Good Morning!

• It will be sunny today, with a high temperature near 31 degrees but wind chill values between zero and 10, with a northwest wind around 10 miles per hour. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 17. Wednesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 46. There’s a 30 percent chance of rain after 1 p.m. Thursday, with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 54.

• Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk and the Southampton Housing Authority held the first wall raising in Riverside Feb. 10, for a home for the family of a mother of three. The build, on Old Quogue Road, is the first of five houses in Riverside being built through a partnership between Habitat and the town Housing Authority. A substandard home that had been on the site was demolished in late 2021. Read More.

• The Southold Town Board will discuss an update on Plum Island, on an affordable housing proposal on Depot Lane in Cutchogue, on New York State legislation regarding accessory apartments, on a proposed tree code, on legislation regarding large houses, on several land preservation projects, on plans for a new justice court and on a Dark Sky Coalition proposal regarding exterior lighting at its 9 a.m. work session this morning. The board has no public hearings scheduled for its 7 p.m. regular meeting this evening. Here’s the agenda for both meetings. Here’s the Zoom link for the work session, and here’s the Zoom link for the regular meeting.

• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss a draft scoping report for its Environmental Impact Statement for changes at its municipal airport in Wainscott, proposed parking changes in downtown Montauk and on North Main Street in East Hampton, and on proposed amendments to the code regarding littering 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.

• The Riverhead Town Board meets this evening at 6 p.m. On the agenda is a public hearing on raising the salary of the town highway superintendent, and a CDA resolution to designate a master developer for redevelopment of the area around the Riverhead train station. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live here.

• The Accabonac Protection Committee will host a presentation by Chris Paparo, aka The Fish Guy, on Wild Long Island this evening at 5 p.m. Here’s how to register.

• Tomorrow is the full moon, but the Quogue Wildlife Refuge is celebrating early with a full moon hike this evening from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Reservations are required for the program, which costs $10 for refuge members and $20 for non-members. Here’s more info.

Suffolk County reported 175 new cases of Covid-19 on Sunday, Feb. 13, with 3.5 percent of people tested testing positive, and for the first day in months, there were no new deaths from the virus. There were 250 people hospitalized with Covid in Suffolk, with 38 of them in ICU.

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

Feb. 15
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:05 a.m., 9:25 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:13 a.m., 8:33 p.m.
Greenport: 9:42 a.m., 10:02 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:27 a.m., 10:54 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:37 a.m., 9:57 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:04 a.m., 11:24 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:11 a.m., 11:31 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:02 a.m., 8:31 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:11 a.m., 6:40 p.m.

Feb. 16
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:42 a.m., 10:04 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:50 a.m., 9:12 p.m.
Greenport: 10:19 a.m., 10:41 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:06 a.m., 11:32 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:14 a.m., 10:36 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:41 a.m.
South Jamesport: 11:48 a.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:39 a.m., 9:08 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:48 a.m., 7:17 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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