Waiting out the horseshoe crabs, Pike's Beach, Westhampton Dunes
Waiting out the horseshoe crabs, Pike’s Beach, Westhampton Dunes

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting patchy fog before 10 a.m. today, but otherwise it will be partly sunny, with a high near 70 and an east wind 7 to 9 miles per hour. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 53. Thursday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 69, and Friday will be cloudy, with a high near 75.

• On the sunny Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend, Lewis Street in Riverhead was filled with friends of Tech. Sgt. Dashan Briggs of the Air National Guard’s 106th Rescue Wing, all there to witness the changing of the name of his childhood home to “Tech. Sgt. Dashan J. Briggs Way.” The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• Right around the time of the full moons in May and June, horseshoe crabs have been on their most frenzied behavior for millions of years, and this year will be no exception. Get the details of what you can do to help this amazing animal online here.

• Mattituck American Legion Post Commander John Ribiero reminded us this Memorial Day that “our sacred dead weren’t from some “STAR WARS” cloning facility. They had families. Mothers, Fathers, brothers, sisters, grandparents. People who they loved, and who loved them in return. Read his passionate letter online here

• The Beacon is accepting letters all the time at editor@eastendbeacon.com.

• The Beacon’s June print edition hits newsstands later this week. Subscribe online here or pick up a copy at one of more than 80 newsstands throughout the East End.

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

May 30
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:13 a.m., 11:25 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:21 a.m., 10:33 p.m.
Greenport: 11:50 a.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:17 a.m., 12:50 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:45 a.m., 11:57 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:40 a.m., 1:12 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:47 a.m., 1:19 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:30 a.m., 8:45 p.m.

May 31
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:59 a.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:07 a.m., 11:18 p.m.
Greenport: 12:02 a.m., 12:36 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:57 a.m., 1:31 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:31 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:24 a.m., 1:58 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:31 a.m., 2:05 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:13 a.m., 9:25 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 editor@eastendbeacon.com

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