Good Morning!

• We’re expecting a 50 percent chance of showers today, mainly before 2 p.m., with mostly cloudy skies and a high temperature near 57 degrees, with a south wind 6 to 8 miles per hour. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 41. Friday will be partly sunny, with a high near 57, and we’re expecting rain on Saturday, with a high near 57.

• Rachel Stephens of Sweet Woodland Farm gives a presentation on the complex and useful American Black Elderberry this evening at 5:30 p.m. at the East End Food Market at the corner of Route 105 and Route 25 in Riverhead. Here’s more info.

• Sag Harbor resident and Middle East expert Ken Dorph’s two-part lecture, “Hidden Cosmopolitanism of the Arab World,” continues this evening at 7 p.m. at Bay Street Theater. Here’s more info.

• Town Board work sessions in Riverhead and Southampton towns have been cancelled today.

• The North Fork Project Team discusses their research on historically enslaved people of the North Fork at the Suffolk County Historical Society Museum in Riverhead this Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Registration is required, online here.

• The North Fork Environmental Council’s annual Earth Day 5K trail race and walk will begin at 10 a.m. this Sunday at Indian Island County Park in Riverhead. Here are more details.

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

April 27
Plum Gut Harbor: 4:08 a.m., 4:45 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 3:16 a.m., 3:53 p.m.
Greenport: 4:45 a.m., 5:22 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:19 a.m., 6:01 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:40 a.m., 5:17 p.m.
New Suffolk: 6:07 a.m., 6:44 p.m.
South Jamesport: 6:14 a.m., 6:51 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 2:52 a.m., 3:43 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:01 a.m., 1:52 p.m.

April 28
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:13 a.m., 5:47 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 4:21 a.m., 4:55 p.m.
Greenport: 5:50 a.m., 6:24 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 6:19 a.m., 6:58 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 5:45 a.m., 6:19 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:12 a.m., 7:46 p.m.
South Jamesport: 7:19 a.m., 7:53 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 3:45 a.m., 4:36 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:54 a.m., 2:45 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

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