Good Morning!

• We’re expecting rain today, with thunderstorms also possible after 9 a.m. and a steady temperature around 54, with an east wind 10 to 14 miles per hour. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch are possible. Showers and thunderstorms will continue until about 1 a.m., after which we’re expecting cloudy skies overnight, with a low around 46. Thursday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 65. There’s a 60 percent chance of rain on Friday, with a high near 58.

• The East End’s nature and arts organizations pulled out all the stops Earth Day weekend, with events ranging from an electric car fair to arts workshops to beach cleanups, a 5K run and hikes through the region’s most pristine places. See our photo spread online here.

• OLA of Eastern Long Island is holding a community meeting to let Americans know what they can do to help their immigrant friends and neighbors in these difficult times this evening, April 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church in Sag Harbor. All are welcome.

• Indivisible North Fork will host a forum with the five Democratic candidates for the First Congressional District this Sunday, April 29 at 3 p.m. at the Dark Horse Restaurant in Riverhead. Tickets are free, but registration is required online here. The candidates will face off in a June 26 primary to run against incumbent Congressman Lee Zeldin.

• On May 1 at 7 p.m. in Southampton Town Hall’s auditorium, Southampton Town Aquatics & Recreation, Inc. (STAR) will host a public forum on the aquatics center that they are proposing to build on town owned land at Red Creek Park in Hampton Bays. All are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Josephine Di Vincenzi at 631.433.1135

• Today’s the last day to subscribe in time to receive the May print edition of the East End Beacon. You’ll read many of our stories there before you find them here! Subscribe online here. The Beacon can also now be found at more than 80 newsstands throughout the East End. 

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

April 25
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:53 a.m., 7:19 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:01 a.m., 6:27 p.m.
Greenport: 7:30 a.m., 7:56 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:17 a.m., 8:50 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:25 a.m., 7:51 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:52 a.m., 9:18 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:59 a.m., 9:25 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:55 a.m., 4:38 p.m.

April 26
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:48 a.m., 8:09 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:56 a.m., 7:17 p.m.
Greenport: 8:25 a.m., 8:46 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:17 a.m., 9:44 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:20 a.m., 8:41 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:47 a.m., 10:08 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:54 a.m., 10:15 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:57 a.m., 5:35 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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