February Oaks
February Oaks

Good Morning, and Happy Valentine’s Day!

• We’re expecting patchy freezing drizzle with a slight chance of freezing rain before 9 a.m. today, but otherwise it will be partly sunny, with a high near 44. We’re expecting rain overnight, with a low around 40. There’s a 30 percent chance of morning rain Thursday, with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 56. There’s a 50 percent chance of rain Friday, under cloudy skies, with a high near 55 degrees.

• Doctors who gathered to discuss the crisis at a forum at Stony Brook Southampton’s Parrish Memorial Hall on Feb. 8 shared many stories of their frustrations with medical treatment practices and with insurance companies that do little to help patients find alternative methods of controlling pain. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• After years of training citizen water testers to sample water to meet DEC protocols, the Southold Town Trustees and the Southold Town Shellfish Advisory Committee are now looking to Suffolk County for $12,000 in funding to use genetic testing to find the source of bacteriological contamination in four creeks here. Read the full story on our sister site, The Peconic Bathtub.

• Sam Sax, author of “Madness” (Penguin, 2017) winner of The National Poetry Series Selected by Terrance Hayes and “Bury It” (Wesleyan University Press, 2018), will be the guest speaker tonight at Writers Speak Wednesdays at Stony Brook Southampton. A reception will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by the talk at 7 p.m. More details are online here.

• There’s still time to get tickets for Community Action Southold Town’s annual Have-A-Heart dinner tomorrow evening at Peconic Landing in Greenport, to raise money for CAST’s winter emergency fund. More details are online here.

• Science writer and artist Erica Cirino will discuss  “Trashed Nests, Poisoned Bellies and Entangled Wings: A Bird’s Eye View of Plastic Pollution” at the next event in the North Fork Environmental Council’s Speaker Series, to be held this Friday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Southold Town Recreation Center. More information is online here.

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

Feb. 14
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:57 a.m., 9:19 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:05 a.m., 8:27 p.m.
Greenport: 9:34 a.m., 9:56 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:23 a.m., 10:48 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:29 a.m., 9:51 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:56 a.m., 11:18 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:03 a.m., 11:25 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:10 a.m., 6:32 p.m.

Feb. 15
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:36 a.m., 959 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:44 a.m., 9:07 p.m.
Greenport: 10:13 a.m., 10:36 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:02 a.m., 11:26 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:08 a.m., 10:31 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:35 a.m., 11:58 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:42 a.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:47 a.m., 7:09 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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