Milk Pail apple blossoms.
Milk Pail apple blossoms.

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting heavy rain today, with a thunderstorm possible after 10 a.m. and a high near 55. The wind will be out of the east 18 to 22 miles per hour, with new rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible. Rain is expected to continue overnight, with temperatures rising to around 59 by 11 p.m. Rain is expected to taper off Saturday morning, with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 64. Sunday will be partly sunny, with a high near 61.

• Congressman Lee Zeldin voted yes on the American Health Care Act, which passed the House of Representatives on May 4. The bill would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. After this vote, Mr. Zeldin released this statement.

• Love Lane First Fridays is expected to kick off the season this evening from 6 to 9 p.m. Love Lane in Mattituck will be shut to vehicle traffic for an evening of live music, food, beverages and local artisanal products. 

• North Fork Audubon presents “The Beginning Birder” with Patrick Hanley at Peconic Lane Community Center, 1170 Peconic Lane, Peconic tonight at 7:30 p.m. Pat is the new compiler of the Orient Christmas Bird Count. More information is online here. For details, email Birder Rick Kedenburg will also be leading a NFAS field trip to Arshamomack Preserve in Greenport on Saturday at 8 a.m. More details are online here. Both events are free and open to the public.

• Peconic Family Fun Day will be held tomorrow, May 6 at the Children’s Museum of the East End, 376 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike from 10 a.m. to noon. It’s a morning of family activities designed to encourage water management, agricultural sustainability, recycling, and environmental stewardship. More details are online here. [Free]

• Guild Hall in East Hampton hosts “Meet the Guild House Artists-in-Residence” on Saturday, May 6 at 6 p.m. Join in a discussion of the work of Guild Hall’s five 2017 residents. More details on their work are online here.

• South Fork Unity will host a community discussion on “Confronting White Supremacy” this Sunday, May 7 at 3 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork. All are welcome to attend. More details are online here.

• A benefit for the Montauk Community Garden will be held on Sunday, May 7 at Harvest on Fort Pond, 11 South Emory Street in Montauk. 1 to 4 p.m. Music, food and raffle.[$20/$25] Read about the good work they’re up to in columnist Dave Davis’s first in a quarterly series titled “Season of the Sol” about kindness on the part of unsung members of our communities.

• Do You Know Where You Are? Captain Dave Berson will discuss celestial navigation at Greenport’s Floyd Memorial Library at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 7. More details are online here.

• There’s plenty to do on the East End this weekend and throughout the weeks ahead. Get the full scoop in our events calendar, online here.

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

May 5
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:39 a.m., 7:05 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:47 a.m., 6:13 p.m.
Greenport: 7:16 a.m., 7:42 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:01 a.m., 8:32 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:11 a.m., 7:37 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:38 a.m., 9:04 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:45 a.m., 9:11 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:35 a.m., 4:17 p.m.

May 6
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:33 a.m., 7:52 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:41 a.m., 7 p.m.
Greenport: 8:10 a.m., 8:29 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:59 a.m., 9:24 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:05 a.m., 8:24 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:32 a.m., 9:51 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:39 a.m., 9:58 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:34 a.m., 5:11 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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