Fogging in, Tuesday
Fogging in, Tuesday

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting patchy drizzle before 9 a.m. today, with areas of dense fog before 11 a.m. Otherwise, it will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 62 degrees and a southwest wind 11 to 14 miles per hour. There’s a slight chance of overnight showers, with a low around 41. We’re expecting rain Thursday, with the temperature falling to around 38 by 5 p.m. Friday will be cloudy, with a high near 43 and a 60 percent chance of rain, mainly after 3 p.m.

• The East End is certainly not the only place in the country suffering from the nationwide opioid epidemic, but Suffolk County has the dubious distinction of being the number one county in New York State for opioid overdose deaths. This epidemic is a problem none of us here can afford to ignore. Read our suggestions for how to face this, as a community, in our February editorial.

• Congressman Lee Zeldin will host his next mobile office hours, during which constituents can sit down with the Congressman or a staff member for a one-on-one or small group meeting to discuss their concerns tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 22, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Westhampton Beach Fire Department, 92 Sunset Avenue, Westhampton Beach. No appointments are necessary.

• As part of American Hearth Health Month, Eastern Long Island Hospital will host two seminars on heart health this Friday, Feb. 23. The first will be held at the Southold Town Senior Center on Pacific Street in Mattituck at 11 a.m., and the second will be held at Greenport’s Floyd Memorial Library at 1 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

• The Southampton Youth Bureau and the Westhampton Free Library Teen Center will be partnering with the New York Blood Center for a blood drive this Saturday, Feb. 24 at the Westhampton Free Library, 7 Library Ave, from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Donors will have a chance to win one of several raffle prizes.

• HarborFrost returns to Sag Harbor for the eighth season this weekend. Find the full schedule of events on our sister website, The Peconic Bathtub.

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

Feb. 21
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:14 a.m., 1:36 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:22 a.m., 12:44 p.m.
Greenport: 1:51 a.m., 2:13 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:40 a.m., 3:11 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:46 a.m., 2:08 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:13 a.m., 3:35 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:20 a.m., 3:42 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:50 a.m., 11:14 p.m.

Feb. 22
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:04 a.m., 2:32 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:12 a.m., 1:40 p.m.
Greenport: 2:41 a.m., 3:09 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:31 a.m., 4:08 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 2:36 a.m., 3:04 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:03 a.m., 4:31 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:10 a.m., 4:38 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:46 a.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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