Good Morning!

• We’re expecting mostly cloudy skies today, with a high temperature near 37 degrees but wind chill values between 15 and 25, with a north wind 5 to 9 miles per hour, becoming light in the afternoon. We’re expecting snow after 11 p.m. this evening, mixing with sleet after 4 a.m., with a low around 30. We’re expecting freezing rain and sleet before 8 a.m. Friday, then rain, with a high near 39. Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 33.

• East End Congressman Lee Zeldin, who is running for the Republican and Conservative ticket for Governor of New York State this fall, announced Wednesday that he has chosen New York Police Departmen Deputy Inspector Alison Esposito as his running mate and candidate for Lieutenant Governor. Ms. Esposito started off on patrol in Manhattan’s Midtown South precinct, then joined the Anti-Crime team, a plain clothes unit targeting violent street crime, after which she joined the NYPD’s Emergency Services Unit. She then served in the Bronx and on the NYPD’s Gang Unit and on other assignments, which brought her to the 70th precinct in Brooklyn where she served as Deputy Inspector.

“Deputy Inspector Alison Esposito is a fighter who has served a long time here at the NYPD and has instilled fear in the hearts of criminals everywhere,”  said Mr. Zeldin as he announced his running mate. “She will not look back. She refuses to lose, and as I say, and Alison also believes, losing is not an option.”

• The Brookhaven and Southampton Town Democratic Committees will hold a Zoom conversation with the three Democratic candidates in a primary for the First Congressional District seat Mr. Zeldin is vacating to run for governor, this evening at 7 p.m. The candidates are Bridget Fleming, Jackie Gordon and Kara Hahn. Registration is required, online here.

• The Riverhead Town Board will discuss potential changes to non-resident beach stickers at its 10 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live here.

• The Southampton Town Board’s work session this morning will be held in private executive session to discuss litigation, personnel and acquisitions. Here’s the agenda.

• Suffolk County reported 176 new cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday, Feb. 22, with 2.5 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 168 people hospitalized with the virus, with 28 of them in ICU. The county reported three new fatalities from the virus, brining the death toll here to 4,331 people since March of 2020.

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

Feb. 24
Plum Gut Harbor: 3:27 a.m., 4:01 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 4:04 a.m., 4:38 p.m.
Greenport: 4:04 a.m., 4:38 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:50 a.m., 5:34 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:59 a.m., 4:33 p.m.
New Suffolk: 5:26 a.m., 6 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5:33 a.m., 6:07 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 2:29 a.m., 2:57 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:38 a.m., 1:06 p.m.

Feb. 25
Plum Gut Harbor: 4:39 a.m., 5:13 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 3:47 a.m., 4:21 p.m.
Greenport: 5:16 a.m., 5:50 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:57 a.m., 6:43 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 5:11 a.m., 5:45 p.m.
New Suffolk: 6:38 a.m., 7:12 p.m.
South Jamesport: 6:45 a.m., 7:19 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 3:34 a.m., 4:08 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:43 a.m., 2:17 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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