Good Morning!

• Today will be sunny, with a high near 66 degrees and a northwest wind 14 to 18 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 28. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 44. Friday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 61. There’s a 50 percent chance of showers Saturday, with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 59.

 • “To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake is to be continually thrown out of the nest” says renowned Buddhist thinker Pema Chodron. Our columnist Dave Davis reflects this month on what this means as we all learn to live with groundlessness as a foundation. Read it here.

• The First Universalist Church of Southold will hold a Virtual Spring Art Festival via Zoom this evening at 7 p.m. to raise money for local artists and for a construction fund for a new church — their sanctuary burned down in 2015. A link to the event can be found at the church website:

• The North Fork Audubon Society & North Fork Environmental Council will present
“Creating a Rain Garden,” a Zoom presentation with Robin Simmen this evening from 7 to 8 p.m. Email for the login link.

• The North Fork Community Theatre is seeking students ages 14 to 22 to learn more about its Youth on Stage program this summer in a Zoom session tonight at 7:30 p.m. You will learn about planned showcase performances (both indoor and outdoor), how to submit an audition and how to get involved as a student director or choreographer. Here’s the link.

• Brinkmanns’ Hardware has filed a lawsuit against Southold Town over the town’s decision last year to pursue taking their land on the bend in Mattituck through eminent domain for a park, due to much public backlash. “Taking our land by eminent domain would not only deprive us of the property we invested in to grow our business, but also would take away the opportunity to earn an honest living that the new store represents,” said co-owner Ben Brinkmann as the lawsuit was announced on Wednesday.

Suffolk County reported 157 new cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday, May 4, with 1.5 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 167 people hospitalized with the virus in the county, with 44 of them in ICU. The county reported eight new fatalities from the virus, bringing the death toll here to 3,362 people.

• The Riverhead Town Board will discuss beach passes for hotels, tent fees for events and fire hydrant inspection fees at its 10 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda.

• The Southampton Town Board is slated to hold a 10 a.m. work session this morning. The agenda will be posted here.

• The East Hampton Town Board will hold a public hearing on a CPF acquisition at its 2 p.m. regular meeting this afternoon. Here’s the agenda.

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

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.

May 7
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:49 a.m., 8:10 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:57 a.m., 7:18 p.m.
Greenport: 8:26 a.m., 8:47 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:18 a.m., 9:40 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:21 a.m., 8:42 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:48 a.m., 10:09 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:55 a.m., 10:16 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 6:44 a.m., 7:19 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:53 a.m., 5:28 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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