Winter lagoon, New Suffolk
Winter lagoon, New Suffolk

Good Morning!

• Today will be cooler than yesterday’s balmy Sunday weather, but spring-like temperatures are in store for this week. We’re expecting sunny skies today, with a high near 43 but wind chill values between 20 and 30 with a northwest wind 13 to 16 miles per hour. Tonight will be clear, with a low around 23. Tuesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 41 and Wednesday will be partly sunny, with a high near 52.

• OLA of Eastern Long Island will hold a community forum on immigration and civil rights tomorrow, Feb. 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bridgehampton’s Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Church at 2350 Montauk Highway. All are welcome to attend. RSVP at 631.899.3441.

• The Long Island Progressive Coalition will host a Health Care Town Hall for the First Congressional District next Thursday, Feb. 23 at 6:30 p.m. at Riverhead’s First Baptist Church at 1018 Northville Turnpike. All are invited to attend. More details are online here.

• The North Fork Environmental Council has announced the second in its new monthly Speaker Series lectures, to be held this coming Saturday, Feb. 25 at 1 p.m. at the Peconic Lane Community Center. Beth Fiteni of “Green Inside and Out” will discuss ways to reduce harmful toxins in our homes and businesses. All are invited to attend.

• The Beacon’s Week in Review was delivered piping hot to inboxes throughout the East End in the wee hours of Sunday morning. To get your own copy each week, sign up here.

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

Feb. 20
MTK Hbr: 4:16 a.m., 4:46 p.m.
Orient: 5:17 a.m., 5:47 p.m.
Greenport: 5:45 a.m., 6:15 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 5:40 a.m., 6:10 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 7:07 a.m., 7:37 p.m.
S. JPT: 7:14 a.m., 7:44 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:53 a.m., 2:18 p.m.

Feb. 21
MTK Hbr: 5:11 a.m., 5:38 p.m.
Orient: 6:12 a.m., 6:39 p.m.
Greenport: 6:40 a.m., 7:07 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 6:35 a.m., 7:02 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 8:02 a.m., 8:29 p.m.
S. JPT: 8:09 a.m., 8:36 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:49 a.m., 3:18 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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