sunset New Suffolk Beach
The calm.

Good Morning, and a happy tax day to you, too.

• Today will be sunny, with a high near 65 degrees and tomorrow we’re expecting sun, with a high near 57 degrees. Friday, we’re expecting a 30 percent chance of showers. Otherwise, it will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 62 degrees. Saturday is expected to be partly sunny, with a high near 61 and Sunday is expected to be mostly sunny, with a high near 58 degrees.

• Tonight at Stony Brook Southampton, writers Patricia McCormick and Mitchell Kriegman will speak at their Writers Speak Wednesdays program. Patricia McCormick is a two-time National Book Award Finalist whose books includeCut, SOLD, andNever Fall Down. Mitchell Kriegman is a winner of four Emmys and the Directors’ Guild Award who created the television series Clarissa Explains It All and Bear in the Big Blue House. He was a staff writer and filmmaker forSaturday Night Live. More information is online here.

• Tonight at 6:30 p.m. at Emma Rose Elliston Park off of North Sea Road, the Peconic Estuary Program and fisheries biologist Byron Young will give an informative talk on river herring migration within the Peconic Estuary. If you show up, you will learn about the ecology of the watershed, learn how to spot river herring swimming upstream to spawn, and be a citizen scientist in collecting data to determine the state of local alewife populations. Please email to register. More information is online here.

• The North Fork Animal Welfare League’s Southold animal shelter has an unusual problem and they need the help of men. They have several dogs that are a bit fearful of men and they need to desensitize them, but they have no male employees in Southold and few male volunteers. If any men can give them 15 minutes one or two days a week, it would be a great help to the dogs.

• The anti-drug program Riverhead CAP is hosting a Meet & Greet tomorrow, April 16 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Riverhead United Methodist Church, where they will be talking about the work the Riverhead Community Coalition is doing and how you can contribute to make the Riverhead community a healthy and safe environment for kids. There will be light refreshments and give-aways.

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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