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We’re expecting increasing clouds today, with a 20 percent chance of snow showers after 4 p.m. and a high temperature around 38 degrees, with a northwest wind 9 to 11 miles per hour and wind chill values between 10 and 20. There’s a slight chance of rain and snow showers overnight, with a low around 30. Friday will be sunny, with a high near 41, and we’re expecting snow Saturday morning, with mostly cloudy skies, a high near 38 and new snow accumulations of less than one inch.

The East Hampton Town Board will discuss the draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement for the town’s municipal airport in Wainscott, the ongoing Montauk beach replenishment project and construction bids for the Montauk Playhouse at its 11 a.m. work session this morning, rescheduled from Tuesday due to weather. The board will also hold a 6 p.m. regular meeting at which there will be public hearings on a Community Preservation Fund acquisition and new parking restrictions on North Main Street in East Hampton. Here’s the agenda for the work session, here’s the agenda for the regular meeting, and both are slated to be aired live on LTV’s YouTube channel.

The Southampton Town Board has rescheduled its board meeting from Tuesday to 1 p.m. this afternoon. The board is expected to hold public hearings on the continuation of the Battery Energy Storage System moratorium and on the Riverside Sewer District. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on Sea-TV. The board also holds a 9:30 a.m. work session at which it is slated to reject bids for the Westhampton Community Center and hear an update on the Hampton Bays sewage treatment plant.

The Greenport Village Board of Trustees will hold public hearings on reducing village speed limits and setting village fees by resolution instead of local law at its 6 p.m. work session this evening. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live here.

Peconic Landing in Greenport holds a community film screening of “Jessye Norman Sings Carmen” this afternoon in its community center. Find Out More.

The Southold Historical Society holds the first lecture in its Winter Series, featuring the North Fork chef and author John Ross discussing “The Emergence of a True North Fork Cuisine” this afternoon at 4 p.m. at the Southold Town Recreation Center. Here’s More Info.

The Riverhead Central School District will host its 15th annual Black History Month celebration to showcase the achievements, culture, and history of Black Americans this evening at 6 p.m. in the High School Auditorium. The event will feature artwork by Riverhead Central School District students and reception cuisine prepared by the Riverhead High School culinary club. There will be performances by the Riverhead High School and Riverhead Middle School jazz ensembles, the Butterfly Effect Project, the Council for Unity, the First Baptist Church of Riverhead, and local entertainer Mark McLaughlin. All are welcome.

• This evening at 5:30 p.m. is the annual African American Literature Read-In,  co-sponsored with John Jermain Library, at Canio’s Books in Sag Harbor. Readers are welcome to present a short selection from your favorite work by an African American author. Here’s More Info.

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

February 15
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:44 a.m., 2:07 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:52 a.m., 1:15 p.m.
Greenport: 2:21 a.m., 2:44 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:12 a.m., 3:45 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 2:16 a.m., 2:39 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:43 a.m., 4:06 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:50 a.m., 4:13 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:58 a.m., 1:21 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:30 a.m.

February 16
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:45 a.m., 3:11 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:53 a.m., 2:19 p.m.
Greenport: 3:22 a.m., 3:48 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:09a.m., 4:46 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:17 a.m., 3:43 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:44 a.m., 5:10 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:51 a.m., 5:17 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 1:52 a.m., 2:18 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:01 a.m., 12:27 p.m.

And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.


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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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