Good Morning!

• There’s a 50 percent chance of showers today, mainly after noon, with partly sunny skies and a high temperature near 62 degrees, with a south wind 11 to 18 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 29. We’re expecting showers and possibly a thunderstorm this evening, with a low around 34 and a west wind 14 to 22 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 32. Thursday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 53 and Friday will be sunny and breezy, with a high near 61.

• The Hamptons Doc Fest inaugurates spring this week with its annual Docs Equinox celebration, which this year includes an expanded four days of programming, with three virtual and live documentary film screenings with filmmakers and special guests, along with an inspiring East End Green Team “conversation centerpiece”—all happening from Earth Day, Thursday, April 22, through Sunday, April 25. Here’s more.

• In this week’s letters: Sag Harbor is facing some major development changes in the months ahead and community members are urging the village for a master plan. Here’s the latest.

• The Orient Association, The East Marion Community Association, and Oysterponds Historical Society will hold a Zoom conversation on the past and future of Plum Island this evening, April 21 at 4 p.m. Here’s the login info.

• The North Fork Environmental Council and North Fork Audubon present “Healthy Landscape, Healthy You,” about sustainable lawn and landscaping practices, this evening from 6:30 to 8 p.m. To register, email for a login link. The NFEC will also hold its annual Earth Day 5K at the Calverton Memorial Park this Sunday at 9 a.m. Here are more details.

Suffolk County reported 290 new cases of Covid-19 on Monday, April 19, with 3.4 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 294 people hospitalized with the virus in the county, with 64 of them in ICU and 26 percent of hospital beds available. The county reported six new fatalities, bringing the death toll here to 3,322 people.

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

April 21
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:47 a.m., 6:25 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 4:55 a.m., 5:33 p.m.
Greenport: 6:24 a.m., 7:02 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 6:50 a.m., 7:33 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 6:19 a.m., 6:57 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:46 a.m., 8:24 p.m.
South Jamesport: 7:53 a.m., 8:31 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 4:05 a.m., 5:03 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:14 a.m., 3:12 p.m.

April 22
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:42 a.m., 7:11 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:50 a.m., 6:19 p.m.
Greenport: 7:19 a.m., 7:48 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 7:51 a.m., 8:28 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:14 a.m., 7:43 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:41 a.m., 9:10 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:48 a.m., 9:17 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 5:10 a.m., 6:03 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:19 a.m., 4:12 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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