Pictured Above: Trick of the lens, sunrise on Cutchogue Harbor.

Good Morning!

We’re expecting partly sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 42 degrees and a calm wind becoming south 5 to 8 miles per hour in the morning. We’re expecting cloudy skies overnight, with a 50 percent chance of rain and a temperature around 42. We’re expecting daytime rain on Friday, with a high near 46, and mostly sunny skies on Saturday, with a high near 34.

• Mattituck attorney Stephen Kiely has thrown his hat into the ring to run for the State Assembly seat held for the past 30 years by Fred W. Thiele, Jr., who is stepping down at the end of this year, joining Southampton Town Councilman Tommy John Schiavoni in the race. Read More.

The Southampton Town Board will discuss the proposed Shinnecock Nation gas station and travel plaza with Shinnecock leaders at its 10:30 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on Sea-TV’s YouTube channel. The Riverhead Town Board’s work session this morning has been cancelled.

• Peconic Landing in Greenport hosts a free screening of the 1986 film adaptation of “The Color Purple” this afternoon at 2:30 p.m. as part of its Black History Month celebration. Here’s More Info.

The Quogue Wildlife Refuge will hold a full moon night hike this evening at 5:30 p.m. Here’s More Info.

The Cutchogue Civic Association will take a comprehensive look at the Town of Southold’s community housing plan this evening at 6 p.m. at the Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library, titled, “Southold Town Community Housing Plan:  Who, What, When, Why, Where and How?” Find Out More.

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

February 22
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:29 a.m., 8:41 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:37 a.m., 7:49 p.m.
Greenport: 9:06 a.m., 9:18 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:58 a.m., 10:22 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:01 a.m., 9:13 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:28 a.m., 10:40 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:35 a.m., 10:47 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 7:34 a.m., 8:01 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:43 a.m., 6:10 p.m.

February 23
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:07 a.m., 9:21 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:15 a.m., 8:29 p.m.
Greenport: 9:44 a.m., 9:58 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:39 a.m., 11:01 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:39 a.m., 9:53 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:06 a.m., 11:20 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:13 a.m., 11:27 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:14 a.m., 8:41 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:23 a.m., 6:50 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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