Good Morning!

• We’re expecting showers and possibly a thunderstorm today, mainly before 5 p.m., then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 5 p.m., with patchy fog and a high temperature near 60 degrees, with an east wind around 7 miles per hour, becoming south in the afternoon. There’s a 30 percent chance of showers this evening, mainly before 8 p.m., with mostly cloudy skies overnight and a low around 46. Thursday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 66 and Friday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 59 and a 30 percent chance of rain after 2 p.m.

• This evening at 7 p.m., Dr. Kevin A. Reed, Ph.D. from Stony Brook’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences will present “Climate Change: What does it mean for Long Island Weather?” at Stony Brook Southampton’s Duke Lecture Hall and via Zoom. Here’s the Zoom link.

• After two years of thinking just two weeks into the future — perhaps we’ll reopen in two weeks, and then another two weeks, and then another, and then planning smaller dramatic productions that were less likely to pack the house — the North Fork Community Theatre is now ready to open its doors May 12 for its first musical production since before the world turned upside down — “The Producers.” Read our full story.

• Rebuilding Together Long Island hosts an informational forum for Southold seniors on their work providing free home repairs this Wednesday, May 4 at 11 a.m. at Southold Town’s Human Resource Center on Pacific Street in Mattituck. Here’s more info.

• This Saturday, May 7 at 9 a.m., MaryLaura Lamont will lead a Spring Bird Walk during peak migration at Hallockville Museum Farm, 6038 Sound Avenue in Riverhead Riverhead. Here’s more info.

Suffolk County reported 414 new cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday, May 2, with 9.2 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 131 people hospitalized with the virus, with 14 of them in ICU. The county reported one new fatality from the virus, bringing the death toll here to 4,385 people since March of 2020.

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

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.

May 5
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:27 a.m., 2:05 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:35 a.m., 1:13 p.m.
Greenport: 2:04 a.m., 2:42 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:45 a.m., 3:26 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:59 a.m., 2:37 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:26 a.m., 4:04 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:33 a.m., 4:11 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:16 a.m., 1:09 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:18 a.m., 11:07 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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