Good Morning!

• We’re expecting areas of fog before 11 a.m. today, with otherwise partly sunny skies and a high temperature near 74 degrees, with a calm wind becoming south 5 to 9 miles per hour in the morning. There’s a 50 percent chance of overnight showers and thunderstorms, with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 64. We’re expecting showers and possibly a thunderstorm on Thursday, with between a half and three quarters of an inch of rain possible and a high near 72. Friday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 78.

• As we head into a season of plenty, an intricate web of volunteers stands at the ready on the North Fork to make sure the food produced here doesn’t go to waste. They’re part of the new Food Rescue US North Fork chapter, organized by North Forkers Anne Howard and Stephanie McEvily, working to connect businesses and institutions that have too much food with people who need it —from little neighborhood free pantries to soup kitchens and large established pantries where lines stretch down the block when food is being distributed. Read More.

• Reader Petrina Engelke writes in this week on the New York HEAT Act, urging the State Assembly to pass the bill before the end of its session this Friday, June 7. Read More.

• East Hampton Town opened up the application period June 3 for two initiatives aimed at addressing the community’s housing needs: the 2024 Request for Applications for projects seeking Community Housing Fund and the 2024 Pilot Program for First-Time Homebuyer Down Payment Assistance. Find Out More.

• The Suffolk County Planning Commission will discuss several issues on the North Fork at its 2 p.m. meeting this afternoon, including Southold Town’s proposed moratorium on hotel development, the Final Environmental Impact Statement for Strong’s Yacht Center’s boat storage project and Riverhead Town’s Comprehensive Plan Update. Here’s the agenda, which includes details on how to attend via Microsoft Teams.

• The Greenport Village Board will continue a public hearing on outlawing short term rentals of less than 30 days this evening at 6 p.m. at the Old Schoolhouse on the corner of Front and First streets. Here’s the agenda, and here’s more info on the public hearing.

• The brand-new Hampton Bays Alliance will hold its inaugural meeting this evening at 7 p.m. at the Hampton Bays Public Library, 52 Ponquogue Avenue in Hampton Bays. Members of Southampton Town’s Planning Department and Planning Board will be on hand to discuss their work. For more information, visit www.hamptonbaysalliance.com.

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

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.

June 6
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:13 a.m., 10:33 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:21 a.m., 9:41 p.m.
Greenport: 10:50 a.m., 11:10 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:56 a.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:45 a.m., 11:05 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:12 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:19 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:32 a.m., 9:48 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:41 a.m., 7:57 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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