Good Morning!

• There’s a 40 percent chance of showers today, mainly after 5 p.m., with cloudy skies and a high temperature near 59 degrees, with a southeast wind 7 to 9 miles per hour. We’re expecting showers overnight, with thunderstorms also possible after 11 p.m., a south wind 10 to 18 miles per hour, gusting to 34, and a steady temperature around 55 degrees. Showers will taper off on Friday, with skies clearing, a high near 60 and a south wind 18 to 21 miles per hour. Saturday will be partly sunny, with a high near 54.

It’s easy for journalists to skim past phrases like “community character” when they cover local discussions about planning and zoning, because phrases like this, in and of themselves, don’t seem to have much meaning. But they’re important. Read more in this month’s editorial, A Call for Creativity.

• The East End is home to artists from all over Central and South America, who each bring a unique artistic and cultural perspective to this place they now call home. Greenport’s Floyd Memorial Library is celebrating these artists in a new exhibition, “Heritage and Home: Latin American Artists of the East End,” on view through May 12. Read More.

• The Southampton Town Board will discuss shell sculptures with the Hampton Bays Chamber of Commerce, an update on town property assessment and new legislation regarding accessory dwelling units at its 10 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on Sea-TV’s YouTube channel.

• The Riverhead Town Board will discuss the Peconic Estuary Partnership, agriculture workforce housing on Edwards Avenue and the Community Awareness Program working in the Riverhead School District to help kids make healthy, drug-free choices at its 10 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live here.

• Mattituck Historical Society Lecture will host a lecture, “Slavery on the North Fork: 1668 to 1827” this evening at 6 p.m. at the Mattituck Park District Community Room at Veteran’s Beach on Peconic Bay Boulevard. More details are at

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

April 11
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:04 a.m., 12:35 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:43 a.m.
Greenport: 12:41 a.m., 1:12 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:37 a.m., 2:12 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:36 a.m., 1:07 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:03 a.m., 2:34 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:10 a.m., 2:41 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 11:50 a.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:59 a.m., 10:17 p.m.

April 12
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:56 a.m., 1:28 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:04 a.m., 12:36 p.m.
Greenport: 1:33 a.m., 2:05 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:26 a.m., 3:04 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:28 a.m., 2 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:55 a.m., 3:27 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:02 a.m., 3:34 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:08 a.m., 12:45 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:54 a.m., 11:10 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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