Good Morning!

• We’re expecting mostly sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 60 degrees and a northwest wind 5 to 7 miles per hour, becoming southwest in the afternoon. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 46. Friday will be sunny, with a high near 64, and Saturday will be partly sunny, with patchy drizzle before 8 a.m. and a high near 60.

• The Riverhead Town Board is slated to discuss changes to the billing schedule for the Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps at its 10 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live here.

• The Southampton Town Board will discuss project requests from the Peconic Estuary Program, accessory dwelling units and the Better Projects Award from the U.S. Department of Energy at its 10:30 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on Sea-TV’s YouTube channel.

• The East Hampton Town Board will hold a public hearing on changes to the town’s accessory apartment code at its 11 a.m. meeting this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on LTV’s YouTube channel, where a call-in number will be displayed on the screen for people wishing to comment remotely during the hearing.

• The Greenport Village Board will hold a public hearing on its proposed moratorium on development in three downtown zoning districts at its 6 p.m. meeting this evening at the Greenport Fire Department on Third Street — a vote on the resolution, months in the works, could happen as soon as this evening. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live here.

• East Hampton Town is sponsoring a free forum on “Sustainable Landscaping: Everything You Need to Know” this evening from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at LTV Studios at 75 Industrial Road in Wainscott. Panelists Edwina von Gal, Paul Munoz, Charlie Marder, Tish Rehill and Kenneth Maxwell will discuss topics ranging from soil health to native plantings, leaf blowers, and more. Biddle Duke, a member of the Town’s Energy and Sustainability Committee, will moderate. The event will also be streamed live and can be accessed by registering at

• “Oh, Deer…”, a deer and tick management forum hosted by the Cutchogue Civic Association, will be held this evening from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library, 27550 Main Road, Cutchogue. All are welcome. Here’s more info.

• Sag Harbor resident and Middle East expert Ken Dorph will deliver a two-part lecture, “Hidden Cosmopolitanism of the Arab World,” at Bay Street Theater beginning this evening at 7 p.m. Here’s more info.

• Earth Day is this Saturday, and celebrations and cleanups abound throughout the East End. Get all the details here.

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

April 19
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:51 a.m., 10:10 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:59 a.m., 9:18 p.m.
Greenport: 10:28 a.m., 10:47 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:32 a.m., 11:48 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:23 a.m., 10:42 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:50 a.m.
South Jamesport: 11:57 a.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:07 a.m., 9:31 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:16 a.m., 7:40 p.m.

April 20
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:37 a.m., 10:55 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:45 a.m., 10:03 p.m.
Greenport: 11:14 a.m., 11:32 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:19 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:09 a.m., 11:27 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:09 a.m., 12:36 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:16 a.m., 12:43 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:53 a.m., 10:13 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:02 a.m., 8:22 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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