The surest sign of June.
The surest sign of June.

Good Morning!

• Today will start out mostly cloudy, gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 78. degrees and a southwest wind 9 to 13 miles per hour. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 49. There’s a 30 percent chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms Friday, with a high near 72. Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 73.

• Elected officials and community leaders throughout the Southampton have denounced the behavior of a candidate for Southampton Village Trustee, after a Southampton Press investigative report late last week into a call made to police by candidate Valerie Smith last summer in which she is heard using a racial epithet against African-Americans, and in which she continued to use the language in the interview with the Southampton newspaper. More details are online here.

• Hampton Theatre Company’s current production of Michael Frayn’s “Alarms & Excursions,” which continues tonight for its second weekend, will turn your world on its head, at least for a couple hours after you leave the theater, and that’s something all good theater should do. Read The Beacon’s review online here.

• The show preview begins tonight for Greenport’s South Street Gallery’s “Postcards for WPPB” art auction fundraiser for Long Island’s only NPR station. More details are online here.

• The Beacon turns four today, as our third monthly print edition hits newsstands! Thank you for all your support over the past four years! You can read our first-ever post online here.

• The Southampton Town Board will discuss a proposed local law regarding assisted living facilities and will hear a presentation on potential architectural patterns for the Hampton Bays Downtown Overlay District at their 10 a.m. work session this morning. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Riverhead Town Board will discuss the annual CAP “Say No To Drugs” march and residential waste collection bid specs at their 10 a.m. work session this morning. Their full agenda is online here.

• The East Hampton Town Board will hold public hearings on several CPF acquisitions and on a local law governing take-out food stores at their 6:30 p.m. meeting tonight. Their full agenda is online here.

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

June 1
Plum Gut Harbor: 4 a.m., 4:40 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 3:08 a.m., 3:48 p.m.
Greenport: 4:37 a.m., 5:17 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:30 a.m., 6:07 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:32 a.m., 5:12 p.m.
New Suffolk: 5:59 a.m., 6:39 p.m.
South Jamesport: 6:06 a.m., 6:46 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:14 a.m., 1:58 p.m.

June 2
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:05 a.m., 5:42 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 4:13 a.m., 4:50 p.m.
Greenport: 5:42 a.m., 6:19 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 6:32 a.m., 7:06 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 5:37 a.m., 6:14 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:04 a.m., 7:41 p.m.
South Jamesport: 7:11 a.m., 7:48 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:09 a.m., 2:52 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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