Good Morning!

• We’re expecting patchy fog before 9 a.m. today, with otherwise mostly cloudy skies, gradually becoming sunny, with a high temperature near 80 degrees and a light southwest wind becoming west 9 to 14 miles per hour in the morning. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 59. Wednesday will be sunny, with a high near 75 and a 20 percent chance of showers after 2p.m. Thursday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 71 and a 30 percent chance of showers before 2 p.m.

The Emergency Department at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead saw 40,000 patients in 2023 — more than the total population of Riverhead — and the hospital, which has been part of the Northwell Health network since 2016, is expecting that number to continue to grow in the upcoming years. It’s in the context of this pressing need that hospital staff, donors and volunteer local emergency medical service volunteers cut the ribbon on a new 6,600-square-foot expansion of the hospital’s emergency department on May 23. Read More.

The Southampton Town Board will hold a public hearing at its 6 p.m. meeting on a request from Canal BESS, the project proposed near the Shinnecock Canal that has galvanized the Hampton Bays community, for an exemption from the town’s moratorium on Battery Energy Storage Systems. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on Sea-TV’s YouTube channel.

• Also on Tuesday evening at 7 p.m., the Hampton Bays Public Library hosts a meeting with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation on an expedited Superfund cleanup proposed for the Hampton Bays Fire District property at 69 Montauk Highway. Find Out More.

• The Riverside community celebrates the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the brand new Riverside Maritime Trail Park on the banks of the Peconic River tomorrow, May 29 at 11 a.m. Find Out More.

• Today’s the last day to subscribe to our monthly print edition to receive the June issue via U.S. Mail. You’ll find much of our coverage in print before you find it here, and our print edition supports much of the work we do. You can subscribe online here.

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

May 28
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:47 a.m., 2:32 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:55 a.m., 1:40 p.m.
Greenport: 2:24 a.m., 3:09 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:16 a.m., 3:59 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 2:19 a.m., 3:04 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:46 a.m., 4:31 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:53 a.m., 4:38 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:51 a.m., 1:37 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:46 a.m., 11:58 p.m.

May 29
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:42 a.m., 3:29 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:50 a.m., 2:37 p.m.
Greenport: 3:19 a.m., 4:06 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:13 a.m., 4:55 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:14 a.m., 4:01 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:41 a.m., 5:28 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:48 a.m., 5:35 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 1:49 a.m., 2:34 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:43 p.m.

And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.


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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 editor@eastendbeacon.com

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