Good Morning!

It will be mostly sunny today, with a high temperature near 60 degrees and a light southeast wind, becoming south 9 to 14 miles per hour in the morning. It will be mostly cloudy this evening, gradually becoming mostly clear overnight, with a low around 47. Friday will be sunny, with a high near 68 and Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 57.

• Treiber Farms at 38210 Route 48 in Peconic will host a Spring Forward Poetry Jam this evening from 7 to 10 p.m., with music by Alex Kuchta and musings by Beacon Poetry Editor Billy Hands. Presenting poets include Alex Erey, Matt Daddona, Peter Treiber and Tammy Nuzzo-Morgan. Anyone is also welcome to read their own work or something they love. Bring your own blanket.

• Hamptons Doc Fest’s Docs Equinox celebration begins this evening at 6 p.m. with a screening of “Aquarela,” which captures stunning images of the raw power of water and ice in their many forms in seven countries around the world, at the Sag Harbor Cinema. Here’s more info on the series, which continues through the weekend at the Southampton Arts Center.

• Following several cases of COVID-19 among Senior Center program attendees and staff, the Town of East Hampton has temporarily closed the East Hampton Town Senior Center on Springs-Fireplace Road in East Hampton. The facility is expected to reopen on May 2 following a deep cleaning. Regular participants in Center programs will be notified, and take-out meal service offered to those in need. 

• Suffolk County reported 413 new cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday, April 19, with 5.2 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 76 people hospitalized in the county with the virus, with nine of them in ICU. The county reported one new fatality from the virus, bringing the death toll here to 4,374 people since March of 2020.

• Greenport Village will be paving Kaplan Avenue, Sixth Avenue and West Street today. If you’re visiting, plan accordingly!

• The Riverhead Town Board will hear a presentation on Climate Smart Communities, a proposal for solar power at the Riverhead landfill, the Kindness Rock Project, loose leaf pickup and the March crime report at its 10 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live here.

• The East Hampton Town Board will hold public hearings on the Duck Creek Farm management plan and changes to the town code involving peddling and building construction at its 11 a.m. regular meeting this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on LTV’s YouTube channel.

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

April 21
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:48 a.m., 2:25 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:56 a.m., 1:33 p.m.
Greenport: 2:25 a.m., 3:02 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:18 a.m., 4:01 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 2:20 a.m., 2:57 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:47 a.m., 4:24 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:54 a.m., 4:31 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 1:01 a.m., 1:40 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:49 a.m.

April 22
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:50 a.m., 3:29 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:58 a.m., 2:37 p.m.
Greenport: 3:27 a.m., 4:06 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:19 a.m., 5:04 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:22 a.m., 4:01 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:49 a.m., 5:28 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:56 a.m., 5:35 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 2:03 a.m., 2:44 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:12 a.m., 12:53 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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