Good Morning!

• We’re expecting showers and thunderstorms today, mainly before 2 p.m., with a high temperature near 75 degrees and a southwest wind 9 to 15 miles per hour. There’s a 50 percent chance of overnight showers and thunderstorms, with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 63. Friday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 79, and Saturday will be sunny, with a high near 76.

• After much debate, the Suffolk County Planning Commission deemed Southold Town’s submission of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for Strong’s Yacht Center’s proposed yacht storage buildings incomplete at its meeting Wednesday afternoon, asking the town to provide more information about possible alternatives to the plan to remove about 130,000 cubic yards of sand from a hillside to build two 50,000-square-foot storage buildings. The Commission’s staff had recommended they deny the application. The Commission agreed to a six-month moratorium on new hotel, motel and resort applications in Southold Town — the town had asked for a 12-month moratorium, which will be the subject of a public hearing at Southold Town Hall on June 18 at 4:30 p.m. The Commission also gave its blessing to Riverhead Town’s Comprehensive Plan Update.

• The Southampton Town Board will hear updates on the Riverside Maritime Trail Park kayak ramp and fishing pier and on upgrades to the town hall sanitary system and the ramps at the Westhampton Transfer Station, as well as the town’s annual financial report at its 10 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on Sea-TV’s YouTube channel.

• The Riverhead Town Board will discuss a site plan application for 1001 Scott Avenue at EPCAL, Incentive Zoning and a possible code amendment regarding barber shop poles at its 10 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live here.

• The East Hampton Town Board will hold public hearings on a code change allowing the town’s Zoning Board of Appeals and Architectural Review Board to appoint alternate members and on two grants of scenic and conservation easement at its 6 p.m. regular meeting this evening. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on LTV’s YouTube channel.

Canio’s Books hosts a Marathon Community Reading of John Steinbeck’s “Travels with Charley” at three locations across Sag Harbor this weekend, beginning Friday evening at the bookstore, and moving Saturday to the John Jermain Library and the Sag Harbor Whaling Museum and back to Canio’s Books on Sunday, for the final pages of Steinbeck’s ode to America and an afterparty, with music, refreshments, and a silent auction for the educational non-profit Canio’s Cultural Cafe. Here’s More Info.

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

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.

June 7
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:04 a.m., 11:23 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:12 a.m., 10:31 p.m.
Greenport: 11:41 a.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:07 a.m., 12:45 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:36 a.m., 11:55 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:32 a.m., 1:03 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:39 a.m., 1:10 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10:22 a.m., 10:34 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:31 a.m., 8:43 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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