It was a busy weekend on New Suffolk Beach. Pictured above: North Fork Cheer held a Polar Plunge on Saturday morning, and below, right, the U.S. Submarine Veterans Long Island Base held its annual “Tolling of the Boats” there on Sunday, honoring their comrades killed in the Silent Service, at a monument to New Suffolk’s role as the first U.S. Submarine Base, commissioned in April of 1899.

Long Island submarine veterans honored their fallen colleagues.

Good Morning!

We have cooperative eclipse weather today! It will be just plain sunny, with a high temperature near 59 degrees and a light northwest wind becoming west 5 to 9 miles per hour. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 44. Tuesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 63 and Wednesday will be cloudy, with a high near 54 and a 50 percent chance of showers.

The eclipse begins at 2:13 p.m. this afternoon on Long Island, with maximum coverage (about 88 percent) at 3:27 p.m., ending at about 4:37 p.m. Here’s More Info.

From Orient to Mattituck and everywhere in between, from late February through the month of March, Southold Town residents have packed community centers and library meeting rooms to weigh in on the town’s zoning update currently underway, sharing concerns about how the character of the community is changing as development marches eastward. Now, as the town considers the possibility of a moratorium on hotel, motel and resort development while it works toward updating the zoning code, the business community has also begun to air its concerns. Read More.

Artist recreations of the church pews from the former Southold Methodist Church go on view at CAST, which now occupies the church’s former building at 53930 Main Road in Southold, today from Noon to 4 p.m., ahead of an auction this coming Saturday. Here’s More Info.

• The Southold Historical Society holds the third lecture in its Winter Series, “Farm to Table: A Not So New Concept,” this evening at 5 p.m. at the Peconic Lane Recreation Center. Chef Tom Schaudel will discuss “Keeping it Rooted on the North Fork.” Here’s More Info.

The South Fork plays host to two New York Blood Center blood drives today — the East Hampton Lions Club drive at the Amagansett American Legion (15 Montauk Highway, Amagansett) from 11:45 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. and at Bridgehampton High School (2685 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton) from 2 to 6:30 p.m. Wallk-ins are welcome, but appointments can also be made online here.

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

April 8
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:04 a.m., 10:25 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:12 a.m., 9:33 p.m.
Greenport: 10:41 a.m., 11:02 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:44 a.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:36 a.m., 10:57 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:03 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:10 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:20 a.m., 9:44 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:29 a.m., 7:53 p.m.

April 9
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:52 a.m., 11:14 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:01 a.m., 10:22 p.m.
Greenport: 11:30 a.m., 11:51 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:02 a.m., 12:33 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:25 a.m., 11:46 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:24 a.m., 12:52 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:31 a.m., 12:59 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10:09 a.m., 10:31 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:18 a.m., 8:40 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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