Pictured Above: Waiting for bud break, Cutchogue.

Good Morning!

• There’s a 30 percent chance of showers after 5 p.m. today, but otherwise it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 61 degrees and a south wind 5 to 11 miles per hour. We’re expecting showers overnight, with a low around 49. There’s a slight chance of sprinkles before 2 p.m. Wednesday, but otherwise it will be partly sunny, with a high near 61. Thursday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 56 degrees and a 30 percent chance of rain after 3 p.m.

• The Riverhead High School Community was rocked Monday morning by allegations of sexual assault brought by a student against the High School Principal Charles Regan, who has been “administratively reassigned…pending an investigation into a personnel matter,” according to the district. School Superintendent Dr. Aurelia Henriquez said the district is legally prohibited from sharing further details. Assistant Principal Sean O’Hara is now serving as acting principal.

• The Southold Town Board will hear an update on Eastern Long Island Hospital’s merger with Stony Brook University Hospital, an update on solar panels at the animal shelter and the draft state Peconic Bay Community Housing Fund legislation at their 9 a.m. work session this morning. The board will hold public hearings on a development rights purchase at the Krupski farm, on definitions of agricultural processing and on Peconic Bay Boulevard at their 7 p.m. meeting this evening. Their full agenda for both meetings is online here.

• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss supporting an effort for driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants and energy sustainability committee recommendations to the town board at their 10 a.m. work session at town hall this morning. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Southampton Town Board will hold a special town board meeting at 10 a.m. this morning to hire outside counsel to represent them in an effort to stop the Shinnecock Nation from setting up monuments along Sunrise Highway, and to adopt a local law allowing non-plastic coffee stirrers at self service beverage stations. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Shelter Island Town Board will discuss short term rentals, a project manager for the community housing board and paid family leave at their 1 p.m. work session this afternoon. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Riverhead Town Board will hold public hearings on water main extensions for Riverview Lofts on East Main Street and G&Z Retirement Community on Middle Road at their 2 p.m. meeting this afternoon. Their full agenda is online here.

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

May 7
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:32 a.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:40 a.m., 11:44 p.m.
Greenport: 12:30 a.m., 1:09 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:24 a.m., 2:03 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:25 a.m., 1:04 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:52 a.m., 2:31 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:59 a.m., 2:38 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 11:32 a.m., 11:35 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:41 a.m., 9:44 p.m.

May 8
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:36 a.m., 1:18 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:26 p.m.
Greenport: 1:13 a.m., 1:55 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:08 a.m., 2:50 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:08 a.m., 1:50 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:35 a.m., 3:17 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:42 a.m., 3:24 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:23 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:32 a.m., 10:35 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 editor@eastendbeacon.com

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