Pictured Above: The Rob Europe Band performed at Southold Winterfest on Feb. 17. |. George Cork Maul photo

Good Morning!

We’re expecting sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 35 degrees but wind chill values between 5 and 15, with a northeast wind 5 to 8 miles per hour, becoming light and variable in the afternoon. We’re expecting partly cloudy skies overnight, with a low around 21. Wednesday will be partly sunny, with a high near 39 and Thursday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 42.

New York State Nurses Association nurses and healthcare workers at Peconic Bay Medical Center reached a tentative contract agreement with the hospital’s parent company, Northwell Health, on Thursday after a marathon bargaining session. If union members vote to ratify the contract today, Feb. 20, they will avoid a strike authorized to begin Feb. 21. Read More.

• Southampton Town Councilman Tommy John Schiavoni, a Democrat, announced Monday that he is running for election to the New York State Assembly District 1 seat held for nearly three decades by Fred W. Thiele. No Republican candidate had yet announced they are seeking the seat, which represents the towns of East Hampton, Southold, Shelter Island and much of Southampton except for Flanders and Riverside.

The Riverhead Town Board has cancelled the public hearing on the proposed zoning change originally scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 21, citing feedback from the farming community. The board intends to discuss and perhaps amend the code at an upcoming work session and hold a new public hearing at a date in the future. We will update this post with further information as it becomes available.

Two North Fork civic associations will discuss housing on the North Fork this coming week. The Cutchogue Civic Association will talk about Southold’s Community Housing Plan at its next meeting this Thursday, Feb. 22, and the Southold-Peconic Civic Association will hear from developers of a proposed housing complex in Peconic at its meeting on Saturday, Feb. 24. Find Out More.

Jazz Night at the Sag Harbor Masonic Temple continues this evening from 7 yo 9 p.m. with bassist Essiet Essiet. Here’s More Info.

• Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor holds “A Night of Motown with That Motown Band a to benefit The Butterfly Effect Project, a local non-profit empowering young girls, this coming Saturday, Feb. 24. Find Out More.

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

February 20
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:02 a.m., 7:19 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:10 a.m., 6:27 p.m.
Greenport: 7:39 a.m., 7:56 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:20 a.m., 8:53 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:34 a.m., 7:51 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:01 a.m., 9:18 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:08 a.m., 9:25 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 5:54 a.m., 6:27 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:03 a.m., 4:36 p.m.

February 21
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:48 a.m., 8:01 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:56 a.m., 7:09 p.m.
Greenport: 8:25 a.m., 8:38 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:12 a.m., 9:41 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:20 a.m., 8:33 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:47 a.m., 10 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:54 a.m., 10:07 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 6:49 a.m., 7:18 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet:4:58 a.m., 5:27 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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