This Morning’s Bulletin — 4.26.21

Good Morning!

• Today will be sunny and breezy, with a high temperature near 61 degrees and a northwest wind 21 to 24 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 38. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 35. Tuesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 69 and Wednesday will be partly sunny, with a high near 77.

• Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor first showed off plans for its new building on the edge of the village’s iconic waterfront, by architects Roger Ferris & Partners, in early April, setting off a buzz of excitement in the village. But the scale of the proposed project, put together by a separate non-profit, Friends of Bay Street & Sag Harbor Redevelopment, along with word that other nearby parcels are also in contract to be purchased by the new non-profit and its partners, have many in the village suspicious of massive changes that could soon be coming to the village’s downtown. Read more…

• Earth Day was cautiously celebrated on the East End this year, after being overshadowed by the pandemic in April of 2020, but there haven’t yet been big parties or crowded galleries welcoming in the spring and our ongoing relationship with the planet we call home. But love for the earth is still written on the sleeves of our community, particularly among artists, who have long been out ahead of the curve on our relationship to the intangible things in life. Read More…

• The Mattituck-Laurel Civic Association meets virtually this evening from 6:30 to 8 p.m. They’ll be discussing news from Community Action Southold Town, beaches and parks and the Mattituck Fire Department. Here’s the Zoom link.

Suffolk County reported 330 new cases of Covid-19 on Saturday, April 24, with 2.2 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 244 people hospitalized with the virus in the county, with 61 of them in ICU. The county reported three new fatalities, bringing the death toll here to 3,335 people. As of Sunday, April 25, 43.6 percent of Suffolk residents had received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, with 30 percent of residents fully vaccinated.

• 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 26
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:47 a.m., 10:06 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:55 a.m., 9:14 p.m.
Greenport: 10:24 a.m., 10:43 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:25 a.m., 11:43 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:19 a.m., 10:38 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:46 a.m.
South Jamesport: 11:53 a.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:58 a.m., 9:26 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:07 a.m., 7:35 p.m.

April 27
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:36 a.m., 10:55 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:44 a.m., 10:03 p.m.
Greenport: 11:13 a.m., 11:32 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:15 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:08 a.m., 11:27 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:05 a.m., 12:35 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:12 a.m., 12:42 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:47 a.m., 10:13 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:56 a.m., 8:22 p.m.

And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.

Beth Young

Beth Young has been covering the East End since the 1990s. In her spare time, she runs around the block, 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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