The Pike Farm awaits the growing season, Sagaponack.
The Pike Farm awaits the growing season, Sagaponack.

Good Morning!

• Today will be sunny, with a high near 57 degrees and a north wind 7 to 9 miles per hour, becoming east in the afternoon. Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 35. Wednesday will be partly sunny, with a high near 50. There’s a 60 percent chance of showers Thursday, mainly before 2 p.m., with a high near 62.

• After a successful first season last spring on the North Fork, the Rites of Spring Music Fest classical and contemporary concert series is returning to the East End with an expanded season of programming beginning April 30. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss airport operation and complaint analysis, helicopter noise abatement routes for this coming season, the Sporttime multi-purpose arena and the town’s 2017 capital plan at their 10 a.m. work session this morning. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Riverhead Town Board will hold a public hearing on at their 7 p.m. meeting at town hall tonight on whether to extend the hours of three-hour parking restrictions in the parking lot between downtown Riverhead and the Peconic River from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. to midnight. Their full agenda is online here.

• Just a handful of tickets are still available for Hampton Bays’ Ecological Culture Initiative’s screening of “Seed: The Untold Story” tonight, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Hampton Bays UA 5 movie theater. More details on ECI’s work are online here and more information on the event is online here. [$11]

• Riverside Rediscovered will hold their monthly meet-up this Thursday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m. at their headquarters at 108 Peconic Avenue in Riverside. More details are online here.

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

April 18
Plum Gut Harbor: 3:40 a.m., 4:24 p.m.
MTK Hbr: 2:48 a.m., 3:32 p.m.
Greenport: 4:17 a.m., 5:01 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:48 a.m., 5:29 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 4:12 a.m., 4:56 p.m.
New Suffolk: 5:39 a.m., 6:23 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5:46 a.m., 6:30 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:29 a.m., 1:08 p.m.

April 19
Plum Gut Harbor: 4:40 a.m., 5:23 p.m.
MTK Hbr: 3:48 a.m., 4:31 p.m.
Greenport: 5:17 a.m., 6 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:43 a.m., 6:24 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 5:12 a.m., 5:55 p.m.
New Suffolk: 6:39 a.m., 7:22 p.m.
South Jamesport: 6:46 a.m., 7:29 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:19 a.m., 1:59 p.m.

And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light 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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