Good Morning!

• We’re expecting showers and possibly a thunderstorm today, mainly before 4 p.m., with a high temperature near 62 degrees and an east wind around 7 miles per hour, becoming south in the afternoon. Skies will clear overnight, with a low around 48. Thursday will be sunny, with a high near 64 and Friday will be partly sunny, with a high near 61.

• The Peconic Estuary was very much on the minds of local environmentalists in April, with both Dr. Christoper Gobler’s annual “State of the Bays” address held April 1 and the Peconic Estuary Partnership’s biennial conference held over three days in late April. Read more on our sister website, The Peconic Bathtub.

• The Riverhead Free Library at 300 Court Street is partnering with Long Island Cares to make sure all community members in need are well-nourished. Long Island Cares will supply emergency food, fresh produce and frozen meat the first Thursday of each month, including tomorrow, May 6, from 11 a.m. to noon.. No identification is required to pick up your supply of food. This is a walk-up service only.

• Sag Harbor’s Temple Adas Israel’s Social Justice Committee will hold a webinar with its Prosecuting Hate Crime Task Force Panel on Monday, May 10 at 7 p.m. with Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming (a former prosecutor), Suffolk County District Attorney Tim Sini and Sheriff Errol Toulon. All are welcome to register online here.

• The Alzheimer’s Association’s Long Island Chapter will hold a two-day conference, “Thriving at Home on the East End: Activities and Resources for Caregivers” on Tuesday, May 11 and Wednesday, May 12, focusing on the tools and resources available here for people living with Alzheimer’s Disease and their loved ones. To register, call 631.941.3434 or email at

Suffolk County reported 148 new cases of Covid-19 on Monday, May 3, with 2.1 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 181 people hospitalized with the virus in the county, with 46 of them in ICU. The county reported one new fatality, bringing the death toll here to 3,354 people.

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

May 5
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:01 a.m., 6:37 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:09 a.m., 5:45 p.m.
Greenport: 6:38 a.m., 7:14 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 7:23 a.m., 7:58 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 6:33 a.m., 7:09 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8 a.m., 8:36 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:07 a.m., 8:43 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 4:50 a.m., 5:32 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:59 a.m., 3:41 p.m.

May 6
Plum Gut Harbor: 7 a.m., 7:27 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:08 a.m., 6:35 p.m.
Greenport: 7:37 a.m., 8:04 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:24 a.m., 8:52 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:32 a.m., 7:59 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:59 a.m., 9:26 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:06 a.m., 9:33 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 5:49 a.m., 6:28 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:58 a.m., 4:37 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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