Good Morning!

• There’s a 30 percent chance of showers this morning, mainly before 9 a.m., with skies gradually becoming mostly sunny and a high temperature near 78. The wind will be out of the west at 9 to 13 miles per hour. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 59. Friday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 75 and Saturday will be sunny, with a high near 78.

• Solutions to climate change are complex and varied, and they do require each of us to do our part. But there are some parts of the equation that we often overlook that can have real impact in the world. Read this month’s editorial to learn more.

• SUNY Stony Brook scientists have confirmed the presence of a new cyanobacteria bloom, more commonly known as blue–green algae, in Laurel Lake in Laurel.  Health officials are asking residents not to use or swim or wade in these waters and to keep their pets and children away from the area. 

In Government:

• The Southampton Town Board will hear a presentation on a proposed nitrogen-removing wastewater biofilter at Westhampton Beach High School at its 10 a.m. work session at town hall this morning. More details are online here.

• The East Hampton Town Board will hold public hearings at its 6:30 p.m. meeting this evening on several CPF acquisitions, on decreasing the lot size required for affordable accessory apartments from 40,000 square feet to 30,000 square feet and on changes to the town code regarding scenic, conservation and agricultural easements in subdivisions. The full agenda is online here.

• The Riverhead Town Board will hear annual reports from its Anti-Bias Task Force and Veterans Advisory Committee, along with a presentation on a downtown parking plan and on the history of The Vistas of Baiting Hollow at their 10 a.m. work session this morning. Their full agenda is online here.

In The Community:

• Canio’s Books in Sag Harbor will host a Pre-Moby-Dick Marathon Warm-Up this evening from 5 to 6:30 p.m. with a reception for artist Robert Carioscia’s whaling prints exhibition in homage to Sag Harbor & Moby-Dick. More details are online here.

• Author Susan Van Scoy will discuss her book “The Big Duck & Eastern LI’s Duck Farming Industry” this evening at 6 p.m. at the Suffolk County Historical Society’s Book & Bottle program. More details are online here.

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

June 6
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:20 a.m., 1:01 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:09 p.m.
Greenport: 12:57 a.m., 1:38 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:53 a.m., 2:35 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:52 a.m., 1:33 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:19 a.m., 3 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:26 a.m., 3:07 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:12 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:21 a.m., 10:27 p.m.

June 7
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:13 a.m., 1:55 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:21 a.m., 1:03 p.m.
Greenport: 1:50 a.m., 2:32 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:45 a.m., 3:27 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:45 a.m., 2:27 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:12 a.m., 3:54 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:19 a.m., 4:01 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:18 a.m., 1:10 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:19 a.m., 11:26 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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