Good Morning!

• We’re expecting patchy drizzle before 11 a.m., then showers likely later today, mainly after 5 p.m. Skies will be cloudy, with a high near 59 and a calm wind, becoming southeast 5 to 7 miles per hour. We’re expecting showers tonight, with a low around 45. Wednesday will start out mostly cloudy, gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 57. Thursday will be sunny and breezy, with a high near 54.

• This evening, 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.

• The Southold Town Board will hear a presentation from the town’s Justice Review & Reform Task Force and discuss a potential Habitat for Humanity site, the town’s deer management pilot program, the proposed Cutchogue Woods affordable housing development, house size legislation and hosting a joint meeting with Greenport Village on issues that affect both government agencies at its 9 a.m. work session this morning. The board has no public hearings scheduled for its 4:30 p.m. regular meeting. Here’s the agenda for the work session, here’s the Zoom login info for the morning session, and here’s the login info for the regular meeting. Both meetings are also accessible in person.

• The Shelter Island Town Board will discuss wastewater projects and a proposed mooring moratorium at Daniel Lord Road Landing at its 1 p.m. work session this afternoon. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live here.

• The Southampton Town Board meets this evening at 6 p.m. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live here.

• Suffolk County reported 310 new cases of Covid-19 on Sunday, April 24, with 6.5 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 74 people hospitalized with the virus in the county, with seven of them in ICU. The county reported one new fatality from the virus, bringing the death toll here to 4,378 people since March of 2020.

• Today’s the last day to subscribe to our print edition in order to receive the May issue via the U.S. Mail. Our print subscriptions support much of the work we do, and you’ll read much of our coverage in print before you find it here! Subscribe here.

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

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.

April 27
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:09 a.m., 8:30 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:17 a.m., 7:38 p.m.
Greenport: 8:46 a.m., 9:07 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:41 a.m., 10:04 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:41 a.m., 9:02 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:08 a.m., 10:29 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:15 a.m., 10:36 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 7:13 a.m., 7:45 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:22 a.m., 5:54 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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