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Good Morning!

• It will be mostly cloudy today, with a high temperature near 56 degrees and a 40 percent chance of light rain, mainly after 2 p.m. We’re expecting rain to continue into the evening, with skies clearing after midnight and a low around 40. Thursday will be partly sunny, with a high near 59. We’re expecting increasing clouds on Friday, with a high near 57 and a 50 percent chance of rain after 2 p.m.

• Long Island is the least ready to reopen of all regions in New York State, and Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said May 5 that an uptick in hospitalizations in the county over the past couple days could prove troubling. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• The American Red Cross is providing virtual crisis counseling for families impacted by Covid-19, including bereavement and spiritual support. Visit redcross.org/nyscovidfamilysupport or call 585.957.8187 for more information.

• The Family Service League is also offering free 24/7 mental health resources to support people who have been affected by the coronavirus. For more details, call 631.952.3333.

• Blaze Church at 50 Bell Avenue in Flanders will be distributing non-perishable items and other supplies for the next three Thursdays from 1 to 2 p.m. Guests can follow the signs marked “Free Groceries.” Upon arriving, a volunteer will place two bags of groceries in the trunk or back seat of the vehicle. All volunteers will be wearing personal protective equipment. Supplies will be distributed first come first serve basis. Walk ups are welcomed too but are required to maintain proper CDC mandates for social distancing and face coverings. For more information, visit blazechurch.org/serve.

• Real estate here was having a good first quarter, according to quarterly reports ending March 31, but New York’s economy didn’t lock down until the last two weeks of the report period, and an initial wave of people leaving New York City in mid-March intent on finding a place to stay has since dried up. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

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

May 6
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:29 a.m., 9:49 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:37 a.m., 8:57 p.m.
Greenport: 10:06 a.m., 10:26 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:08 a.m., 11:27 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:01 a.m., 10:21 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:28 a.m., 11:48 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:35 a.m., 11:55 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:42 a.m., 9:11 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:51 a.m., 7:20 p.m.

May 7
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:19 a.m., 10:39 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:27 a.m., 9:47 p.m.
Greenport: 10:56 a.m., 11:16 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: Noon
Sag Harbor: 10:51 a.m., 11:11 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:18 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:25 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:33 a.m., 10 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:42 a.m., 8:09 p.m.

And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.

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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 editor@eastendbeacon.com

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