At Wickham's Farm, Cutchogue
At Wickham’s Farm, Cutchogue

Good Morning!

• Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 82 degrees, with a southwest wind 11 to 15 miles per hour. There’s a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight, but otherwise it will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 62.There’s a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Friday, but otherwise it will be partly sunny, with a high near 73. Saturday will be partly sunny, with a high near 69.

• The flowers of spring are now blooming, but our Gardenwise columnist, Susan Tito, is having mixed feelings about her Bradford Pear tree. Read her latest column online here.

• The Southampton Town Board will discuss the June U.S. Open at the Shinnecock Hills Golf Club and the town’s wireless communications needs at their 10:30 a.m. work session this morning, which will be preceded at 10 a.m. by the board’s meeting as commissioners of the Hampton Bays Water District. Their full agenda is online here.

• Riverhead’s Town Board work session for this morning has been cancelled.

• The East Hampton Town Board meets this evening at 6:30 p.m. Their full agenda will be posted online here

• Group for the East End and Southold Town are looking for volunteers Saturday morning to help build a section of the Bay to Sound Trail on Pipe’s Neck Road in Greenport. More details are online here.

• Jobs with Justice will host a forum on “How To Have Difficult Conversations About Immigration” this Saturday, May 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church in Riverhead. All are welcome to attend, and the event includes a free breakfast. More information is online here

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

May 3
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:35 a.m., 1:09 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:17 p.m.
Greenport: 1:12 a.m., 1:46 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:03 a.m., 2:37 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:07 a.m., 1:41 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:34 a.m., 3:08 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:41 a.m., 3:15 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:24 a.m., 10:37 p.m.

May 4
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:22 a.m., 1:58 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:30 a.m., 1:06 p.m.
Greenport: 1:59 a.m., 2:35 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:46 a.m., 3:21 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:54 a.m., 2:30 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:21 a.m., 3:57 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:28 a.m., 4:04 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:11 a.m., 11:22 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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