Good Morning!

• We’re expecting patchy fog before 9 a.m. today, but otherwise it will be partly sunny, with a high near 59 degrees and a calm wind becoming southeast around 6 miles per hour in the afternoon. Saturday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 61. Showers are likely on Sunday, mainly after 8 a.m., with a high near 58.

• Republican East End Congressman Lee Zeldin officially announced his candidacy for governor of New York on Thursday, in a campaign ad drawing painting a bleak picture of the state under current Governor Andrew Cuomo.

• The Parrish Art Museum presents “Black Art: In the Absence of Light,” an illuminating introduction to the work of some of the foremost Black visual artists working today, tonight at 6 p.m. in partnership with Hamptons Doc Fest. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $10 for members. Register at

• This year’s Spring Clean-Up at Hallockville Museum Farm will be held at 6038 Sound Avenue in Mattituck tomorrow, April 10 from 9 a.m. to noon, along with an intensive crash beekeeping course with Chris Kelly from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. [$75 for bee program].  Visit for details or call 631.298.5292.

• Guild Hall in East Hampton hosts a YouTube Artist-in-Residence Showcase with playwright Ryan Campbell’s “Speed Kills in the Slaughter West” this evening at 7 p.m. The play is a fusion of idealism and world-weariness, and the tension that arises from holding both points of view simultaneously. [Donations Appreciated]

• East End Arts’ MLK Portrait Project Auction is open online now, and will be on view tomorrow, Saturday April 10 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the gallery at 133 East Main Street in Riverhead. Here are more details.

• Suffolk County reported 925 new cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday, with 4.4 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 357 people hospitalized with the virus in the county, with 84 of them in ICU. The county reported one new fatality from the virus, bringing the death toll here to 3,284 people.

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

April 9
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:58 a.m., 9:15 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:06 a.m., 8:23 p.m.
Greenport: 9:35 a.m., 9:52 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:33 a.m., 10:53 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:30 a.m., 9:47 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:57 a.m., 11:14 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:04 a.m., 11:21 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:06 a.m., 8:33 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:15 a.m., 6:42 p.m.

April 10
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:38 a.m., 9:53 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:46 a.m., 9:01 p.m.
Greenport: 10:15 a.m., 10:30 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:17 a.m., 11:32 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:10 a.m., 10:25 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:37 a.m., 11:52 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:44 a.m., 11:59 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:49 a.m., 9:12 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:58 a.m., 7:21 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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