A little green on Flanders Bay.
A little green on Flanders Bay.

Good Morning!

• Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 62 degrees and a west wind 14 to 18 miles per hour. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 38. We’re expecting increasing clouds throughout the day Thursday, with a high near 59. We’re expecting rain on Friday, with a high near 63 degrees.

• The Southampton hamlet of Riverside, just across the Peconic River from Riverhead, has languished for decades. But this spring, there are some signs that is starting to change. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• In an associated story, new Southampton Town Police Chief Steven Skrynecki met with members of the Flanders and Riverside communities earlier this spring, before taking his post May 1. Our reporter Gianna Volpe was on hand for the discussion. Read her account online here.

Katie Anthony and John Dunne

• This year’s winners of Peconic Landing’s Veterans Day Wedding Giveback are U.S. Navy Lt. junior grade John Dunne, 25, a U.S. Navy MH-60S helicopter pilot from Southold, who is currently stationed in Norfolk, Va., and his fiancée Katie Anthony, 27 of Cantonment, Fla., who works for the Navy Federal Credit Union at their Corporate Operations Center. Mr. Dunne is a graduate of Southold High School and SUNY/Maritime College, who worked to restore sand dunes at McCabe’s Beach in Southold, planting 4,000 beach grass plugs for his Eagle Scout Project, and he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal. The couple currently lives in Norfolk, Va. with Katie’s four-year-old son Maddox. The couple will be married at Brecknock Hall on Nov. 12, 2017. Congratulations!

 • Suffolk County Vector Control is planning to spray the following wetlands on the East End with mosquito larvicides VectoBac and Altosid today and tomorrow between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m.: Stokes Poges, Jagger Lane, Apacuck Point, North Haven, Iron Point North Sea and Dune Road in Southampton Town; Indian Island, Aquebogue Overlook, Crescent Duck Farm and Aquebogue Farm in Riverhead Town and New Suffolk, Great Hog Neck, Kerwin Boulevard, Pipes Neck Creek and Pipes Cove in Southold Town. For more information, call 631.852.4270.

• Tonight is the opening session of a conference on the role of fire in the pine barrens, which continues throughout the day tomorrow, at Brookhaven National Laboratory. All are welcome to attend. Tonight’s lecture, at 7 p.m., is free to the public, and tomorrow’s day-long series of events costs $10. More details are online here.

• Stony Brook Southampton MFA students in writing will share their work at Writers Speak Wednesday this evening in the Radio Lounge on the second floor of Chancellors Hall. A reception begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by a 7 p.m. reading. More details are online here.

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

May 3
Plum Gut Harbor: 4:27 a.m., 5:05 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 3:35 a.m., 4:13 p.m.
Greenport: 5:04 a.m., 5:42 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:52 a.m., 6:33 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:59 a.m., 5:37 p.m.
New Suffolk: 6:26 a.m., 7:04 p.m.
South Jamesport: 6:33 a.m., 7:11 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:37 a.m., 2:20 p.m.

May 4
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:36 a.m., 6:10 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 4:44 a.m., 5:18 p.m.
Greenport: 6:13 a.m., 6:47 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 6:58 a.m., 7:35 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 6:08 a.m., 6:42 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:35 a.m., 8:09 p.m.
South Jamesport: 7:42 a.m., 8:16 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:36 a.m., 3:19 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 editor@eastendbeacon.com

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