Good Morning!

• Showers and thunderstorms are likely this afternoon, mainly after 2 p.m. Some storms could be severe, with hail and damaging winds. Otherwise, it will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 77 degrees and a west wind 6 to 15 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 26 miles per hour. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 61. Thursday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 78 and a 20 percent chance of showers after noon. There’s a 30 percent chance of showers Friday, mainly before noon, with partly sunny skies and a high near 76.

• A new group called NoFo Against Injustice is holding a ‘peaceful protest against police brutality” today at 2 p.m. at Jean Cochran Park on Peconic Lane in Peconic.

• The Clinton Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church at 614 Third Street in Greenport will hold a candlelight vigil for George Floyd tomorrow, June 3 at 6 p.m. This social distanced rally will spread out on both sides of Third Street from Broad Street to Webb Street. Masks are required. Call 631.477.0144.

• A youth protest march is being planned for Sag Harbor at noon on Friday, June 5 from noon to 3 p.m. The protest is “a march against police injustice and systemic injustice” in support of Black Lives Matter, according to the organizers, who say that “all are welcome. Please be peaceful. Wear a mask.”

• As we were looking through photos we’d taken on the street in Greenport over Memorial Day Weekend, it was clear that something was up. In nearly every frame, the masked peoples’ eyes can be seen staring directly into the camera. The looks seemed to be expressions of violation and concern, almost as if they’d been captured in a compromising position. They were haunting. Read this month’s editorial, About the Mask.

• Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone reported an increase of 275 cases of Covid-19 in the county in the past 24 hours, but said that more than 200 of those cases were ones from May that had just been reported to the county by the state, putting the daily new case total in line with what has been seen in recent weeks. In the prior 24 hours, 247 people were in the hospital with the disease, a decrease of six, while there was no change in the number of people in ICU beds, which is 67. Thirteen people had been discharged from the hospital in the past 24 hours and three had died, bringing the county’s death toll to 1,909.

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

June 3
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:18 a.m., 8:41 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:26 a.m., 7:49 p.m.
Greenport: 8:55 a.m., 9:18 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:55 a.m., 10:14 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:50 a.m., 9:13 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:17 a.m., 10:40 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:24 a.m., 10:47 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 7:26 a.m., 8 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:35 a.m., 6:09 p.m.

June 4
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:08 a.m., 9:30 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:16 a.m., 8:38 p.m.
Greenport: 9:45 a.m., 10:07 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:49 a.m., 11:06 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:40 a.m., 10:02 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:07 a.m., 11:29 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:14 a.m., 11:36 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:23 a.m., 8:51 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:32 a.m., 7 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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