Good Morning!

• We’re expecting partly sunny skies this morning, gradually becoming sunny, with a high temperature near 73 degrees and a north wind around 7 miles per hour, becoming southeast in the afternoon. We’re expecting increasing clouds overnight, with a low around 50 and a 40 percent chance of showers after 2 a.m. We’re expecting showers on Wednesday, with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 69. We’re expecting rain on Thursday, with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 63.

• The Southold Town Planning Board unanimously accepted the independent Final Environmental Impact Statement for the boat storage buildings planned at Strong’s Yacht Center in Mattituck Monday evening. Board members said they will now forward the FEIS to the Suffolk County Planning Commission for comment (their next meeting is June 5) before they issue their final determination on the site plan, a process that could take a couple of months.

• The Southold Town Board will discuss a Juneteenth Parade and community celebration in Greenport, setting affordable housing rental rates, seagrass on Fishers Island and National Safe Boating Week at its 9 a.m. work session this morning. The board has one public hearing, regarding parking, scheduled for its 7 p.m. meeting this evening. Here’s the agenda for both meetings, here’s the Zoom login for the morning work session, and for the evening meeting.

• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss amending the town’s zoning code, senior and community housing and ChangeHampton’s proposal for a native grassland meadow at town hall at its 11 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on LTV’s YouTube channel.

• The Shelter Island Town Board discusses filming permits, funding for CAST, local laws involving fertilizer, town dock parking and the pyramid law, possibly mandating I/A septic systems upon property transfers and the town’s site plan review process at its 1 p.m. work session this afternoon. Here’s the agenda, and here’s the Zoom login.

• The Riverhead Town Board holds public hearings on a Restore New York Community Initiative grant, a special permit application for a two-family house and on two unsafe structures on Elton Street and Delores Avenue at its 2 p.m. meeting this afternoon. Here’s the agenda, here’s more info on the public hearings, and the meeting can be viewed live here.

• The U.S. Navy’s Restoration Advisory Board for the EPCAL site in Calverton will meet this evening at 6 p.m. at the Riverhead Senior Center on Shade Tree Lane in Aquebogue. An Open House is scheduled before the meeting, at 5:30 p.m., which will include informational displays along with representatives from the Navy and partnering agencies. Online access is also available through Microsoft Teams. Here’s More Info.

Progressive East End Reformers honors State Assemblyman Fred Thiele for his years of service at their Zoom meeting this evening at 6:30 p.m. Here’s the login info.

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

May 7
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:42 a.m., 10:02 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:50 a.m., 9:10 p.m.
Greenport: 10:19 a.m., 10:39 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:24 a.m., 11:38 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:14 a.m., 10:34 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:41 a.m.
South Jamesport: 11:48 a.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:59 a.m., 9:21 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:08 a.m., 7:30 p.m.

May 8
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:32 a.m., 10:51 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:40 a.m., 9:59 p.m.
Greenport: 11:09 a.m., 11:28 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:14 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:04 a.m., 11:23 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:01 a.m., 12:31 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:08 a.m., 12:38 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:49 a.m., 10:08 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:58 a.m., 8:17 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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