Good Morning!

• We’re expecting sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 73 degrees and a west wind around 11 miles per hour. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 52. Friday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 67, and Saturday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 59.

• The majority of the Southold Town Board voted yes on a controversial proposal to rezone five acres of property on Carroll Avenue for affordable housing on Tuesday evening, April 11, and the board also unanimously approved a one-year moratorium on the consideration of Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) while the town works to develop code to address siting and safety concerns with these systems. Read Our Full Coverage.

• National Grid Riverhead at 117 Doctor’s Path hosts a New York Blood Center blood drive today from 7:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Appointments are recommended and can be made online here.

• At Progressive East End Reformers’ Zoom meeting this evening at 6:30 p.m., 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 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 this evening, April 13. Read More.

• The North Fork Arts Center, a new non-profit that is working to raise $1 million to launch a community arts center at the historic Greenport Theater, is planning a Volunteer Day on Saturday, April 15, to encourage residents to join the effort to revive the theater as a new cultural arts center. Here’s more info.

• The Twelfth Annual Anne MacKay Song Swap will be held at at Poquatuck Hall, 1160 Skipper’s Lane in Orient this Saturday at 7 p.m. It’s an evening of song and music to benefit Poquatuck Hall, sponsored by Orient Community Activities. Tickets are $20 and more details are at poquatuckhall.org.

• Riverhead Town will be holding a public workshop on its Comprehensive Plan Update on Saturday, April 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., at the Suffolk Theater at 118 East Main Street in Riverhead. Here’s more info.

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

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.

April 14
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:20 a.m., 5:59 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 4:28 a.m., 5:07 p.m.
Greenport: 5:57 a.m., 6:36 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 6:41 a.m., 7:24 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 5:52 a.m., 6:31 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:19 a.m., 7:58 p.m.
South Jamesport: 7:26 a.m., 8:05 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 4:13 a.m., 4:56 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:22 a.m., 3:05 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 editor@eastendbeacon.com

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