Pictured Above: A memory of a beautiful weekend, Saturday at Mill Creek, Southold.

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting showers today, mainly before noon, with a high near 62 degrees and a southwest wind 10 to 15 mile per hour. There’s a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms this evening into tonight, with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 46. There’s a 30 percent chance of showers Tuesday, mainly after 4 p.m., with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 57. Wednesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 54.

• Democrat Perry Gershon, who ran last year for the East End’s First Congressional District seat against incumbent Republican Congressman Lee Zeldin, announced Saturday that he will run again in 2020. “Our country was founded on certain norms of equality, opportunity, justice and freedom- and we must fight a perpetual battle to strengthen them or else we lose what we have,” said Mr. Gershon in announcing his bid for the Democratic nomination. “Today our vision is being tested- there are forces at work seeking to divide us along various lines- whether tribal, racial, economic, gender- and we must fight not just for the status quo but to move forward.”

• The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons is holding a special public forum on the trials and tribulations facing the recycling industry this eveningApril 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.

• The Flanders, Riverside & Northampton Community Association meets this evening at 7 p.m. at the David W. Crohan Community Center at 655 Flanders Road. Annual FRNCA board elections will be held this evening.

• State DOT workers will again be out working to seal the cracks in Route 25 beginning this week from Skunk Lane in Cutchogue to Albertson Lane in Greenport. Drivers can expect lane shifts on Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  for the next two months.

• Concerned Citizens of Montauk and Southampton Town will hold a public information session on new septic system rebates available from the town and the county next Monday, April 16 at 6 p.m. at Southampton Town Hall. A second forum will be held on Tuesday, April 30 at 6 p.m. at East Hampton Town Hall. 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 8
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:22 a.m., 12:53 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:01 p.m.
Greenport: 12:59 a.m., 1:30 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:48 a.m., 2:21 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:54 a.m., 1:25 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:21 a.m., 2:52 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:28 a.m., 2:59 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 11:48 a.m., 11:54 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:57 a.m., 10:03 p.m.

April 9
Plum Gut Harbor: 1 a.m., 1:36 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:08 a.m., 12:44 p.m.
Greenport: 1:37 a.m., 2:13 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:28 a.m., 3:05 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:32 a.m., 2:08 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:59 a.m., 3:35 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:06 a.m., 3:42 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:34 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:43 a.m., 10:48 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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