Good Morning!

• We’re expecting widespread haze and patchy smoke this morning due to wildfires in western Canada. This isn’t the first time wildfires out west have affected Long Island — skies in the metropolitan area were tinged with red due to the wildfires a week ago, and we’ve had haze on Long Island during western fire seasons the past two years. Other than that, it will be sunny today, with a high temperature near 65 degrees and an east wind around 11 miles per hour. We’re expecting increasing clouds overnight, with a low around 46. Wednesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 74, and Thursday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 82.

• As New York Governor Kathy Hochul and New York City Mayor Eric Adams called on the federal government this week for expedited work authorization for migrants seeking asylum here, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone issued an emergency order Friday evening that his office says is designed “to ensure a coordinated response to the ongoing crisis.” Read More.

• A Special Joint Meeting of the Southold Town Board and Greenport Village Board will be held this morning at 10 a.m. at Southold Town Hall. The meeting is also accessible to the public via Zoom. Here’s more info.

• Double Helix, a new musical by Madeline Myers opens at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor with the theater’s “Pay What You Can Night” this evening at 7 p.m. “Double Helix” is the story of the race to discover the structure of DNA in the 1950s, following the brilliant young researcher Rosalind Franklin as she contends with adversity, anti-semitism, and love to uncover one of life’s great mysteries. The show will be up Sundays and Tuesdays through Thursdays at 7 p.m., Fridays & Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Wednesdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. through June 18.  More info is at

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

May 30
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:05 a.m., 7:28 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:13 a.m., 6:36 p.m.
Greenport: 7:42 a.m., 8:05 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:18 a.m., 8:40 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:37 a.m., 8 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:04 a.m., 9:27 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:11 a.m., 9:34 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 5:34 a.m., 6:21 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:43 a.m., 4:30 p.m.

May 31
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:49 a.m., 8:06 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:57 a.m., 7:14 p.m.
Greenport: 8:26 a.m., 8:43 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:09 a.m., 9:25 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:21 a.m., 8:38 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:48 a.m., 10:05 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:55 a.m., 10:12 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 6:29 a.m., 7:08 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:38 a.m., 5:17 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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