This Morning’s Bulletin — 2.22.23

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting a 30 percent chance of rain, snow, and sleet after 2 p.m. today, with increasing clouds and a high temperature near 43 degrees, with wind chill values between 25 and 35 and a northwest wind 5 to 8 miles per hour, becoming south in the afternoon. The precipitation will turn to rain overnight, with a steady temperature around 38. We’re expecting rain until about 8 a.m. Thursday, then showers through 2 p.m., with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 47. Friday will be mostly sunny and breezy, with a steady temperature around 38.

• East Hampton doctor George Dempsey is part of a team working on a nationwide effort to develop better Lyme Disease diagnostic testing, and he’s looking for the community’s help providing blood samples from people who have recently been infected with Lyme. Read More.

• The Riverhead Town Board holds a public hearing on its proposed downtown riverfront overlay district at its 6 p.m. meeting this evening. Here’s more info, here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live here.

• The Eastern Long Island Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation is holding a Beach Cleanup at 67 Steps Beach on the Long Island Sound in Greenport on Saturday, Feb. 25 from noon to 2 p.m., with a rain date of the following Saturday, March 4. Register to participate here. Here’s more info on Surfrider’s recent East End projects.

• The Sag Harbor Cinema plays host Saturday, Feb. 25 to a film screening and art opening for “Forgetting to Remember,” a collaboration with the Plain Sight Project, which is working to unearth the identities and stories of enslaved, indentured, and free people of color on the East End. Here’s more info.

• The Mattituck-Laurel Civic Association will host a discussion on the proposed Strong’s Marina development project with members of the group Save Mattituck Inlet at its next meeting, Monday, Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. at the Veteran’s Beach Community Room on Peconic Bay Boulevard. All are welcome to attend.

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

February 22
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:11 a.m., 11:37 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:19 a.m., 10:45 p.m.
Greenport: 11:48 a.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:24 a.m., 12:48 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:43 a.m.
New Suffolk: 12:45 a.m., 1:10 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:52 a.m., 1:17 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10:26 a.m., 10:55 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:35 a.m., 9:04 p.m.

February 23
Plum Gut Harbor: Noon
Montauk Harbor: 11:08 a.m., 11:35 p.m.
Greenport: 12:14 a.m., 12:37 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:11 a.m., 1:37 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:09 a.m., 12:32 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:36 a.m., 1:59 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:43 a.m., 2:06 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 11:16 a.m., 11:45 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:25 a.m., 9:54 p.m.

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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