Good Morning!

• We’re expecting showers and possibly a thunderstorm today. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. The high temperature will be near 68 degrees, with a south wind 7 to 14 miles per hour. Showers and thunderstorms are expected to continue overnight, with a low around 60 and a southwest wind 11 to 13 miles per hour. Showers and thunderstorms are expected to taper off by Friday afternoon, with a high temperature Friday near 74 degrees and a southwest wind 10 to 14 miles per hour. Saturday will be sunny, with a high near 79.

• If you’re just taking baby steps out into the post-Covid world, a trip to a sculpture garden might be just what the doctor ordered — fresh air and a chance to see great art in a socially distant but still exciting atmosphere. Here’s the latest on a couple of sculpture garden projects in the works on the East End.

• Saturday, June 5 is National Learn to Row Day, and East End Rowing in Riverhead is offering free rowing lessons from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the boardwalk along the Peconic River behind downtown Riverhead. Here are more details.

• The North Fork Environmental Council will hold a Zoom program with environmentalist Kevin McAllister, “An Overview of Coastal Processes, Interventions and Adaptation” on Wednesday, June 9 at 6:30 p.m. To register for this event, email

• The Southampton Town Board is slated to discuss an update from the town’s Anti-Bias Task Force at its 10 a.m. work session this morning. The board is also expected to vote on a proposed parkland swap in Hampton Bays in a special regular meeting convened as part of the work session at 10 a.m.

Suffolk County reported 27 new cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday, June 3, with 0.7 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 78 people hospitalized with the virus in the county, with 22 of them in ICU. The county reported no new fatalities, and the death toll here stands at 3,392 people.

Today’s high tides on the East End are as follows:

June 3
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:24 a.m., 6:03 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 4:32 a.m., 5:11 p.m.
Greenport: 6:01 a.m., 6:40 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 6:51 a.m., 7:22 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 5:56 a.m., 6:35 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:23 a.m., 8:02 p.m.
South Jamesport: 7:30 a.m., 8:09 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 4:18 a.m., 4:59 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:27 a.m., 3:08 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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