Good Morning!

• It will be sunny today, with a high temperature near 57 degrees and a northwest wind 8 to 13 miles per hour, becoming southwest in the afternoon. There’s a 20 percent chance of overnight showers, with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 43. There’s a 30 percent chance of showers Tuesday, mainly before 11 a.m., with skies clearing throughout the day and a high temperature near 70 degrees. Wednesday will be partly sunny, with a high near 59 and light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 10 miles per hour in the afternoon.

• Microclimate all over the earth are seeing different effects from climate change, but data here shows that summers on Long Island are warming faster than the global average, said Dr. Christopher Gobler of Stony Brook’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences in his annual State of the Bays address April 6. Read more.

• Covid-19 levels in Suffolk County crept up again this weekend, with 458 new cases reported on Saturday, April 9, with 6 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 69 people hospitalized with the virus in the county, with seven of them in ICU. The county reported no new fatalities, and the death toll from the virus stands at 4,367 Suffolk residents since March of 2020.

• Greenport Village will be doing milling and paving of roads on Kaplan Avenue, Sixth Avenue, West Street, Fourth Street and Wiggins Street this week.

• The East Hampton Lions Club is holding a New York Blood Center blood drive at the Amagansett American Legion at 15 Montauk Highway in Amagansett from 11:45 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. today. Appointments are recommended and can be made online here.

• The Montauk Library is reporting that a distinguished East End Textile Artist needs volunteer assistants to complete a special project: a fast worker to cut fabric and a hand-stitcher.  For more information contact Carolyn Balducci, Adult Program Coordinator, Montauk Library at

• The Beacon’s Week in Review was delivered piping hot to inboxes throughout the East End in the wee hours of Sunday morning. To get your own copy each week, sign up here.

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

April 11
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:53 a.m., 7:19 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:01 a.m., 6:27 p.m.
Greenport: 7:30 a.m., 7:56 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 7:54 a.m., 8:29 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:25 a.m., 7:51 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:52 a.m., 9:18 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:59 a.m., 9:25 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 5:12 a.m., 6:05 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:21 a.m., 4:14 p.m.

April 12
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:39 a.m., 8:01 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:47 a.m., 7:09 p.m.
Greenport: 8:16 a.m., 8:38 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:48 a.m., 9:18 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:11 a.m., 8:33 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:38 a.m., 10 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:45 a.m., 10:07 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 6:13 a.m., 6:58 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:22 a.m., 5:07 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

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