Good Morning!

• We’re expecting a slight chance of showers before 8 a.m. and then again after 5 p.m. today, with partly sunny skies, a high temperature near 69 degrees and a southwest wind 5 to 14 miles per hour. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 45. Friday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 63 and Saturday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 60 and a 30 percent chance of showers after 2 p.m.

• The New Suffolk Civic Association holds its annual community cleanup, meeting at the New Suffolk Beach this Saturday, April 16 at 10 a.m. Attendees will meet up at the beach and then split up into groups to clean the community. Bags and gloves will be provided, but personal work gloves are recommended. The group would also appreciate the help of a volunteer with a pickup truck to help haul garbage bags to the transfer station.

• The Southampton Town Board will discuss plans for the new Community Housing Fund, land leases for wireless infrastructure and an update on Covid-19 at its 10 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live here.

• The Riverhead Town Board will discuss development of Urban Renewal Projects and code changes regarding parking on Sound Avenue at its work session this morning. The meeting is expected to start with a closed executive session at 9 a.m. to discuss contractual issues related to Urban Renewal Projects before being opened to the public for the work session. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live here.

• The Quogue Wildlife Refuge will hold a full moon night hike this evening at 7:30 p.m. Reservations are required, and can be made online here.

Suffolk County reported 400 new cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday, April 12, with 4.3 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 83 people hospitalized with the virus, with five of them in ICU. The county reported no new fatalities from the virus, and the death toll here stands at 4,368 people since March of 2020.

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

April 14
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:59 a.m., 9:16 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:07 a.m., 8:24 p.m.
Greenport: 9:36 a.m., 9:53 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:24 a.m., 10:45 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:31 a.m., 9:48 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:58 a.m., 11:15 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:05 a.m., 11:22 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 7:55 a.m., 8:26 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:04 a.m., 6:35 p.m.

April 15
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:37 a.m., 9:53 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:45 a.m., 9:01 p.m.
Greenport: 10:14 a.m., 10:30 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:08 a.m., 11:26 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:09 a.m., 10:25 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:36 a.m., 11:52 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:43 a.m., 11:59 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:38 a.m., 9:06 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:47 a.m., 7:15 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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