On the ferry, Shelter Island
On the ferry, Shelter Island

Good Morning!

• Today will be sunny, with a high near 68 degrees and a south wind 10 to 13 miles per hour. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 49. There’s a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Wednesday, mainly after 10 a.m., with a high near 67. Thursday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 59.

• We’ve just introduced writer Dave Davis’s great new column, “Dave’s Desk@Ditch,” a monthly exploration of a quest to lead spiritually-driven life on the South Fork. You can read the first installment online here.

• As of yesterday, The Beacon is now available at Goldberg’s Famous Bagels in Westhampton Beach and in Riverhead, and as of this afternoon, we will be on the newsstand at Fork & Anchor in East Marion. Thank you to all of our new vendors! You can find a constantly updated list of vendors that carry The Beacon online here.

• The Southold Town Board will discuss town-wide parking issues, an alcohol farm products working group and the Orient Methodist Church at their 9 a.m. work session this morning. The board will also host a public hearing on several changes to the town’s agricultural use code at their 7:30 p.m. meeting tonight. Their full agenda for both meetings is online here.

• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss the town’s filming permit legislation, a Montauk shuttle bus, Ditch Plains parking and a beach scraping proposal for the oceanfront beach at downtown Montauk at their 10 a.m. meeting this morning at the Montauk Firehouse. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Southampton Town Board will hold public hearings on the CPF acquisition of land in Remsenburg/Speonk and on several new stop signs at their 1 p.m. meeting at town hall this afternoon. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Shelter Island Town Board will discuss parking on Bridge Street and site plan review at their 1 p.m. work session this afternoon. Their full agenda is online here

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

April 11
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:47 a.m., 11:01 p.m.
MTK Hbr: 9:55 a.m., 10:09 p.m.
Greenport: 11:24 a.m., 11:38 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: midnight, 12:25 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 11:19 a.m., 11:33 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:19 a.m., 12:46 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:26 a.m., 12:53 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:06 a.m., 8:28 p.m.

April 12
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:29 a.m., 11:43 p.m.
MTK Hbr: 10:37 a.m., 10:51 p.m.
Greenport: 12:06 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:38 a.m., 1:05 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 12:01 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1 a.m., 1:28 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:07 a.m., 1:35 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:45 a.m., 9:06 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 editor@eastendbeacon.com

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