Good Morning!

We’re expecting a 40 percent chance of rain today, with cloudy skies and a high temperature near 50 degrees, with an east wind 5 to 7 miles per hour. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 2 a.m. We’re expecting rain on Tuesday, with a high near 47 degrees, and more rain on Wednesday, with a steady temperature around 42.

The fundamental story behind Easter has its roots in Jesus’s Passover Seder that became The Lord’s Supper. The Seder, a meal commemorating the Jews’ exodus from Egypt, tells a story with power to draw together people of all faiths. This past Wednesday, March 27, about 60 parishioners from many faiths gathered at Greenport’s Congregation Tifereth Israel for a Model Seder organized by the congregation’s rabbi, Gadi Capela and the leaders of Greenport Ecumenical Ministries, a group of leaders of houses of worship on the North Fork.

• Southampton Town Police and Highway Departments launch the Canoe Place Traffic Reduction Program today. On weekdays between the hours of 5:30 and 9:30 a.m., the traffic light at the intersection of Montauk Highway and Canoe Place Road in Hampton Bays will be set to flash, and no left turns will be permitted at that intersection.  Other traffic lane modifications will also be deployed to facilitate traffic flow through the intersection. Here’s More Info.

• Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital is taking great pride in its partnership with the new Food Rescue US North Fork chapter, contributing the hospital’s freshly prepared and packaged unused food each week to support the efforts of local volunteer food rescuers. Read More.

• Southold Town’s Spring Cleanup begins today in Orient and continues westward to Laurel. The town will be accepting leaves in biodegradable paper leaf bags, branches up to eight feet in length and general yard debris that is placed in the town right-of-way. No stumps, loose leaves and land clearing debris will be collected. Residents with permits can also drop off yard debris for free at the Cutchogue transfer station from April 1 through April 30.

• The interdisciplinary artist-duo and 2024 Guild Hall William P. Rayner Artists-in-Residence LoVid, which focuses on aspects of contemporary society where technology seeps into human culture and perception will give a CreativeLab presentation at Guild Hall in East Hampton this evening at 6 p.m. Here’s More Info.

• FoodLab at Stony Brook Southampton hosts Tea Talk Tuesday tomorrow from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. The event includes a presentation from The Carbon CREW project by Sheila Peiffer, with tea, conversation and refreshments from vendors Juana Huertas and Hamptons Preserves. Here’s More Info.

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

April 1
Plum Gut Harbor: 3:16 a.m., 4:04 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 2:24 a.m., 3:12 p.m.
Greenport: 3:53 a.m., 4:41 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:41 a.m., 5:30 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:48 a.m., 4:36 p.m.
New Suffolk: 5:15 a.m., 6:03 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5:22 a.m., 6:10 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 2:10 a.m., 2:51 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:19 a.m., 1 p.m.

April 2
Plum Gut Harbor: 4:27 a.m., 5:14 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 3:35 a.m., 4:22 p.m.
Greenport: 5:04 a.m., 5:51 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:46 a.m., 6:34 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:59 a.m., 5:46 p.m.
New Suffolk: 6:26 a.m., 7:13 p.m.
South Jamesport: 6:33 a.m., 7:20 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 3:14 a.m., 3:56 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:23 a.m., 2:05 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

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