island will hold a Celebration Picnic on Sunday, May 29 from 4 to 6 p.m. on the Manor House Lawn, 47 South Ferry Rd. Bring a picnic and blanket or chair. There will be lawn games, music, hand-seining near Bass Creek, educational activities and more. Outside alcoholic beverages are not permitted. To RSVP, email or call 631.749.1001.

• The Southampton Cultural Center’s Concerts in the Park Series kicks off Sunday evening, May 29, with Nancy Atlas in Agawam Park, 25 Pond Lane, Southampton. 5:30 p.m. Concerts will be held Wednesdays either at Agawam Park or Cooper’s Beach throughout the summer. More info is at

Suffolk County reported 865 new cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday, May 25, with 9.3 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 248 hospitalized people who had Covid in the county, though just 42 percent of them were hospitalized due to Covid or its complications, with 21 patients in ICU. The county reported three new fatalities from the virus, bringing the death toll here to 4,426 people since March of 2020.

• The Morning Bulletin will return on Tuesday, May 31. Have a safe and healthy weekend, and please remember those we have lost to conflict.

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

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.

May 28
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:13 a.m., 9:27 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:21 a.m., 8:35 p.m.
Greenport: 9:50 a.m., 10:04 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:54 a.m., 11:03 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:45 a.m., 9:59 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:12 a.m., 11:26 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:19 a.m., 11:33 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:22 a.m., 8:43 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:31 a.m., 6:52 p.m.

May 29
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:55 a.m., 10:07 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:03 a.m., 9:15 p.m.
Greenport: 10:32 a.m., 10:44 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:37 a.m., 11:43 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:27 a.m., 10:39 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:54 a.m.
South Jamesport: 12:01 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:06 a.m., 9:21 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:15 a.m., 7:30 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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