Good Morning!

• We’re expecting mostly sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 60 degrees and a southeast wind 5 to 10 miles per hour. We’re expecting patchy drizzle and fog overnight, with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 48. Saturday will be cloudy, with a high near 60 and a 20 percent chance of showers after 2 p.m. We’re expecting showers on Sunday, mainly before 2 p.m., with a high near 61.

• The Greenport Village Board of Trustees, three of whose members were sworn in earlier this month, voted unanimously at a public meeting at its Thursday evening work session to approve a six-month moratorium on development in three downtown zoning districts while the village updates its zoning code. New Mayor Kevin Stuessi, who was one of the early proponents of the moratorium as a private citizen, also announced the new board is reorganizing the Waterfront Advisory Committee instated to review development changes, with five subcommittees instead of three. We’ll have full coverage later this morning.

• East Hampton’s Guild Hall, which is closed for renovations, is holding the first of this year’s “Gather” discussions with Black and indigenous artists this evening at 6 p.m. with author Joshua Whitehead at BookHampton. Here are more details.

• In Process at The Watermill Center continues this evening at 6 p.m. Watch and discuss the process with artists-in-residence Dancer Katerina Andreou; artist, educator and death doula Brianna L. Hernández  and sculptor Aref Montazeri. Register for this free event at watermillcenter.org.

• Peconic Landing hosts an Earth Day Panel this afternoon at 3 p.m. with Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming, Mike Haubner of the North Fork Environmental Council, and Aram Terchunian of the Moriches Bay Project, discussing local legislative and community efforts underway to preserve the Long Island environment. This free program will be held in the auditorium of the Community Center. More details are on Peconic Landing’s Website.

• This weekend is filled with events celebrating Earth Day, including an ever-popular festival at the Quogue Wildlife Refuge, an open house at the South Fork Natural History Museum and cleanups of woods and beaches throughout the East End. The festivities continue through next weekend, with the North Fork Environmental Council’s Earth Day 5K on Sunday, April 30. Here’s more info.

• Riverhead Town will be holding a public workshop on its Comprehensive Plan Update tomorrow, Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Suffolk Theater at 118 East Main Street in Riverhead. All are welcome to attend. Here’s more info.

• Rockin’ For the Homeless, raising money for John’s Place Homeless Outreach, will be held Saturday evening at Riverhead Moose Lodge, 51 Madison Street, Riverhead from 6 to 10 p.m. Butterfly Cody, Who Are Those Guys and Gene Casey & The Lone Sharks will perform. Tickets are available for $35 in advance at Wendy’s Deli and the Love Lane Kitchen in Mattituck, Barth’s Pharmacy in Riverhead, Mattituck Presbyterian Church Office and at rockinforthehomeless2023.eventbrite.com.

•  Fabian Almazan Quintet comes to the Hamptons Jazz Fest at the Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane in Southampton Saturday evening at 7 p.m. Almazan is a jazz pianist with roots in Havana and a background in environmentalism, field recordings, electrical manipulation of the acoustic piano and orchestral composition. Tickets are $35 or $30 for members and are available at southamptonartscenter.org.

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

April 21
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:24 a.m., 11:41 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:32 a.m., 10:49 p.m.
Greenport: 12:01 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:32 a.m., 1:04 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:56 a.m.
New Suffolk: 12:54 a.m., 1:23 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:01 a.m., 1:30 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10:38 a.m., 10:55 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:47 a.m., 9:04 p.m.

April 22
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:12 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:20 a.m., 11:36 p.m.
Greenport: 12:18 a.m., 12:49 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:15 a.m., 1:49 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:13 a.m., 12:44 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:40 a.m., 2:11 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:47 a.m., 2:18 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 11:25 a.m., 11:38 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:34 a.m., 9:47 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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