Eat your spinach.
Eat your spinach.

Good Morning!

• Today will be sunny, with a high near 60 degrees and a north wind 10 to 14 miles per hour. We’re expecting patchy frost after 11 p.m., as the low temperature tonight dips to around 32 degrees. Tomorrow will be sunny, with a high near 69. There’s a 30 percent chance of showers Friday, but otherwise it will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 66. Saturday is expected to be sunny, with a high near 68 and Sunday is expected to be mostly sunny, with a high near 58.

• The East End of Long Island gave both Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders a higher percentage of the vote in yesterday’s presidential primary than either candidate received statewide, in a contest that saw Mr. Trump and Hillary Clinton walk off with big wins. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• The Long Island Wine Council is working to shift the focus of the North Fork wine business away from live music and toward the quality of wines grown here. Members of the Wine Council explained their new focus to the Southold Town Board at Tuesday’s work session. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• The annual alewife run is underway on Long Island … and the best places to see these ecologically-important fish is at the Woodhull Dam in Cranberry Bog County Park. Seatuck and the Peconic Estuary Program invite members of the public to join them tomorrow, April 21 from 3 to 5 p.m. for an up-close look at these amazing fish. More information is online here.

• Earth Day is Friday, and this weekend is full of Earth Day-related events, including full moon hikes, beach clean-ups, festivals and a 5K run/walk to benefit the North Fork Environmental Council. Our full Earth Day listings are online here.

• Senator Ken LaValle is requesting nominations for induction into the NY State Senate Veteran’s Hall of Fame, designed to pay tribute to the men and women of New York who selflessly served in the U.S. Armed Forces. You can send in a nomination online here.

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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