Good Morning!

• Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 38 degrees with wind chill values between 20 and 25. We’re under a high wind warning until 6 p.m. today, with a west wind 25 to 34 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 60. It will be clear overnight, with a low around 22. Tuesday will be sunny, with a high near 33, and Wednesday will be partly sunny, with a high near 33.

• Concerned Citizens of Montauk is partnering with the Town of East Hampton to host a septic rebate question session this morning from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the CCOM Office, 6 South Elmwood Avenue, Montauk. Residents are welcome to drop in any time during those hours to ask questions about town and county rebate programs.

• The Ecological Culture Initiative is holding a screening of the award-winning documentary “Normal is Over,” about humanity’s wisest response to climate change, species extinction, the depletion of critical natural resources, income inequality, and industrial control of our food production, tomorrow evening, Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m. at the Hampton Bays UA cinema. More details are online here.

• The North Fork Audubon Society and the North Fork Environmental Council are teaming up this Thursday to plan how to reduce single-use plastics on the North Fork, with a public forum at 6:30 p.m. at the Peconic Lane Community Center. More details are online here.

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

February 25
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:05 a.m., 2:32 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:13 a.m., 1:40 p.m.
Greenport: 2:42 a.m., 3:09 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:34 a.m., 4:06 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 2:37 a.m., 3:04 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:04 a.m., 4:31 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:11 a.m., 4:38 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 1:21 a.m., 1:41 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:50 a.m.

February 26
Plum Gut Harbor: 3:06 a.m., 3:38 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 2:14 a.m., 2:46 p.m.
Greenport: 3:43 a.m., 4:15 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:31 a.m., 5:07 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:38 a.m., 4:10 p.m.
New Suffolk: 5:05 a.m., 5:37 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5:12 a.m., 5:44 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 2:13 a.m., 2:35 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:22 a.m., 12:44 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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