Good Morning!

• We’re expecting partly sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 64 degrees and a west wind 11 to 13 miles per hour. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 51. Thursday will be sunny, with a high near 66, and Friday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 67.

• Across this country and around the world, gardeners are embracing the concept of ReWilding their yards. Movements ranging from the Homegrown National Park to Project Drawdown are building on many of the same principals. Start by restoring the ecosystem that surrounds your house. Read this month’s editorial, “Solutions: We’ve Got ‘Em” for more information.

• This evening’s meeting of the Heart of Riverhead Civic Association will feature a conversation with Riverhead Central School District Superintendent, Dr. Augustine Tornatore. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at the Riverhead Library and all are welcome to attend. Here’s more info.

• The North Fork Project team, which is working to tell the stories of the 550 people who were known to have been enslaved on the North Fork from the mid-1600s until abolition in New York in 1827, will hold two presentations on their work this month, beginning with one at Greenport’s Peconic Landing tomorrow, April 13. Read More.

• Docs Equinox, a three-film series by the Hamptons Doc Fest to be held this weekend at the Southampton Arts Center in celebration of Earth Month will be themed “All In for the Aquifer,” with five environmental organizations hosting a “Water Central Hub” for people to learn more about how they can protect Long Island’s ground and surface waters. Read More.

• At Progressive East End Reformers’ Thursday evening Zoom meeting at 6:30 p.m. April 13, New York State Assembly member Fred Thiele will discuss the current Albany session with a focus on raising revenue, housing, and climate initiatives and Southampton Town Board candidate Michael Iasilli will discussion his campaign. Register here to join the meeting.

• The Submarine Veterans of Long Island come to New Suffolk Beach on Saturday, April 15 at 11:30 a.m. for their annual “Tolling of the Boats.”  This organization commemorates all of the US Navy Submarines lost at sea during the ceremony, as well as recently departed shipmates. All are welcome to join them.

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

April 12
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:54 a.m., 3:37 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 2:02 a.m., 2:45 p.m.
Greenport: 3:31 a.m., 4:14 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:24 a.m., 5:11 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:26 a.m., 4:09 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:53 a.m., 5:36 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5 a.m., 5:43 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 2:02 a.m., 2:44 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:11 a.m., 12:53 p.m.

April 13
Plum Gut Harbor: 4:05 a.m., 4:49 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 3:13 a.m., 3:57 p.m.
Greenport: 4:42 a.m., 5:26 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:30 a.m., 6:18 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:37 a.m., 5:21 p.m.
New Suffolk: 6:04 a.m., 6:48 p.m.
South Jamesport: 6:11 a.m., 6:55 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 3:07 a.m., 3:49 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:16 a.m., 1:58 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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