The Suffolk County Legislature has agreed to get appraisals on the former Helen's Country Plant Farm on the Main Road in Jamesport.
The Suffolk County Legislature has agreed to get appraisals on the former Helen’s Country Plant Farm on the Main Road in Jamesport.

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon today, but otherwise it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 75 degrees and a west wind 8 to 10 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 23. Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 54. Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 78 and Sunday will be sunny, with a high near 86.

• The Suffolk County Legislature has agreed at the behest of County Legislator Al Krupski to get appraisals on the former Helen’s Country Plant Farm on the Main Road in Jamesport, a 38-acre parcel whose development rights are intact. Save Main Road praised the decision Thursday, saying “each completed step increases the odds of success, and we’re very encouraged.”

• The Greenport Fire Department will hold a memorial service honoring fallen Greenport firefighters Richard Sycz and Edward Bellefountaine on Sunday, June 11 at the Third Street Firehouse at 11 a.m. in honor of the 40th Anniversary of their death on June 11, 1977 responding to a report of a girl trapped in a house fire on Carpenter Street. All are welcome to attend.

• Have you been wondering what’s going on down at Southold’s new opera house? We sent our intrepid reporter William Sertl out to see what’s going on at Anne-Julia Audray’s foray into rural operatic life. Read his full story online here.

• The Sag Harbor Moby Dick Marathon kicks off this morning at 11 a.m. at Canio’s Books, continuing throughout the weekend at cultural venues throughout the village, with readings by news folks, authors and community leaders. More details on the readings and readers are online here.

• Good Ground Park in Hampton Bays opens to the public tomorrow morning, June 10, with festivities beginning at 10 a.m. More details are online here.

• The final concert of this year’s Rites of Spring Music Fest, Italian Opera Night, will be held this Saturday, June 10 at 7 p.m. at Laurel Lake Vineyards. An evening of Italian food, wine and opera. More details are online here.

• There’s plenty to do on the East End this weekend, and in the weeks ahead. Stay in the know by tuning in to our Events Calendar, online here.

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

June 9
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:43 a.m., 10:54 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:51 a.m., 10:02 p.m.
Greenport: 11:20 a.m., 11:31 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:16 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:15 a.m., 11:26 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:11 a.m., 12:42 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:18 a.m., 12:49 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:55 a.m., 8:09 p.m.

June 10
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:27 a.m., 11:36 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:35 a.m., 10:44 p.m.
Greenport: 12:04 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:23 a.m., 12:55 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:59 a.m.
New Suffolk: 12:53 a.m., 1:26 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1 a.m., 1:33 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:35 a.m., 8:45 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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