Pictured Above: Spring Break on Long Wharf, Sag Harbor
• There’s a 70 percent chance of rain before 1 p.m. today, with showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm this afternoon. The high temperature will be near 61 degrees, with a southeast wind 10 to 13 miles per hour. We’re expecting showers and possibly a thunderstorm overnight, with a low around 49. There’s a 30 percent chance of showers Saturday, mainly before 11 a.m., with partly sunny skies later in the day and a high near 57. Winds will be out of the west at 22 to 24 miles per hour Saturday, gusting as high as 34. Sunday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 61.
• A proposed New York State bill that would grant farm workers overtime pay and the ability to engage in collective bargaining is raising the hackles of local farmers, who say it could severely damage the agriculture industry here. State senators will hold a public hearing on the bill this afternoon in Smithtown. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• Anyone who visited the BNB bank at 48 East Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays on Saturday, April 20 from 12:15 p.m. until the bank closed at 1 p.m. may have been exposed to measles, according to the Suffolk County Department of Health Services, due to the presence of a person who recently arrived in the United States whom the health department confirmed has the disease. If you were in the bank at that time, the health department is asking you to contact their public health staff at 631.854.0333 during business hours. After hours and on the weekend, call 631.852.4820. If you are not protected from measles, public health officials recommend receiving a measles vaccine within the first 72 hours after exposure. They caution that you should call ahead before seeking treatment to let doctors know you believe you may have been exposed, so they can prevent exposure by other people.
• When the first cancer patients walk in to be treated at the brand new Phillips Family Cancer Center in Southampton May 6, many will be cutting hours of travel time out of their day for vital chemotherapy and radiation treatment, and will have access to participation in clinical trials close to home. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• Northeast Stage’s Spring Celebration of Shakespeare, a fundraiser for the company’s summer Shakespeare in the Park production in Greenport’s Mitchell Park opens tonight at Greenport’s Holy Trinity Episcopal Church on Main Street. See our photos and more details online here. Also opening this evening is a new production of “To Kill a Mockingbird” at Riverhead’s Vail-Leavitt Music Hall.
• The East Marion Community Association will host a program on Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County’s Southold Project in Aquaculture Training (SPAT) program tomorrow, April 27 at 10 a.m. at the East Marion Firehouse. More details are online here.
• The Flanders Fire Department at 19 Firehouse Lane in Flanders will host an Emergency Community Blood Drive tomorrow from 1 to 7 p.m. Blood supplies here are dangerously low, and they’re asking everyone who can to give blood.
• Saturday, April 27 is the DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, and numerous local takebacks are being planned, including the Riverhead Community Coalition for Safe and Drug-Free Youth’s event in the lobby of Peconic Bay Medical Center, 1300 Roanoke Ave. in Riverhead from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• There’s plenty to do on the East End this weekend, including many Earth Day festivities. Get the details in our Events Calendar.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 3:58 a.m., 4:38 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 3:06 a.m., 3:46 p.m.
Greenport: 4:35 a.m., 5:15 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:18 a.m., 5:58 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:30 a.m., 5:10 p.m.
New Suffolk: 5:57 a.m., 6:37 p.m.
South Jamesport: 6:04 a.m., 6:44 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 2:58 a.m., 3:36 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:07 a.m., 1:45 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:02 a.m., 5:41 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 4:10 a.m., 4:49 p.m.
Greenport: 5:39 a.m., 6:18 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 6:18 a.m., 6:55 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 5:34 a.m., 6:13 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:01 a.m., 7:40 p.m.
South Jamesport: 7:08 a.m., 7:47 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 3:50 a.m., 4:29 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:59 a.m., 2:38 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.