Good Morning!

• We’re expecting showers and thunderstorms before 11 a.m. today, then a slight chance of showers between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., with a steady temperature around 57 degrees and a south wind 20 to 25 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 38 mph. Skies will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 44. Saturday will be mostly cloudy and breezy, with a high near 54, and we’re expecting increasing clouds throughout the day Sunday, with a high near 60 degrees and a 20 percent chance of showers after 2 p.m.

• As Riverhead Town considers taking legal action against Southampton Town over its plan to establish a sewer district in the blighted hamlet of Riverside, the Southampton Town Board closed a public hearing that had been open since January on establishing the district Tuesday afternoon, after hearing comment on the proposal on five occasions since the beginning of the year. Read More.

• Hamptons Doc Fest’s annual Docs Equinox celebration, which this year revolves around the theme of “Cultivating Connections: Soils, Farms, Food,” kicks off this evening at the Southampton Arts Center, and continues throughout the weekend. Read More.

• Photographer and sailor Thomas Halaczinsky discusses his project, “Archipelago of New York,” this evening at 7 p.m. at Peconic Landing in Greenport. Find Out More.

• North Fork Audubon is once again looking for volunteers to help with Shorebird Monitoring, and will be holding a training session tomorrow, April 13 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Breakwater Beach in Mattituck. Here’s More Info.

• “New Views for Old Pews,” an exhibition of reimagined church pews now on view at CAST in Southold, will hold an auction of the pews on Saturday evening. Here’s More Info.

• Music abounds on the East End this weekend, from the Iris Trio performing at Longhouse Reserve in East Hampton Saturday afternoon to the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival’s Harp Fantasy Saturday evening to the Anne MacKay Song Swap at Poquatuck Hall in Orient Saturday night.

• Earth Day is around the corner, and cleanups, film festivals and other festivities are starting now. Find Out More.

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

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.

April 13
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:51 a.m., 2:24 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:59 a.m., 1:32 p.m.
Greenport: 2:28 a.m., 3:01 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:18 a.m., 3:58 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 2:23 a.m., 2:56 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:50 a.m., 4:23 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:57 a.m., 4:30 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 1:01 a.m., 1:42 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:51 a.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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