Good Morning!

• Today will be sunny and breezy, with a high near 60 degrees and a west wind 17 to 22 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 33. There will be a 30 percent chance of light rain overnight, mainly between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m., with a low around 35. Wednesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 59. There’s 30 percent chance of rain Thursday, with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 54.

• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss the East Hampton, Springs and Wainscott hamlet studies, electric vehicle charging stations and hear a presentation from the town’s planning department at its 10 a.m. work session this morning. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Riverhead Town Board will hold several public hearings, including one on extending a town water main to a new condominium development in Baiting Hollow, on adding a Retirement Community Zoning Use District, and several land use board review permit fee increases at its 6 p.m. meeting this evening. The full agenda is online here.

• There’s no denying that gardeners love their spring-flowering trees. The natural world abounds with many attractive species, but to our Gardenwise columnist, Susan Tito, our native flowering dogwood and eastern redbud represent the best of the bunch. When they are in bloom, it’s easy to forget that winter ever happened. Read her April column online here.

• The Fourth Annual Rites of Spring Music Festival on the North Fork, which highlights classical and contemporary music in non-traditional venues, kicks off April 27 with a string sextet performance of music by Brahms and Schoenberg at 5 p.m. More details are online here.

• North Fork Audubon is looking for new volunteers to help with their birding and environmental activities, and they’re hosting a prospective volunteer information session on Saturday, April 27 at 10 a.m. at the Red House nature center at Inlet Pond County Park in Greenport. More details are online here.

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

April 16
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:57 a.m., 8:19 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:05 a.m., 7:27 p.m.
Greenport: 8:34 a.m., 8:56 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:26 a.m., 9:55 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:29 a.m., 8:51 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:56 a.m., 10:18 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:03 a.m., 10:25 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 7 a.m., 7:39 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:09 a.m., 5:48 p.m.

April 17
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:47 a.m., 9:07 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:55 a.m., 8:15 p.m.
Greenport: 9:24 a.m., 9:44 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:22 a.m., 10:47 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:19 a.m., 9:39 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:46 a.m., 11:06 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:53 a.m., 11:13 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 7:58 a.m., 8:31 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:07 a.m., 6:40 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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