Good Morning!

• We’re expecting showers today, mainly before 2 p.m., with cloudy skies and a high temperature near 50 degrees, with an east wind 15 to 17 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 28 mph. It will be cloudy overnight, with a low around 42. Friday will be cloudy, with a high near 54 and a 20 percent chance of showers after 2 p.m., and Saturday will be partly sunny, with a high near 61.

• “Save What’s Left” may be the North Fork Environmental Council’s motto, but this week the NFEC is no longer alone in asking the Town of Southold to do just that. The leaders of nearly every civic association on the North Fork spoke up at Southold Town Hall Tuesday, April 18, advocating for a broad moratorium on development while the town finishes a zoning update expected to be complete in spring of 2025. Read More.

• The Suffolk County Historical Society museum in Riverhead hosts a Book & Bottle discussion of “The Jews of Long Island 1705-1918” this evening at 6 p.m. Author Brad Kolodny spent six years researching how, when, and why Jewish families settled and thrived from Great Neck to Greenport and Cedarhurst to Sag Harbor. Find Out More.

• This Saturday from 6 to 11 p.m. is the 15th Annual Rockin’ for the Homeless to benefit Maureen’s Haven at Polish Hall in Riverhead, with the Butterfly Cody Experience, Who Are Those Guys and Gene Casey and the Lone Sharks lending their voices to help Maureen’s Haven’s homeless outreach efforts. Here’s More Info.

Don’t forget it’s National Poetry Month. Here are some great upcoming celebrations:

• Peconic Landing in Greenport hosts an afternoon of poetry beginning at 4 p.m. Friday, with Bernard Hicks, aka Bsolid the Poet, who “likes to think of poetry as a gift of humanity, the soul of our nature, and the language of the arts,” and Virgina Walker, a finalist for Suffolk County Poet Laureate whose poetry has been published in Long Island Quarterly, South Fork Naturalist, The Nassau Review, Pegasus, Minetta Review, and various anthologies. Here’s More Info.

• The North Fork Poetry Society will host an afternoon of poetry this Sunday, April 21 at Poquatuck Hall in Orient at 2 p.m., featuring former Poet Laureates of Suffolk County Gladys Henderson and Pramila Venkateswaran, with Miranda Beeson, Estefany Molina, Verona Penalba, Jess Paul, Courtney Hall, and Elaine Sexton. Here’s More Info.

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

April 18
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:08 a.m., 7:25 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:16 a.m., 6:33 p.m.
Greenport: 7:45 a.m., 8:02 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:23 a.m., 8:50 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:40 a.m., 7:57 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:07 a.m., 9:24 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:14 a.m., 9:31 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 5:46 a.m., 6:28 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:55 a.m., 4:37 p.m.

April 19
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:54 a.m., 8:08 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:02 a.m., 7:16 p.m.
Greenport: 8:31 a.m., 8:45 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:15 a.m., 9:37 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:26 a.m., 8:40 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:53 a.m., 10:07 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10 a.m., 10:14 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 6:41 a.m., 7:18 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:50 a.m., 5:27 p.m.

And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.

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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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