Good Morning!

• We’re expecting rain today, mainly before 2 p.m., with a high temperature near 50 degrees and a northeast wind 14 to 18 miles per hour, with between a quarter inch and a half inch of rain possible. We’re expecting patchy drizzle overnight, with a low around 43. Thursday will be cloudy, with a high near 53 degrees and showers likely, mainly after 2 p.m. We’re expecting a 30 percent chance of showers before 8 a.m. Friday, with partly sunny skies later in the day and a high near 56.

• Dr. Christopher Gobler of the School of Marine & Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook Southampton will give his annual State of the Bays address in person and via Zoom this evening at 7:30 p.m., this year titled Watershed of Destiny. Here’s more info, and here’s the Zoom link.

• Breakwater Sailing Center in Sag Harbor will host an open house to introduce a women’s sailing initiative and new programs planned for summer 2022 on Tuesday, April 12 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Here’s more info.

• Registration is now open for the North Fork Environmental Council’s Earth Day 5K Race and Walk on Sunday, April 24 at 10 a.m. at Indian Island County Park. In-person registration begins at 9 a.m., or sign up online here. Visit for more info.

• The Alzheimer’s Association conference originally scheduled for tomorrow at the Riverhead Free Library is going to be rescheduled for another date. We will have more info when it becomes available.

Suffolk County reported 143 new cases of Covid-19 on Sunday, April 3, with 3.4 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 53 people hospitalized with the virus in the county, with four of them in ICU. The county reported two new fatalities from the virus, bringing the death toll here to 4,367 people since March of 2020.

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

April 6
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:55 a.m., 2:30 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:03 a.m., 1:38 p.m.
Greenport: 2:32 a.m., 3:07 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:16 a.m., 3:55 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 2:27 a.m., 3:02 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:54 a.m., 4:29 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:01 a.m., 4:36 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:55 a.m., 1:36 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:45 a.m., 11:47 p.m.

April 7
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:47 a.m., 3:25 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:55 a.m., 2:33 p.m.
Greenport: 3:24 a.m., 4:02 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:02 a.m., 4:45 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:19 a.m., 3:57 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:46 a.m., 5:24 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:53 a.m., 5:31 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 1:38 a.m., 2:26 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:35 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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