Good Morning!

ª Skies will gradually clear today, with the high temperature near 69 degrees and a west wind 9 to 14 miles per hour. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 48. Tuesday will be partly sunny, with a high near 62, and Wednesday will be sunny, with a high near 66.

• In order to make community housing happen here, advocates need to continue to make their voices heard on code change proposals and innovative new zoning tools — some of which do not yet exist — to make this housing a reality. Read this month’s editorial.

• Beacon editor Beth Young joined a panel of local journalists this weekend discussing the community backlash against a proposed cargo jetport at EPCAL and some highlights of the New York State budget on Behind the Headlines on 88.3 WLIW-FM. You can still tune in online here.

• Southampton Village and the New York League of Conservation Voters host a Water Quality Panel Discussion at Southampton Arts Center in Wednesday, May 10 at 5 p.m. A panel of experts will discuss ongoing and future projects aimed at improving water quality. More info on this free event is at

• The Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council will hold a Cutchogue Old Burial Ground Conservation & Treatment Workshop (at 32770 Main Road in Cutchogue) on Saturday, May 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Learn the history of the cemetery and how to clean, straighten and repair headstones. Register in advance for this free event by calling 631.379.7494 or emailing by May 10. The rain date is June 3. Here’s more info.

• 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 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: 12:38 a.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:46 a.m., 11:57 p.m.
Greenport: 12:35 a.m., 1:15 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:32 a.m., 2:13 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:30 a.m., 1:10 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:57 a.m., 2:37 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:04 a.m., 2:44 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 11:40 a.m., 11:56 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:49 a.m., 10:05 p.m.

May 9
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:49 a.m., 1:30 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:38 p.m.
Greenport: 1:26 a.m., 2:07 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:21 a.m., 3:04 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:21 a.m., 2:02 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:48 a.m., 3:29 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:55 a.m., 3:36 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:37 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:46 a.m., 11:03 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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