This Morning’s Bulletin — 2.16.16

Before the big melt.
Before the big melt.

Good Morning!

• We saw a lot of snow melt overnight, and we’re bracing here for high temperatures and more rain today, mainly afternoon. The high temperature is expected to be near 59 degrees, with a south wind 15 to 25 miles per hour and new precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch. The low temperature tonight will be around 32 degrees. Tomorrow will be mostly sunny, with a high near 43 and Thursday will be sunny, with a high near 37.

• We’re under a coastal flood advisory from 3 to 8 p.m. tonight, with high tides expected to be 2.5 to 3 feet above normal, according to the National Weather Service.

• Our esteemed local governments have a bye week, for the most part. East Hampton, Southampton and Southold have no meetings this week, while Riverhead hosts a regular town board meeting at 7 p.m. tomorrow and a work session on Thursday at 10 a.m. The Shelter Island Town Board will discuss an association of towns meeting and Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems at their 1 p.m. work session today.

• Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell’s seventh annual State of the Town address will be held next Thursday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. in the town hall meeting room. Mr. Russell plans to inform the public of the town’s accomplishments in 2015 and discuss goals for 2016 and the future. There will be a discussion of town finances, legislative updates, environmental and planning initiatives as well as an evaluation of Town facilities and assets.

• Peconic Landing in Greenport is hosting a discussion on deer issues and tick-borne diseases with Dr. John Rasweiler, a former professor at the medical schools of Columbia University and NYS Downtown Medical Center and a member of Southold’s Deer Management Task Force this Saturday, Feb. 20 at 3 p.m. All are welcome to attend and bring questions.

• Community members who are working to restore the Greenport American Legion’s roller skating rink are hosting a fundraiser next Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 22 and 23 at Skippers Restaurant from noon to 8 p.m. both days. Tickets are $20 and there will be a 50/50 raffle. For more information, call 631.477.2242.

• The Friends of the Big Duck are having their first 1-2-3 fundraiser at the Flanders Mens Club on Saturday, Feb. 27 from 7 to 11 p.m., to raise money for the water view restoration at the Big Duck Ranch. Tickets are $15. There will be a DJ, appetizers and a cash bar. Call Fran for tickets at 631.727.5342. More information is online here.

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


Beth Young

Beth Young has been covering the East End since the 1990s. In her spare time, she runs around the block, 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

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