Good Morning!

• It will be mostly sunny today, with a high temperature near 65 degrees and light and variable winds becoming south 5 to 8 miles per hour in the afternoon. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 42. Tuesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 68. Showers are likely Wednesday, mainly after 3 p.m., with partly sunny skies and a high near 63.

Suffolk County reported 395 new cases of Covid-19 on Saturday, April 17, with 2.5 percent of people tested testing positive — the first time in months that the positivity rate has been under 3 percent. There were 282 people hospitalized with the virus in the county, with 71 of them in ICU and 26 percent of hospital beds available. The county reported three new fatalities from the virus, bringing the death toll here to 3,314.

• As of Sunday, April 18, 590,663 Suffolk residents, or 39.9 percent of the population, had received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, with 390,143 people, or 26.3 percent of the population, receiving a full vaccine series.

• The North Fork Environmental Council and North Fork Audubon present “Healthy Landscape, Healthy You,” about sustainable lawn and landscaping practices, this Wednesday, April 21, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. To register, email for a login link.

• The Spikenard Farm Honeybee Sanctuary, along with Sonomi Obinata from KK’s The Farm in Southold, are presenting a virtual Dandelion Celebration and Sharing this Thursday, April 22 at 7 p.m., via Zoom. KK’s The Farm will not be holding its annual Dandelion Festival this April, but Ms. Obinata is encouraging everyone to think about the powerful properties of this oft-overlooked flower. Tickets are $15, here’s more.

• New York State Senator Anthony Palumbo will be hosting a virtual Narcan opioid antidote training event in cooperation with the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office via Zoom on April 27 at 7 p.m. Here’s how to register. After completing the program, attendees can pick up a Narcan kit at Mr. Palumbo’s office in Mount Sinai.

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

April 19
Plum Gut Harbor: 3:40 a.m., 4:31 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 2:48 a.m., 3:39 p.m.
Greenport: 4:17 a.m., 5:08 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:49 a.m., 5:38 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:12 a.m., 5:03 p.m.
New Suffolk: 5:39 a.m., 6:30 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5:46 a.m., 6:37 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 2:07 a.m., 3:10 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:16 a.m., 1:19 p.m.

April 20
Plum Gut Harbor: 4:44 a.m., 5:31 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 3:52 a.m., 4:39 p.m.
Greenport: 5:21 a.m., 6:08 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:48 a.m., 6:36 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 5:16 a.m., 6:03 p.m.
New Suffolk: 6:43 a.m., 7:30 p.m.
South Jamesport: 6:50 a.m., 7:37 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 3:04 a.m., 4:05 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:13 a.m., 2:14 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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