Good Morning!

• There’s a chance of sprinkles before 8 a.m. and after 5 p.m. today, wiht sunny skies and a high temperature near 70 degrees, with a light west wind increasing to 5 to 10 miles per hour — winds could gust as high as 22 miles per hour. Skies will be mostly cloudy early this evening, clearing overnight, with a low around 44. Tuesday will be sunny, with a high near 63, and Wednesday will be partly sunny, with a high near 57 and a 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 5 p.m.

• The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday, April 10 that it is setting a new, stringent standard for perfluorinated compounds in public drinking water supplies — the Suffolk County Water Authority says it has been anticipating the changes and expects to meet the new requirements. Read More.

• Biodynamic Agriculture originated a century ago out of the spiritual scientific research of Austrian seer and philosopher Dr. Rudolph Steiner. It’s a method of farming which increases soil fertility using natural materials – compost, herbs and processed manure. This year marks the 100th Anniversary of Steiner’s eight lectures known as “The Agriculture Course,” and KK’s Farm in Southold is celebrating the centennial of the principles that guide their work. Read More.

• Artist Darlene Charneco, whose mixed-media mapping series looks at people, networks, homes, and communities as part of a larger organism’s growth stage, will lead a Creative Lab at Guild Hall in East Hampton this evening at 6 p.m. Here’s More Info.

• Beacon editor Beth Young joined a panel of journalists on ‘Behind the Headlines’ on 88.3 WLIW-FM this weekend to discuss issues ranging from school budgets to sewers in Riverside to downtown Riverhead development and new federal drinking water standards for forever chemicals. Tune online any time here.

• The Beacon’s Week in Review was delivered piping hot to inboxes throughout the East End in the wee hours of Sunday morning. To get your own copy each week, sign up here.

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

April 15
Plum Gut Harbor: 3:54 a.m., 4:30 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 3:02 a.m., 3:38 p.m.
Greenport: 4:31 a.m., 5:07 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:14 a.m., 5:57 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:26 a.m., 5:02 p.m.
New Suffolk: 5:53 a.m., 6:29 p.m.
South Jamesport: 6 a.m., 6:36 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 2:53 a.m., 3:36 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:02 a.m., 1:45 p.m.

April 16
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:05 a.m., 5:37 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 4:13 a.m., 4:45 p.m.
Greenport: 5:42 a.m., 6:14 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 6:19 a.m., 6:59 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 5:37 a.m., 6:09 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:04 a.m., 7:36 p.m.
South Jamesport: 7:11 a.m., 7:43 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 3:49 a.m., 4:34 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:58 a.m., 2:43 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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