Good Morning!

• We’re expecting snow and sleet to continue this morning, becoming all snow after 9 a.m., with further accumulation of less than half an inch possible and a high temperature near 35 degrees, with a northeast wind 9 to 14 miles per hour. Snow will continue this evening, with a low around 29 degrees and further accumulation of less than half an inch. Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 35 and Sunday will be sunny, with a high near 34.

• Southampton is the first local town across the finish line with its Police Reform Plan, mandated by New York State to be completed by April 1, 2021, in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis last May. The town board will hold a public hearing on March 2. Here’s our full story.

• The Shelter Island Health and Wellness Alliance is continuing its “Necessary Bridges” on-line programming, focused on race and social justice, with Son of the South: A Conversation with Robert Zellner, in partnership with the Shelter Island Library, this evening at 7 p.m. on Zoom. Here are more details.

• North Fork Audubon is hosting an informational session about its stewardship program at Inlet Pond County Park, 64795 County Rd 48 in Greenport tomorrow, Feb. 20. The group will meet at 10 a.m. to introduce a few ongoing projects, including marine debris clean-up, spreading wood chips and cutting overhanging branches from trails and preparing bird nesting box areas, and will continue work until 2 p.m. Here’s more information.

• ARF’s pet food pantry at 124 Daniels Hole Road in Wainscott will be open this Saturday, Feb. 20 from noon to 3 p.m. for both cat and dog food donations and for food pick up for those in need. Donations of unopened bags of cat and dog food (both wet and dry) and treats are needed. Social distancing will be observed, and ARF requests visitors wear masks whether dropping off or picking up food. More information is online at

• On Monday, Feb. 22, Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor hosts “In Case You Hadn’t Heard: A Conversation Between America’s Past and Its Promise,” an online theatrical presentation presented in conjunction with the Eastville Historical Society and the Southampton African American Museum in honor of Black History Month. Here are more details.

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

February 19
Plum Gut Harbor: 3:12 a.m., 3:41 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 2:20 am., 2:49 p.m.
Greenport: 3:49 a.m., 4:18 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:21 a.m., 5 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:44 a.m., 4:13 p.m.
New Suffolk: 5:11 a.m., 5:40 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5:18 a.m., 5:47 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 1:57 a.m., 2:25 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:06 a.m., 12:34 p.m.

February 20
Plum Gut Harbor: 4:14 a.m., 4:46 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 3:22 a.m., 3:54 p.m.
Greenport: 4:51 a.m., 5:23 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:15 a.m., 5:58 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:46 a.m., 5:18 p.m.
New Suffolk: 6:13 a.m., 6:45 p.m.
South Jamesport: 6:20 a.m., 6:52 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 2:42 a.m., 3:18 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:51 a.m., 1:27 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

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