Good Morning!

• We’re expecting mostly cloudy skies today, with a high temperature near 57 degrees and a north wind 8 to 10 miles per hour. We’re expecting showers overnight, with a low around 47, and then showers into Wednesday, mainly before 2 p.m., with a near 59. Thursday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 64.

• The first unrestricted boat ramp access to the Peconic Estuary was officially dedicated on Arbor Day, April 29, with a ceremony hosted by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation celebrating the former owners of the property, who were instrumental in helping it become a public access. Read our full story.

• The East Hampton Town Board will hear updates on a Family Service League telehealth initiative for mental health and substance use, an update on emergency communications, CPF water quality projects and the town police department’s 2021 annual report at its 11 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live here.

• The Riverhead Town Board will hold public hearings on numerous proposed code changes at its 2 p.m. meeting this afternoon. Here’s the info on the hearings, and the meeting can be viewed live here.

• The Greenport American Legion Roller Rink at 102 Third Street in Greenport holds a New York Blood Center blood drive this afternoon and evening from 1 to 7 p.m. Appointments are recommended, and can be made online here.

Suffolk County reported 393 new cases of Covid-19 on Sunday, May 1, with 7.5 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 127 people hospitalized with the virus, with 12 of them in ICU. The county reported no new fatalities from the virus, and the death toll here stands at 4,385 people since March of 2020.

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

May 3
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:29 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:37 a.m., 11:48 p.m.
Greenport: 12:32 a.m., 1:06 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:25 a.m., 2:01 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:27 a.m., 1:01 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:54 a.m., 2:28 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:01 a.m., 2:35 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 11:36 a.m., 11:37 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:45 a.m., 9:46 p.m.

May 4
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:40 a.m., 1:16 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:24 p.m.
Greenport: 1:17 a.m., 1:53 a.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:03 a.m., 2:42 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:12 a.m., 1:48 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:39 a.m., 3:15 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:46 a.m., 3:22 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:21 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:30 a.m., 10:25 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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