Pictured Above: On Schoolhouse Creek, New Suffolk

Good Morning!

• It will be mostly sunny today, with a high near 62 degrees and a north wind 6 to 9 miles per hour, becoming east in the afternoon. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 46. Thursday will be partly sunny, with a high near 57. Showers are likely on Friday, mainly after noon, with cloudy skies and a high near 67.

• Following a nearly 10 percent jump in town-wide assessed valuation, Supervisor Jay Schneiderman said Monday that he is introducing a resolution to freeze assessments for a two-year period while an expert panel evaluates the impacts on people with limited or fixed incomes.

• Our Peconic Dish columnist, Alison Boyd-Savage, has a great recipe this month for a dish that takes advantage of what springtime has to offer — a Greek island-inspired dandelion pie.

• The Montauk Observatory presents a lecture titled “Oumuamua: The First Interstellar Visitor,” about the first interstellar object discovered in our solar system at Guild Hall in East Hampton this evening at 7 p.m. More details are online here.

• The Southampton Arts Center presents “Racontours,” an evening of stories told by local people ranging from Minerva Perez to Michael Holman to Tom Dunn and Gianna Volpe tomorrow evening at 7 p.m. More details are online here.

• North Fork Audubon will hold a discussion titled “Introduction to Native Plants and a Selection Preview of our Annual Plant Sale” this Friday evening, May 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Peconic Lane Community Center. More details are online here.

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

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.

May 9
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:25 a.m., 2:09 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:33 a.m., 1:17 p.m.
Greenport: 2:02 a.m., 2:46 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:57 a.m., 3:41 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:57 a.m., 2:41 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:24 a.m., 4:08 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:31 a.m., 4:15 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:26 a.m., 1:20 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:29 a.m., 11:34 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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