Above: The lure of the road end, Wednesday.

Good Morning!

• Today will be sunny, with a high near 52 degrees and a north wind 5 to 8 miles per hour, becoming southwest in the afternoon. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 40. Friday will be partly sunny, with a high near 63. There’s a 40 percent chance of showers before noon on Saturday, with mostly cloudy skies throughout the day and a high near 66.

• There are few people more in tune with human interaction with the natural world than farmers, whose days begin before sunup and often continue well into the night, working their plots of land and watching out for signs that something is askew in their microcosm of the world. This week, we take an exclusive look at new ideas and ongoing hardships for local farmers in our special report: Farmers and Canaries: An Ear to the Cry of the Natural World.

• The Riverhead Community Coalition for Safe and Drug-Free Youth’s Annual Meet and Greet will be held this afternoon from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Riverhead Firehouse, 540 Roanoke Ave. in Riverhead. All are welcome to come hear about the coalition’s work.

• Southold Town, Eastern Long Island Hospital, Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine and CAST are hosting a free health fair this Sunday, April 14 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Southold Town Recreation Center, 970 Peconic Lane, Peconic. The event includes health screenings, health insurance information, information about disease prevention and activities for kids. More details are online here.

• The Riverhead Town Board will hold a special meeting at 9:30 a.m. this morning to approve a cogeneration facility at Eastern Wholesale Fence on Scotts Avenue in Calverton, followed by a 10 a.m. work session at which they’re slated to discuss a special permit request for 374 Main Road, LLC and a monthly public safety report.

• The Southampton Town Board will discuss the town’s annual reassessment at its 10 a.m. work session this morning. 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: 2:34 a.m., 3:19 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:42 a.m., 2:27 p.m.
Greenport: 3:11 a.m., 3:56 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:05 a.m., 4:51 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:06 a.m., 3:51 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:33 a.m., 5:18 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:40 a.m., 5:25 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 1:34 a.m., 2:26 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:35 p.m.

April 12
Plum Gut Harbor: 3:37 a.m., 4:24 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 2:45 a.m., 3:32 p.m.
Greenport: 4:14 a.m., 5:01 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:05 a.m., 5:53 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:09 a.m., 4:56 p.m.
New Suffolk: 5:36 a.m., 6:23 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5:43 a.m., 6:30 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 2:35 a.m., 3:27 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:44 a.m., 1:36 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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