Pictured Above: Earth Day at the Quogue Wildlife Refuge

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting mostly sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 59 degrees and a northwest wind 5 to 10 miles per hour, becoming southwest in the afternoon. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 37. Tuesday will be partly sunny, with a high near 58 and a 20 percent chance of showers after 2 p.m. Wednesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 58 and patchy frost before 7 a.m.

• In this month of spring bulbs poking their heads through the wet soil, of cherry blossoms and freshly tilled fields, of threats of frost and promises of warmth yet to come, there’s still something special about honoring the roots of an environmental movement that must still reach deeper into the hearts of so many more people if we are to survive aboard this planet. Read this month’s editorial, “A Month for Regeneration.”

• The Hampton Bays Civic Association holds a special members meeting to elect new board members this evening at 6 p.m. at the Southampton Town Community Center at 25 Ponquogue Avenue, after numerous recent resignations from the board. The special meeting will be followed by a regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at which members will provide updates on the town’s response to the community concerns about the proposed redevelopment of the Bel-Aire Cove motel property, water issues, downtown revitalization and battery energy storage facilities. All are welcome to attend the regular meeting.

• The Mattituck-Laurel Civic Association hosts a discussion on Community Housing with Southold Town leaders at its monthly meeting this evening at 6:30 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Beach (On the corner of Bay Avenue and Peconic Bay Boulevard). All are welcome.

• The Suffolk at 118 East Main Street in Riverhead  hosts a free Active Shooter Response Training Seminar for the general public on Tuesday, April 25 at 7 p.m. This seminar will provide participants with the knowledge, techniques, and skills that will best equip them to survive an active shooter incident. Here’s more info.

• Beacon Editor Beth Young joined a panel discussing East End news, including developments on the Greenport village building moratorium, the controversy surrounding the construction of new boat storage buildings on the Mattituck Inlet, and Earth Day on Behind the Headlines on 88.3 WLIW-FM this weekend. You can still tune in online here.

• The Beacon’s Week in Review was delivered piping hot to inboxes throughout the East End in the wee hours of Sunday morning. To get your own copy each week, sign up here.

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

April 24
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:17 a.m., 1:51 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:25 a.m., 12:59 p.m.
Greenport: 1:54 a.m., 2:28 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:43 a.m., 3:22 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:49 a.m., 2:23 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:16 a.m., 3:50 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:23 a.m., 3:57 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:23 a.m., 1:05 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:14 a.m., 11:19 p.m.

April 25
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:09 a.m., 2:44 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:17 a.m., 1:52 p.m.
Greenport: 2:46 a.m., 3:21 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:30 a.m., 4:12 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 2:41 a.m., 3:16 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:08 a.m., 4:43 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:15 a.m., 4:50 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 1:10 a.m., 1:58 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:07 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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