Good Morning!

• There’s a 40 percent chance of light rain and drizzle today, with cloudy skies and a high near 56, with winds out of the southeast at 11 to 15 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 26. We’re expecting patchy fog and light drizzle overnight, with a low around 54. There’s a 40 percent chance of rain Friday, with areas of drizzle before noon, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. The high temperature on Friday will be near 64 degrees. We’re expecting showers on Saturday, with a high near 64.

• There are moments during a given day when something you’ve come across has triggered an image or memory from an earlier time, and you find yourself playing a mental game of “what if?” Our columnist Dave Davis explores the different paths we can take in our lives in this month’s column, “Cultivating a Forgiving Heart.”

• Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor will host a free screening tonight at 7 p.m. of the documentary “High School 9-1-1,” about a volunteer ambulance company in Darien, CT, staffed by high school students. This screening is sponsored by the Sag Harbor Ambulance Corps, and RSVPs are requested online here.

• The Riverhead Town Board will hold a public forum to get input on the possibility of allowing the sale of alcoholic beverages at the concession at the town’s South Jamesport Beach on April 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the town’s senior center at 60 Shadetree Lane in Aquebogue. All are welcome to come make their voices heard.

• This morning’s Riverhead Town Board’s work session has been cancelled, and this morning’s Southampton Town Board work session will consist of a private executive session to discuss confidential legal advice, acquisitions and personnel.

• The East Hampton Town Board meets this evening at 6:30 p.m. They have no public hearings scheduled, but they do have a resolution on the agenda to issue a $500,000 bond to pay to demolish the old brick town hall building, which is quietly crumbling behind the new town hall. Their full agenda is online here.

• OLA of Eastern Long Island’s annual Pachanga — a party celebrating Latin music and community, will be held tomorrow evening, Friday, April 19 at Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor. Tickets are $20. 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: 9:36 a.m., 9:55 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:44 a.m., 9:03 p.m.
Greenport: 10:13 a.m., 10:32 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:15 a.m., 11:35 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:08 a.m., 10:27 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:35 a.m., 11:54 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:42 a.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:50 a.m., 9:19 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:59 a.m., 7:28 p.m.

April 19
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:24 a.m., 10:43 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:32 a.m., 9:51 p.m.
Greenport: 11:01 a.m., 11:20 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:04 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:56 a.m., 11:15 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:23 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:01 a.m., 12:30 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:39 a.m., 10:05 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:48 a.m., 8:14 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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