Good Morning!

• We’re expecting mostly sunny skies today, with a high near 59 and a 20 percent chance of showers after 2 p.m., with a south wind around 17 miles per hour. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 47 and a 50 percent chance of showers, mainly after 2 a.m. Tuesday will be partly sunny, with a high near 56 and a 50 percent chance of showers. Wednesday will be partly sunny, with a high near 55 and a 40 percent chance of showers after 8 a.m.

• The East Hampton Town Board has held open a public hearing on a proposed series of changes to its accessory apartment code “to make sure our program, as it exists, is being completely utilized by the constituency,” said Town Planning Director Jeremy Samuelson at the April 20 hearing, which has been held open through the board’s Thursday, May 4 meeting at 2 p.m. Here’s more info.

• Front Street in Greenport Village was abuzz with activity on April 15 as volunteers for the new non-profit North Fork Arts Center, working to revitalize the Greenport Theater, held a an open house at the historic movie house. Read More.

• The Quogue Wildlife Refuge hosts a lecture on “Gulls of Long Island” with Stony Brook University PhD Candidate Kim Lato this evening at 7 p.m. Ms. Lato will introduce you to the common gull species found on Long Island, where they nest, what they eat, and where they are going. Learn about GPS tracking data for these birds, and how our actions as humans can impact the behavior of these animals. Admission is free, and more details are at quoguewildliferefuge.org.

• Treiber Farms at 38320 County Road 48 in Peconic hosts Poetico, A Bonafide Poetry Slam this Thursday, May 4 from 6 to 9 p.m., featuring Bonafide Rojas, music by Mucho Sterio and spotlights on poets Larrin Gerard + Yabey, Alex Erey and Billy Hands. Donations are encouraged] Follow @fotographicooo on Instagram for more info.

• The Beacon’s May print edition will be on newsstands throughout the East End later today. Pick up a copy at any of these newsstands. You’ll read much of our coverage in print before you find it here, and our print edition supports much of the work we do.

• 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:

May 1
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:49 a.m., 8:08 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:57 a.m., 7:16 p.m.
Greenport: 8:26 a.m., 8:45 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:05 a.m., 9:28 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:21 a.m., 8:40 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:48 a.m., 10:07 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:55 a.m., 10:14 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 6:30 a.m., 7:11 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:39 a.m., 5:20 p.m.

May 2
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:30 a.m., 8:46 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:38 a.m., 7:54 p.m.
Greenport: 9:07 a.m., 9:23 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:52 a.m., 10:10 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:02 a.m., 9:18 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:29 a.m., 10:45 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:36 a.m., 10:52 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 7:19 a.m.,7:53 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:28 a.m., 6:02 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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