Good Morning!

We’re expecting rain today, mainly after 11 a.m., with a high temperature near 49 degrees and an east wind 7 to 13 miles per hour, with new precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. Rain will continue overnight, with a low around 39, and into Wednesday, with a. high near 48. Rain continues into Thursday morning, with mostly cloudy skies later in the day and a high near 49.

• The New York State Appellate Division, Second Department, issued two rulings March 27 in the ongoing litigation against East Hampton Town by users of the town’s municipally owned airport in Wainscott. The appeals court ruled that East Hampton was not allowed to close its public use airport and reopen it again days later as a “private use” airport, as it attempted to do back in 2022, and ruled that the town must follow the procedural requirements of the federal Airport Noise and Capacity Act (ANCA) before adopting restrictions on aircraft that use the airport. Read More.

• Today is New York’s anticlimactic Presidential Primary. Polls are open through 9 p.m. tonight at your regular polling place. Democratic voters can cast ballots for President Joe Biden, Dean Phillips or Marianne Williamson, though the challengers have already dropped out. Republican voters will find former President Donald Trump, Nikki Haley, Chris Christie and Vivek Ramaswamy on their ballot, though all three challengers have dropped out of the race.

• The East Hampton Town Board discusses town definitions of accessory dwelling units, the spring 2024 Senior Center activity report, changes to the town mooring code and hears presentations on the town’s Wireless Master Plan and Litter Action Committee 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 holds a public hearing on changes to the town’s Pine Barrens Overlay District code regarding sewage treatment systems and stormwater management systems at its 2 p.m. regular meeting this afternoon. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live here.

• The Shelter Island Town Board discusses businesses on town property, OSHA regulations’ effect on the town’s fire and EMS services, rebates for installation of advanced septic systems and a jurisdictional change for wetlands applications at its 1 p.m. work session this afternoon. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on the town’s YouTube channel.

• FoodLab at Stony Brook Southampton hosts Tea Talk Tuesday this afternoon from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. The event includes a presentation from The Carbon CREW project by Sheila Peiffer, with tea, conversation and refreshments from vendors Juana Huertas and Hamptons Preserves. Here’s More Info.

• Tonight is Jazz Night at the Sag Harbor Masonic Temple, with “Santi’s World of Music, Part 2” with bassist Santi Bebriano. Here’s More Info.

• North Fork Audubon hosts its monthly “How To Get Into Birdwatching Without Getting Left Behind” walk, this month through Laurel Lake Preserve, tomorrow, April 3 at 8 a.m. Find Out More.

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

April 2
Plum Gut Harbor: 4:27 a.m., 5:14 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 3:35 a.m., 4:22 p.m.
Greenport: 5:04 a.m., 5:51 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:46 a.m., 6:34 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:59 a.m., 5:46 p.m.
New Suffolk: 6:26 a.m., 7:13 p.m.
South Jamesport: 6:33 a.m., 7:20 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 3:14 a.m., 3:56 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:23 a.m., 2:05 p.m.

April 3
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:41 a.m., 6:18 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 4:49 a.m., 5:26 p.m.
Greenport: 6:18 a.m., 6:55 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 6:55 a.m., 7:39 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 6:13 a.m., 6:50 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:40 a.m., 8:17 p.m.
South Jamesport: 7:47 a.m., 8:24 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 4:22 a.m., 5:05 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:31 a.m., 3:14 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 editor@eastendbeacon.com

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