West Landing, Hampton Bays
West Landing, Hampton Bays

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting increasing clouds today, with a high near 49 degrees and a north wind around 8 miles per hour, becoming southwest in the afternoon. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 34. We’re expecting increasing clouds throughout the day Thursday, with a 20 percent  chance of showers after 2 p.m. Friday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 61.

• The Old Town Arts & Crafts Guild, an all-volunteer organization devoted to providing an outlet for local artists and artisans, is celebrating its 70th Anniversary this year, a testament to the torch being carried for an arts community that spans generations on the North Fork. Read our profile of the good work this community organization is doing online here.

• Southampton Town’s Opioid Addiction Task Force will hold its second public forum this Wednesday, April 11 at Southampton High School from 7 to 9 p.m. at Southampton High School on Narrow Lane. All are welcome to attend.

• On Saturday, April 14 beginning at 11 a.m.numerous local, county and state agencies will be conducting Operation Black Swan 2018, a full-scale mass casualty exercise at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead. There will be numerous professionally moulaged “victim actors,” who will be triaged and transported to area hospitals as part of this exercise. Motorists navigating the roads near the the hospital are asked to be aware of the exercise being conducted around them.

• At the same time as the mass casualty drill, a local March For Science will be held on the Peconic Riverfront behind Riverhead’s Main Street on Saturday, April 14 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. hosted by North Fork Audubon, Audubon New York and 2018 March for Science. More details are online here.

• The Suffolk County Legislature’s Superstorm Sandy Review Task Force is holding a public hearing at Southampton Town Hall on Wednesday, April 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and is welcoming anyone affected by the storm or who would like to share a story or solution to testify. The personal stories brought forth at the public hearing will provide valuable input to the task force, which is working to make recommendations on how to improve Suffolk’s storm response.

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

April 11
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:33 a.m., 7:58 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:41 a.m., 7:06 p.m.
Greenport: 8:10 a.m., 8:35 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:45 a.m., 9:13 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:05 a.m., 8:30 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:32 a.m., 9:57 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:39 a.m., 10:04 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:23 a.m., 4:58 p.m.

April 12
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:16 a.m., 8:38 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:24 a.m., 7:46 p.m.
Greenport: 8:53 a.m., 9:15 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:35 a.m., 9:58 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:48 a.m., 9:10 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:15 a.m., 10:37 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:22 a.m., 10:44 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:16 a.m., 5:45 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 editor@eastendbeacon.com

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