Good Morning!

• We’re expecting sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 65 degrees and a northwest wind 7 to 10 miles per hour. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 38. We’re expecting increasing clouds on Wednesday, with a high near 56 and a 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 5 p.m. Thursday will be cloudy, with a 50 percent chance of showers and a high near 51.

• The Southold Town Board holds a Special Meeting this morning at 11 a.m. to discuss a proposed moratorium on processing of applications for hotels and motels. Board members are considering setting a public hearing on the matter at a future date. Here’s the agenda.

• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss the town’s Community Housing Fund, pilot programs for accessory dwelling units and first-time homebuyer programs and the town’s composting program at its 11 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on LTV’s YouTube channel.

• It’s been five years since the Peconic Community School was last able to hold a Maker Fair, its annual spring gathering of inventors, fixers, potters and tinkerers, scientists, farmers, cooks, musicians and writers, who come together to share their skills with the community. This past Saturday, April 13, the event was back in force at the school’s new forever home and Makers were happy to share their skills and advice. Read More.

• The Southampton Fire Department hosts a New York Blood Center blood drive this afternoon from Noon to 6 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments can also be made online here.

• The Riverhead Town Board has no public hearings on its agenda for its 6 p.m. meeting this evening. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live here.

• The Southold Economic Development Committee hosts a discussion on Southold Town’s zoning update process now underway tomorrow, Wednesday, April 17 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Raphael Vineyard in Peconic. Here’s More Info

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

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.

April 17
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:12 a.m., 6:37 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:20 a.m., 5:45 p.m.
Greenport: 6:49 a.m., 7:14 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 7:24 a.m., 7:58 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 6:44 a.m., 7:09 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:11 a.m., 8:36 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:18 a.m., 8:43 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 4:47 a.m., 5:32 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:56 a.m., 3:41 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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