Good Morning!

• It will be mostly sunny today, with a high temperature near 58 degrees and a calm wind becoming southeast 5 to 8 miles per hour in the morning. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 45. There’s a 50 percent chance of showers Tuesday, with cloudy skies and a high near 57. Wednesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 57.

• The East End has changed an awful lot in the 50 years since the Group for the East End first opened its doors in Bridgehampton, but what hasn’t changed are the tools necessary for citizens to protect the environment of the places they love. Read more about The Group’s 50th Anniversary.

• If you’d like to learn more about The Group’s work, the Southold-Peconic Civic Association is hosting a forum with Group for the East End President Bob DeLuca on “Advocacy 101: A citizen’s strategy for effective community engagement and outcomes in the public interest” this Thursday, April 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Southold Recreation Center at 970 Peconic Lane. For more information, visit

• The Hampton Bays Civic Association holds its first in-person meeting since the beginning of Covid this evening at 7 p.m. at the Hampton Bays Senior Center, 25 Ponquogue Avenue in Hampton Bays. The topic for discussion will be “The State of Education in Hampton Bays,” a discussion with Hampton Bays School District officials. They’re also going to attempt to broadcast the meeting live at

• Tomorrow, April 26, The Hamptons Observatory presents a special, free, virtual lecture by best-selling author and Director of Harvard’s Galileo Project, Dr. Avi Loeb, who will speak about the search for extraterrestrial life and evidence that supports the hypothesis that certain interstellar objects may be technology from another civilization. The lecture begins at 7 p.m. Here’s how to register.

Suffolk County reported 329 new cases of Covid-19 on Friday, April 22, with 6.2 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 85 people hospitalized with the virus in the county, with 13 of them in ICU. The county reported no new fatalities from the virus Friday, and the death toll here stood at 4,375 people since March of 2020.

• 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 25
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:20 a.m., 6:54 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:28 a.m., 6:02 p.m.
Greenport: 6:57 a.m., 7:31 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 7:43 a.m., 8:19 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 6:52 a.m., 7:26 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:19 a.m., 8:53 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:26 a.m., 9 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 5:13 a.m., 5:54 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:22 a.m., 4:03 p.m.

April 26
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:19 a.m., 7:46 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:27 a.m., 6:54 p.m.
Greenport: 7:56 a.m., 8:23 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:45 a.m., 9:15 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:51 a.m., 8:18 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:18 a.m., 9:45 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:25 a.m., 9:52 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 6:16 a.m., 6:54 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:25 a.m., 5:03 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

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please prove you're human: