Good Morning!

• We’re expecting mostly sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 71 degrees and a southeast wind 6 to 9 miles per hour. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 59. Wednesday will be partly sunny, with a high near 73, and We’re expecting showers on Thursday, with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 74.

• As communities across the country decide how they will remove perfluorinated compounds from drinking water and contaminated soils, a cleanup surrounding the Hampton Bays Fire Department headquarters on Montauk Highway highlights the complex layers of bureaucracy underlying the removal of so-called “forever chemicals.” Read More.

• It’s official — Just Kids Early Childhood Learning Center, a provider of preschool programs in many school districts throughout Long Island, will be moving into the New Suffolk School, with a focus on giving kids with autism a safe place to begin their education. Read More.

• The Southold Town Board will hear presentations on tax relief for accessory dwelling units, a potential housing director position, future goals of the town’s Conservation Advisory Council, beach stickers, draft code changes and highway department bids at its 9 a.m. work session this morning. The board has one public hearing, on the issuance of a $2.6 million bond for the acquisition of lands belonging to the U.S. Coast Guard on Fishers Island for the Fishers Island Ferry District, scheduled for its 7 p.m. meeting this evening. Here’s the agenda for both meetings, here’s the Zoom login for the morning session, and for the evening meeting.

• The East Hampton Town Board discusses a roundabout at Stephen Hands Path and Long Lane, an update on Springs Park, a right-of-way on Bluff Road in Amangansett and town code amendments regarding litter and dump control at its 11 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on LTV’s YouTube channel.

• The Riverhead Town Board holds public hearings on increases and improvements to the Riverhead Sewer District and changes to Chapter 301 of the town’s code regarding alternative paving techniques at its 2 p.m. regular meeting this afternoon. Here’s the agenda, here’s more info on the public hearings, and the meeting can be viewed online here.

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

June 4
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:33 a.m., 8:56 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:41 a.m., 8:04 p.m.
Greenport: 9:10 a.m., 9:33 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:13 a.m., 10:28 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:05 a.m., 9:28 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:32 a.m., 10:55 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:39 a.m., 11:02 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 7:46 a.m., 8:12 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:55 a.m., 6:21 p.m.

June 5
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:23 a.m., 9:44 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:31 a.m., 8:52 p.m.
Greenport: 10 a.m., 10:21 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:06 a.m., 11:18 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:55 a.m., 10:16 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:22 a.m., 11:43 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:29 a.m., 11:50 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:41 a.m., 9:01 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:50 a.m., 7:10 p.m.

And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.


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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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