Good Morning!

• We’re expecting mostly cloudy skies this morning, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high temperature near 47 degrees, with a north wind 7 to 13 miles per hour, becoming west in the afternoon. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 35. Tuesday will be sunny, with a high near 46, and Wednesday will be partly sunny, with a high near 52.

• We had a chance in late January to sit down with the leadership at The Suffolk Theater in Riverhead to talk about their expansion plans and the future as a true performing arts center. Read the full story.

• The Ubergeek Brewing Company at 400 Hallett Avenue in Riverhead will host a New York Blood Center blood drive today from 1 to 7 p.m. Appointments are recommended and can be made online here.

• Tomorrow is the deadline for nominating petitions for two trustee seats and the village mayor in the upcoming Greenport Village elections to be held March 21. Here’s more info.

• Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell is offering walk-in evening office hours to residents on Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. beginning on Feb. 15, 2023. No appointment is necessary. Contact the Supervisor’s office at 631.765.1889 if you have any questions.

• Beacon editor Beth Young joined a crew of local journalists on Behind the Headlines this weekend on 88.3 WLIW-FM to discuss the Riverhead supervisor’s race; a hotel proposal in Mattituck; plans for Restaurant Depot in Riverhead; and the Sand Land sand mine in Noyac. You can still tune in 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:

February 13
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:44 a.m., 3:12 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:52 a.m., 2:20 p.m.
Greenport: 3:21 a.m., 3:49 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:06 a.m., 4:46 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:16 a.m., 3:44 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:43 a.m., 5:11 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:50 a.m., 5:18 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 1:42 a.m., 2 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:09 p.m.

February 14
Plum Gut Harbor: 3:48 a.m., 4:22 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 2:56 a.m., 3:30 p.m.
Greenport: 4:25 a.m., 4:59 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:06 a.m., 5:51 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:20 a.m., 4:54 p.m.
New Suffolk: 5:47 a.m., 6:21 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5:54 a.m., 6:28 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 2:38 a.m., 3:04 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:47 a.m., 1:13 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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