Good Morning!

• We’re expecting partly sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 56 degrees and isolated showers after 1 p.m., with a south wind 6 to 10 miles per hour. There’s a 40 percent chance of overnight showers, with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 44. Thursday will be mostly cloudy, with a 40 percent chance of showers and a high near 55. Friday will be partly sunny, with a high near 57 and a 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 2 p.m.

• Riverhead Town’s Industrial Development Agency will be holding a public forum with Calverton Aviation and Technology about its plans for the EPCAL property this evening from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Hotel Indigo Ballroom at 1830 West Main Street in Riverhead. While not a formal public hearing, CAT will give an overview of its proposal and take questions from the public.

• Beacon Peconic Dish columnist Alison Boyd graces us with a perfect spring recipe for a smoked trout, scallion and watercress tart, which pairs nicely with early local spring greens now available at East End farmstands. Read more in the Peconic Dish.

• Melissa Leone, M.Sc. student in SoMAS at Stony Brook University will present her lecture “Eavesdropping on fishes and whales – what’s the tea?” this evening at 7 p.m. at Duke Lecture Hall inside Chancellor’s Hall on the Stony Brook Southampton campus. Her lecture is about how sound is used by a variety of species for communication, foraging, predator avoidance, and breeding. The public is welcome in person or via Zoom. Here’s the link.

• The Quogue Wildlife Refuge hosts a Virtual Native Plant Talk by the Long Island Native Plant Initiative (LINPI) this evening at 7 p.m. LINPI is an all-volunteer cooperative effort of over 30 non-profit organizations, governmental agencies, nursery professionals, and citizens whose mission is to protect the genetic integrity and heritage of Long Island native plant populations and biodiversity. Register online at

• Peconic Landing’s 17th Annual John May Mile and 5K Race to benefit the Greenport Fire Department will be held on Saturday, May 13. The family-friendly event features a barbecue lunch, raffles, and more. Registration begins at 7 a.m., and the race and walk begin at 9 a.m. Here’s how to register.

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

May 3
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:08 a.m., 9:21 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:16 a.m., 8:29 p.m.
Greenport: 9:45 a.m., 9:58 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:35 a.m., 10:49 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:40 a.m., 9:53 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:07 a.m., 11:20 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:14 a.m., 11:27 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:04 a.m., 8:31 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:13 a.m., 6:40 p.m.

May 4
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:46 a.m., 9:56 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:54 a.m., 9:04 p.m.
Greenport: 10:23 a.m., 10:33 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:17 a.m., 11:28 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:18 a.m., 10:28 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:45 a.m., 11:55 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:52 a.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:45 a.m., 9:08 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:54 a.m., 7:17 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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