Good Morning!

• We’re expecting mostly sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 64 degrees and light and variable winds, becoming east around 6 miles per hour. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 42. We’re expecting a 50 percent chance of showers on Wednesday, with a high near 53, and a 60 percent chanc eof showers on Thursday, mainly after 2 p.m., with a high near 58.

East End governments have a busy day today. Here’s what’s going on:

• The Southold Town Board will discuss climate change, drinking water protection, sanitary flow credits, the town’s CPF Stewardship Management Plan, landmark preservation and a draft of the town’s proposed moratorium on processing applications for new hotels at its 9 a.m. work session this morning. The board is slated to vote at its 7 p.m. meeting this evening on whether to hold a public hearing on the moratorium on May 21. Here’s the agenda for both meetings. Here’s the Zoom login for the work session, and for the evening meeting.

• The East Hampton Town Board discusses water quality grant recommendations and permitted density in senior housing, as well as to vote to hire outside environmental counsel regarding the town’s airport at its 11 a.m work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on LTV’s YouTube channel.

Riverhead Town Supervisor Tim Hubbard will give his first State of the Town address, titled “A New Day in Riverhead: Transparency, Civility and Action” this morning at 11 a.m. in the Town Hall Board Room at 4 West Second Street. The address can be viewed live in person, on Channel 22 or online here.

• The Southampton Town Board continues public hearings at its 1 p.m. meeting today on the formation of and funding for a Riverside sewer district. The district, long in the works, has come under challenge from neighboring Riverhead, which is concerned about the impact development there will have on Riverhead Town and School District resources. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on Sea-TV’s YouTube channel.

• The Shelter Island Town Board will discuss extending a moratorium on new docks, proportional lot size legislation, businesses on town property and Bridge Street parking at its 1 p.m. work session this afternoon. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on the town’s YouTube channel.

• The Sag Harbor Village Board will hear a presentation on Community Choice Aggregation from Lyn Arthur and hold public hearings on the proposed budget, extending the sewer service area and clarifying the code regarding bicycle routes through the village at its 6 p.m. meeting this evening. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed on the village’s YouTube channel.

• The Butterfly Effect Project is teaming up with the Suffolk County Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women and Madeline Quintyne-McConney for a “Pearls of Wisdom Tea” on Saturday, April 13, from noon to 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Riverhead The event will feature 12 distinguished and accomplished women who will share their wisdom with the youth. Attendees are requested to dress in black. The event is priced at $20 per person, and tickets are available online here.

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

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.

April 10
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:43 a.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:51 a.m., 11:12 p.m.
Greenport: 12:20 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:49 a.m., 1:22 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:15 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:13 a.m., 1:42 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:20 a.m., 1:49 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10:58 a.m.,11:18 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:07 a.m., 9:27 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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