At Sunday's Dandelion Festival at KK's The Farm. Stay tuned here later this morning for more photos from the event.
At Sunday’s Dandelion Festival at KK’s The Farm. More of our photos from the event are online here.

Good Morning!

• There’s a  30 percent chance of showers today, mainly after 4 p.m., but otherwise it will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 53 degrees and a west wind 11 to 14 miles per hour. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 40. Tuesday will be sunny, with a high near 70, and Wednesday will be sunny, with a high near 74.

• Our correspondent Kara Westerman had a chance this past month to catch up with Shinnecock photographer Camille Seaman, who is traveling the world in search of portraits of both nature and the people who inhabit the world. Read Kara’s piece online here.

• The Suffolk County Legislature has unanimously approved the purchase of 11 acres in downtown Jamesport known as “Sharper’s Hill,” the site of an ancient Native American burial ground. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• Old Sound Avenue in Mattituck, from Love Lane to Westphalia Avenue, will be closed today, April 30 for road striping to better enhance one way street traffic. For questions, please call 631.765.5806.

• Things are finally beginning to bloom around here, and Greenport Village is celebrating spring with its second annual, self-guided Cherry Blossom Festival. The village government has a map of the self-guided Cherry Blossom walking tour of the village online here.

• JDTLab at Guild Hall in East Hampton presents selections from composer Jeffrey Leiser’s Viking opera, “Far Travelers,” tomorrow evening at 7:30 p.m. More details are online here.

• 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 30
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:51 a.m., 11:05 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:59 a.m., 10:13 p.m.
Greenport: 11:28 a.m., 11:42 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:01 a.m., 12:30 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:23 a.m., 11:37 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:20 a.m., 12:50 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:27 a.m., 12:57 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:11 a.m., 8:33 p.m.

May 1
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:36 a.m., 11:49 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:44 a.m., 10:57 p.m.
Greenport: 12:13 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:42 a.m., 1:13 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:08 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:04 a.m., 1:35 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:11 a.m., 1:42 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:54 a.m., 9:13 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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