Jodi's Shortcut, off-season.
Jodi’s Shortcut, off-season.

Good Morning!

• Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 57 degrees and a west wind 10 to 14 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 24. Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 38. Tuesday will be partly sunny, with a high near 56 and Wednesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 59.

•Effective last Thursday, May 4, the New York State Department of Conservation has issued a temporary ban on the harvesting of shellfish and carnivorous gastropods in western Shinnecock Bay and the harvesting of carnivorous gastropods in Deep Hole Creek, Halls Creek and a section of Great Peconic Bay in the Town of Southold is also temporarily banned. The details are on our sister site, The Peconic Bathtub, online here.

• We’ve recently heard from Mary Beth Greiner, a volunteer with Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense, about our coverage of Lee Zeldin and gun issues. Read her letter to the editor online here. Letters are welcome any time, and can be sent to or to East End Beacon, P.O. Box 665, New Suffolk, NY  11956.

• The East Hampton Business Alliance will host a breakfast discussion on East End employers and immigration issues this Thursday, May 11 at Cittanuova Restaurant on Newtown Lane. More details are online here. [$20]

• The Mattituck-Laurel Civic Association plans to host a community forum titled “Maintaining Rural Character While Planning for Strategic Growth” on Saturday, May 20 at 11 a.m. at the Mattituck-Laurel Library. More details are online here.

• The Beacon’s Week in Review was delivered piping hot to inboxes throughout the East End in the wee hours of Sunday morning. To get your very own copy each week, sign up here.

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

May 8
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:02 a.m., 9:15 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:10 a.m., 8:23 p.m.
Greenport: 9:39 a.m., 9:52 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:38 a.m., 10:53 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:34 a.m., 9:47 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:01 a.m., 11:14 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:08 a.m., 11:21 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:16 a.m., 6:43 p.m.

May 9
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:42 a.m., 9:55 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:50 a.m., 9:03 p.m.
Greenport: 10:19 a.m., 10:32 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:21 a.m., 11:33 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:14 a.m., 10:27 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:41 a.m., 11:54 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:48 a.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:59 a.m., 7:22 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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