• We’re expecting rain all day today, with highs in the lower 50s and southeast winds 15 to 25 miles per hour, becoming east 10 to 15 miles per hour in the afternoon. Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a chance of evening showers and a low in the lower 40s. Wednesday will be mostly sunny, with highs in the upper 50s. We’re expecting heavy rain Thursday, with highs in the lower 50s.
• East Hampton Town Councilman Peter Van Scoyoc announced Monday that he plans to run for East Hampton Town Supervisor this November, after current Supervisor Larry Cantwell announced this winter that he did not plan to run for re-election. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• Greenport has been missing a little bit of history all winter without the FDNY fireboat Fire Fighter tied to the pier near the ferry to Shelter Island. But by the time you read this, Fire Fighter will soon be on its way back to its home berth with a fresh new coat of paint, after a winter spent undergoing a major overhaul at Goodison Shipyards in Rhode Island. The Beacon’s first print edition’s cover story is now online here.
• We added four more stops to the distribution circuit of our print edition on Monday — the Springs General Store, The Candy Kitchen in Bridgehampton, Deli Delight on Montauk Highway in East Quogue and the Quogue Country Market on Jessup Avenue, in addition to the spots we added over the weekend, and we’ll be adding more throughout the week. Find a Beacon on newsstands today!
• Neighbors in Support of Immigrants and Centro Corazon de Maria are helping to form a Rapid Response Network to help support immigrants on the South Fork, with a training this Wednesday, April 5 at 6 p.m. at St. Rosalie Community Center, 31 E. Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays. For more information call: 631.728.5558. OLA and Long Island Jobs with Justice will hold a similar training on April 14 at the Bridgehampton Community House, 2357 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton at 6 p.m. Register for the OLA event on Eventbrite.
• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss an Army Corps of Engineers project at Montauk Inlet, parking at Ditch Plains Beach and the town’s Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan at their 10 a.m. work session this morning. Their full agenda is online here.
• The Riverhead Town Board will hold public hearings on a prohibition of dogs on public bathing beaches during bathing beach hours (a Suffolk County Health Department requirement) and on dramatically upping the fines for people who don’t clear snow from sidewalks after storms at their 2 p.m. meeting at town hall this afternoon. The snow-clearing fine is currently $250, but could be up to $2,500, especially for repeat offenders, if the law is passed. The Coalition Against EPCAL Housing also plans to call on the town board to ensure that no housing will ever be built at EPCAL at today’s meeting. The full agenda is online here.
• The Quogue Library hosts a natural honey tasting and demonstration this evening at 6 p.m. More details are online here. [Free]
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 4:48 a.m., 5:22 p.m.
MTK Hbr: 3:56 a.m., 4:30 p.m.
Greenport: 5:25 a.m., 5:59 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 6:10 a.m., 6:52 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 5:20 a.m., 5:54 p.m.
New Suffolk: 6:47 a.m., 7:21 p.m.
South Jamesport: 6:54 a.m., 7:28 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:54 a.m., 2:36 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:59 a.m., 6:28 p.m.
MTK Hbr: 5:07 a.m., 5:36 p.m.
Greenport: 6:36 a.m., 7:05 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 7:17 a.m., 7:56 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 6:31 a.m., 7 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:58 a.m., 8:27 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:05 a.m., 8:34 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:57 a.m., 3:39 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.