Good Morning!

• We’re expecting sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 77 degrees and a west wind 6 to 9 miles per hour, becoming south in the afternoon. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 48. There’s a 30 percent chance of showers and possibly a thunderstorm Saturday afternoon, with increasing clouds and a high near 67. We’re expecting areas of fog before 2 p.m. Sunday, with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 55.

• Two sections of Sag Harbor’s affordable housing code adopted last June have been struck down by a New York State Supreme Court Justice, citing incomplete analysis under the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act. Read our full story.

• The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation on Thursday announced a temporary ban on the harvest of shellfish and carnivorous gastropods from two tributaries of Flanders Bay in the town of Riverhead and western Shinnecock Bay in the town of Southampton. Read More.

• The Peconic Baykeeper and the Peconic Estuary Partnership host an Alewife Creek Walk this morning from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Emma Rose Elliston Park on Millstone Brook Road Southampton. On this ~1/2 mile trail walk, Baykeeper Pete Topping will discuss the history and ecology of these ecologically and important and threatened fish along with our ongoing efforts to help restore their access to Long Island’s streams. Here’s how to register.

• 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. Events start this evening. Read More.

• The Southold Peconic Civic Association will host community groups and representatives from Strong’s Marine for a discussion of the marina’s proposed yacht storage buildings on Mattituck Inlet tomorrow, Saturday, April 15 at 10 a.m. at CAST at 53930 Main Road in Southold. Here’s more info about the project.

• Cutchogue’s Old Town Arts & Crafts Guild at 28265 Main Road will host an Opening Reception for its Small Works Exhibition and 75th Anniversary Historical Art Collection Saturday afternoon, April 15, from 2 to 5 p.m. All small works are $75. The exhibition is on view through April 30. Admission is free, and the Guild is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays. More info is at oldtownartsguild.org.

• The Rites of Spring Music Festival hosts “Titans of the 20th Century: A Marathon for Two Pianos” at the Jamesport Meeting House, 1590 Main Road in Jamesport on Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. Eight young and talented pianists will perform works by Milhaud, Debussy, Ravel and Bernstein. Tickets are $60 for general admission or $30 for subscribers to the festival, and are available at ritesmusic.org.

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

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.

April 15
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:27 a.m., 6:59 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:35 a.m., 6:07 p.m.
Greenport: 7:04 a.m., 7:36 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 7:50 a.m., 8:27 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 6:59 a.m., 7:31 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:26 a.m., 8:58 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:33 a.m., 9:05 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 5:21 a.m., 6:03 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:30 a.m., 4:12 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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