Good Morning!

• We’re expecting widespread haze this morning, gradually clearing, with a high temperature near 72 degrees and a northeast wind 6 to 8 miles per hour. We’re expecting widespread haze again overnight, with increasing clouds and a low around 52. We’re expecting patchy fog before 10 a.m. Thursday, with mostly cloudy skies early, gradually clearing, with a high near 78. Friday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 81.

• The legacy of Nobel laureate John Steinbeck’s time in Sag Harbor was celebrated in a big way in the month of May, with a soft opening of the new writer’s retreat being planned for the author’s Bluff Point Road house and a grand opening for the John Steinbeck Memorial Park at the foot of the Sag Harbor Bridge. Read More

• What do you do with a broken toaster? Or with a bike when the wheel runs out of true? Or with a sweater full of moth holes? Toss it? No way! North Fork Environmental Council is organizing a Repair Café at the Riverhead Senior Center at 60 Shade Tree Lane in Aquebogue on Saturday, June 3 from 1 to 4 p.m. Here’s more info on how to participate.

• Music for Montauk holds its spring concert​, “Songs and Romances,” on Saturday, June 3 at 4 p.m. at the Montauk School Auditorium. The free concert features Sarah Fleiss, soprano, Joseph Tancredi, tenor, Ani Kalayjian, cello, Miloš Repicky, piano and other guest artists. A reception to follow at Gosman’s Restaurant at 5:30 p.m. benefits Music for Montauk’s programming. Here’s more info.

• The Hamptons Observatory present a free, virtual lecture by eminent Stony Brook University astronomer, Prof. Kenneth Lanzetta, who’ll talk about the Condor Array Telescope, a new type of astronomical telescope that has attracted significant scientific and popular attention, on Thursday, June 8 at 7 p.m. Here’s more info.

• Southold Historical Museum invites members of the community to support their local museum by volunteering this summer. Currently, the museum is seeking individuals who are interested in welcoming visitors at the Maple Lane Complex, at the Nautical Museum at Horton Point Lighthouse, and/or at the historic Prince Building, as well as on other standing committees. Find more info.

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

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.

June 1
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:31 a.m., 8:44 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:39 a.m., 7:52 p.m.
Greenport: 9:08 a.m., 9:21 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:58 a.m., 10:10 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:03 a.m., 9:16 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:30 a.m., 10:43 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:37 a.m., 10:50 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 7:22 a.m., 7:52 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:31 a.m., 6:01 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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