Good Morning!

• We’re expecting patchy drizzle before 8 a.m. today, then a chance of showers after 11 a.m., with areas of dense fog before 11 a.m. Otherwise, it will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 70 degrees and a south wind 6 to 10 miles per hour. There’s a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Friday, with cloudy skies and a high near 69. There’s a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Saturday, with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 72.

• Major wind farm projects off the East Coast are expected to proceed more slowly due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• Suffolk County saw just 59 people test positive for Covid-19 in the 24 hours ending May 26, the lowest number of new cases in months. Throughout the county, 305 people remain hospitalized, a decrease of 30. Of those patients, 94 were in intensive care, also the lowest number in months. Nine people had been discharged from the hospital in the past 24 hours, and 10 people had died of Covid-19, bringing the county’s death toll to 1,861.

• Greenport Village will hold a special work session at 6 p.m. today, before its 7 p.m. regular meeting, to discuss the BID’s proposal for building platforms over parking spaces downtown to allow room for pedestrians to stay six feet apart. Here’s more information on joining the meeting.

• The League of Women Voters of The Hamptons, Shelter Island & North Fork will hold a Zoom Democratic congressional primary debate on Monday, June 1 at 7 p.m. and a New York State Senate debate on Monday, June 8 at 7 p.m.  Both will be aired on Southampton’s SEA-TV, which can be accessed through Southampton Town’s website, and will be posted on YouTube by SEA-TV. You can find the stream by searching YouTube for SeaTv Southampton. The primary will be held on June 23, and New York State has mailed absentee ballot applications to eligible voters to allow them to vote without potentially exposing themselves to Covid-19.

• The Arts Center at Duck Creek in Springs has commissioned a series of short “stay at home” concerts called “The Covid Commissions,” designed to provide income and a performance platform for musicians who were struggling due to lack of work, to spread good music throughout the community during a time when the social aspects of making and listening to music have become almost impossible, and to showcase the talent of a group of New York-based musicians who had been defining musical terms in an area somewhere between genres. Have a listen!

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

May 28
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:22 a.m., 3:13 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:30 a.m., 2:21 p.m.
Greenport: 2:59 a.m., 3:50 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:52 a.m., 4:38 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 2:54 a.m., 3:45 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:21 a.m., 5:12 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:28 a.m., 5:19 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 1:20 a.m., 2:18 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:27 p.m.

May 29
Plum Gut Harbor: 3:20 a.m., 4:11 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 2:28 a.m., 3:19 p.m.
Greenport: 3:57 a.m., 4:48 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:50 a.m., 5:34 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:52 a.m., 4:43 p.m.
New Suffolk: 5:19 a.m., 6:10 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5:26 a.m., 6:17 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 2:19 a.m., 3:14 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:28 a.m., 1:23 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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