Good Morning!

• There’s a 50 percent chance of rain today, mainly after noon, with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 41, with a southeast wind around 10 miles per hour. It will be cloudy overnight, with a 70 percent chance of rain and a low around 40. There’s a 40 percent chance of rain Saturday, mainly before noon, with skies clearing throughout the day and a high near 55. Sunday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 56.

• PSEG-Long Island officials are reconsidering plans for a new substation originally proposed on Industrial Road in Montauk, property, and came out to discuss the plans with the Montauk community this Tuesday. Their original proposed site is in a floodplain, where new electrical infrastructure is counter to town safety and planning standards. A proposed alternative, in a residential area on Flamingo Road, was unacceptable to a number of Montauk residents, who urged reconsideration. The ultimate location of the substation, which PSEG has said is needed to meet growing energy demand, has not been determined, but the utility has pledged to continue working with the community to identify a viable site.

• From upzoning and affordable housing to the drug crisis, Homestead columnist Michael Daly has many thoughts this month about how our web of public positions and policies disproportionately affects different groups of people. You can read the column online here.

• Dr. Christopher Gobler will present his annual lecture: “State of the Bays 2019: Building Resilience Against Climate Change While We Can” this evening, April 5, at 7:30 p.m. at Stony Brook Southampton. More details are online here.

• The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons is holding a special public forum on the trials and tribulations facing the recycling industry on Monday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Hampton Bays Community Center on Ponquogue Avenue. All are welcome to attend this free event. More details are online here.

• Front Street in Greenport will be closed from 4th to 6th Streets beginning at 9:30 a.m., due to required sewer work.  

• There’s plenty to do on the East End this weekend, and in the weeks ahead. Get the details in our Events Calendar.

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

April 5
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:57 a.m., 11:12 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:05 a.m., 10:20 p.m.
Greenport: 11:34 a.m., 11:49 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:03 a.m., 12:25 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:29 a.m., 11:44 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:34 a.m., 12:56 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:41 a.m., 1:03 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:58 a.m., 10:12 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:07 a.m., 8:21 p.m.

April 6
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:35 a.m., 11:47 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:43 a.m., 10:55 p.m.
Greenport: 12:12 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:37 a.m., 1:03 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:07 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:11 a.m., 1:34 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:18 a.m., 1:41 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10:33 a.m., 10:43 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:42 a.m., 8:52 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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