Good Morning!

• There’s a 30 percent chance of showers today, mainly before 8 a.m., with partly sunny skies and a high near 57, with a southwest wind 17 to 22 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 33 mph. We’re expecting partly cloudy skies overnight, with a low around 35. Wednesday will be sunny, with a high near 56 and Thursday will be partly sunny, with a high near 57.

• Our Climate Local Now columnists have talked in the last few columns about a Circular Economy which includes Zero Waste as a principle, and about a Repair Café, which is one of the very local actions in which everyone can take part. Today we are presenting a real-world example of this for all of us on Long Island—Taking A Lead on Zero Waste. Read More.

• The East Hampton Town Board will hear a presentation on the final State Environmental Quality Review Act scoping process for the new town airport slated to open May 19 and draft legislation to allow hybrid meetings 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.

• The Riverhead Town Board will hold public hearings on a site plan for façade improvements for 133-139 Railroad Avenue and on noise code changes at its 6 p.m. regular meeting this evening. The board is also slated to vote on whether to appoint J. Petrocelli Construction as master developer for the Town Square project on East Main Street during the Community Development Agency portion of the meeting. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live here.

• The Southampton Fire Department at 470 Hampton Road in Southampton will host a New York Blood Center Blood Drive this afternoon from noon to 6 p.m. Appointments are recommended, and can be made online here.

• Suffolk County reported 286 new cases of Covid-19 on Saturday, April 16, with 4.8 percent of people tested testing positive. Hospital data for Saturday is not yet available. There were no new fatalities from the virus, and the death toll here stands at 4,369 people since March of 2020.

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

April 19
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:01 a.m., 12:35 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:43 a.m.
Greenport: 12:38 a.m., 1:12 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:35 a.m., 2:11 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:33 a.m., 1:07 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2 a.m., 2:34 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:07 a.m., 2:41 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 11:41 a.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:50 a.m., 10:13 p.m.

April 20
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:52 a.m., 1:27 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: Midnight, 12:35 p.m.
Greenport: 1:29 a.m., 2:04 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:24 a.m., 3:04 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:24 a.m., 1:59 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:51 a.m., 3:26 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:58 a.m., 3:33 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:04 a.m., 12:38 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:47 a.m., 11:10 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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