sunset New Suffolk Beach
The calm.

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting increasing clouds today, with a high near 59 degrees and a calm wind becoming southeast 5 to 8 miles per hour in the morning.We’re expecting rain overnight, with a low around 50. Rain is also expected Wednesday, with thunderstorms possible after 10 a.m. and a high near 59 degrees.Thursday will be partly sunny, with a high near 62.

• It’s been more than five years since Superstorm Sandy grazed the East End en route to pummeling western Long Island and New Jersey, and while those of us who weren’t affected by the storm have long since moved on, the pattern of ineptitude in storm recovery bureaucracy is still a bitter saga for many Long Islanders. Suffolk County’s Superstorm Sandy Review Task Force heard resident concerns at an April 18 forum at Southampton Town Hall. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• The Southold Town Board will discuss a tower request at Mattituck Inlet Park, signage on Old Sound Avenue and an update on a Fishers Island administrative assistant at their 9 a.m. work session this morning. The board will hear a presentation on the town Tree Committee’s Arbor Day poster contest winners at their 4:30 p.m. regular meeting this afternoon. The full agenda for both meetings is online here.

• The Shelter Island Town Board will discuss deer management, wetlands and bulkhead permit application, a request to transfer CPF funds, and a request for parking from the Garden Club at their 1 p.m. work sessoin this afternoon. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Southampton Town Board is expected to vote on a resolution to install a synthetic turf baseball field at Red Creek Park in Hampton Bays at their 6 p.m. meeting this evening. There are no public hearings on the agenda, which is online here.

• The Mattituck-Laurel Civic Association will present SUNY-Syracuse College of Environmental Science & Forestry landscape architecture students’ design ideas for Mattituck this Friday, April 27 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Mattituck Presbyterian Church. More details are online here.

The high tides on the East End today are as follows:

April 24
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:50 a.m., 6:23 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 4:58 a.m., 5:31 p.m.
Greenport: 6:27 a.m., 7 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 7:12 a.m., 7:51 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 6:22 a.m., 6:55 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:49 a.m., 8:22 p.m.
South Jamesport: 7:56 a.m., 8:29 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:51 a.m., 3:37 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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