Flanders Bay Sunset
Mid-week sunset, Flanders Bay

Good Morning!

• Today, we’re expecting a 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 10 a.m., but otherwise it will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 65 degrees and a northeast wind around 8 miles per hour. Tonight is expected to be mostly cloudy, with a low around 54 degrees. Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 76 and Sunday will be sunny, with a high near 71. Monday is expected to be mostly cloudy, with a high near 74 and there’s a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms on Tuesday, with a high near 76 degrees.

Samantha Heidtmann
Samantha Heidtmann

• Riverhead CAP’s 30th Annual Say NO to Drugs March will be heading from Pulaski Street School down to Second Street and back to the school this morning beginning at 9:30 a.m. CAP’s two-year drug and alcohol use prevention program, taught by community volunteers and student leaders, serves more than 750 fifth and sixth graders in Pulaski Street School each year. This year, Samantha Heidtmann, a Riverhead elementary school teacher and Project Fit America’s 2014 National All Star Teacher of the Year, is the keynote speaker. Ms. Heidtmann has been a physical education teacher at Roanoke Avenue Elementary School for the past ten years, and last year she was one of only six teachers nationwide to receive the prestigious national award, which honors teachers who excel at helping children take responsibility for their health and embrace healthy lifestyle choices.

• This afternoon at 1 p.m., students from the Southampton Intermediate School participating in the Dual Language Project present their final performance of “375: Our story, our history Nuestra historia, somos la historia” at The Watermill Center. This afternoon’s production is a multi-media compilation of students’ ancestors’ cultures and personal stories of immigration, integrated with Southampton’s history. More information is online here.

• The proposed State Wildlife Action Plan (SWAP) to protect rare and declining wildlife species is now available for public comment, state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens announced yesterday. The deadline for comment is Friday, July 17. The full document is available online here.

• The East End Seaport Museum and Marine Foundation will host its Grand Seasonal Opening in Greenport this Saturday, June 6 from 4 to 6 p.m., with exhibits celebrating the Tall Ships visit to Greenport over the Fourth of July weekend, and the induction of the “Bug Light Room,” dedicated to the Seaport Museum’s stewardship of Long Beach Bar (Bug) Lighthouse. More information is online here.

• The Long Island Native Plant Initiative is launching their annual native plant sale at the greenhouses at Suffolk County Community College today. The sale will be held on June 5, 6, 12 & 13 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. They’ll have 40 varieties of native grasses, flowering plands and shrubs grown from seeds of Long Island native plants.More information about their work is online here.

• The dwarf planet Ceres is an enigmatic world, the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Mysterious bright spots glimmer on the surface, and telescopes have detected vast amounts of ice — and possibly water. Right now, for the first time in history, Ceres is being explored up close by NASA’s Dawn mission, a robot explorer with a revolutionary new form of propulsion. NASA /JPL Solar System Ambassador William Taylor will be at the East Hampton Library tomorrow, June 6, from 1 to 3 p.m. to explore the latest images and science from Ceres. More information is online here.

• The Community Yard Sale hosted by the New Suffolk Civic Association for the benefit of the New Suffolk School Enrichment Fund is scheduled for Saturday, June 6 from 8 a.m. to noon at the school ball field. The rain date for is Sunday, June 7. More information is online here.

• All in a Weekend, The Beacon’s round-up of the best events this weekend on the Twin Forks, is online here.

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 editor@eastendbeacon.com

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