Good Morning!

• We’re expecting a 30 percent chance of showers today, mainly before noon, with mostly cloudy skies gradually clearing, with a high temperature near 65 degrees and a southwest wind 8 to 13 miles per hour, becoming west in the afternoon. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 44. Wednesday will be partly sunny, with a high near 59 and Thursday will be partly sunny, with a high near 64 and a 30 percent chance of showers after 2 p.m.

• The Southold Town Board will discuss solar power at the town’s landfill, beach permit residency requirements, town buildings, and requests for proposals for consultants for a zoning update and a housing plan at its 9 a.m. work session this morning. There are no public hearings scheduled for the board’s 7 p.m. regular meeting. Here’s the agenda for both meetings, here’s the Zoom link for the work session, and here’s the Zoom link for the regular meeting.

• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss final rules for the new town airport slated to open in May and the redesign of the intersection of Route 114 and Stephen Hands Path at its 10 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live here.

• The Southampton Town Board will hold public hearings on several land acquisition proposals at its 1 p.m. meeting this afternoon. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live here.

• The Shelter Island Town Board will discuss the Great Peconic Race, grant opportunities for electric vehicle charging stations and an assembly permit for a msuic event at the Shelter Island Historical Society at its 1 p.m. work session this afternoon. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live here.

• Our Peconic Dish columnist, Alison Boyd, has been enjoying my friend Patty Zelinski’s Italian-influenced comfort dishes for more than three decades, and this month she shares her family recipe for Pizza Rustica, along with Easter Biscuits from her native Britain. Find it in the Peconic Dish.

Suffolk County reported 343 new cases of Covid-19 on Sunday, April 10, with 6.1 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 73 people hospitalized with the virus in the county, with six of them in ICU. The county reported one new fatality from the virus, bringing the death toll here to 4,368 people since March of 2020.

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

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.

April 13
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:20 a.m., 8:39 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:28 a.m., 7:47 p.m.
Greenport: 8:57 a.m., 9:16 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:38 a.m., 10:03 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:52 a.m., 9:11 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:19 a.m., 10:38 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:26 a.m., 10:45 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 7:07 a.m., 7:44 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:16 a.m., 5:53 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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