• There’s a chance of drizzle or light rain today, mainly before 9 a.m. or afternoon, with areas of fog this morning and a high temperature near 47, with a northeast wind 5 to 11 miles per hour. We’re expecting showers overnight, with thunderstorms also possible after 1 a.m. and a steady temperature around 42. Showers are likely early Thursday, with skies clearing after 9 a.m. and a steady temperature around 45. Friday will be mostly sunny and windy, with a high near 38.
• Sixty years and many named and unnamed storms after it was first authorized, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a draft of its final report on its Fire Island to Montauk Point Reformulation (FIMP) Study on Feb. 18, which contains recommendations for $1.7 billion worth of work to manage tidal flooding, waves and erosion from coastal storms along 83 miles of the South Shore of Long Island. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• Voters in Riverhead overwhelmingly rejected two school construction bond propositions totaling more than $95 million Tuesday. The first, which would include $88.2 million for additional classrooms at the high school and Pulaski Street School, which are near or over-capacity, and other infrastructure needs, was rejected by 70 percent of the 3,777 voters who cast ballots, while the second, which would authorize spending $8.8 million on athletic field improvements, was rejected by 74 percent of 3,768 votes cast. “We are, of course, disappointed and very concerned,” said School Board President Gregory Meyer in a press release issued Tuesday evening. “The facilities issues included in Proposition No. 1 are real and will only get worse and cost more to rectify the longer we wait to address these problems. The work proposed in Proposition No. 2 to improve our athletic facilities would have directly benefited our student/athletes and children enrolled in our community athletic programs that use district facilities.”
• The Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreation Center hosts a screening of “Death By Delivery,” about the dangers faced by women of color in America as they access prenatal health care on Saturday, Feb. 29 at noon. More details are online here.
• Progressive East End Reformers, along with several co-sponsors, will present “Myth Busting: Separating Fact from Fiction in Single Payer Health Care” on Saturday, Feb. 29 at Stony Brook University’s Southampton campus in the Chancellor’s Hall auditorium. More details are online here.
• The Old Town Arts & Crafts Guild has organized a “Paint and Play,” in which artists paint along with the music of the Hidden City Orchestra, next Sunday, March 1 at the Peconic Recreation Center in Peconic. More details are online here.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:38 a.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:46 a.m., 11:08 p.m.
Greenport: 12:15 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:45 a.m., 1:05 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:10 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:18 a.m., 1:37 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:25 a.m., 1:44 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10:41 a.m., 11:02 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:50 a.m., 9:11 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: Midnight, 12:19 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:27 a.m., 11:50 p.m.
Greenport: 12:37 a.m., 12:56 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:21 a.m., 1:43 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:32 a.m., 12:51 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:59 a.m., 2:18 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:06 a.m., 2:25 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 11:19 a.m., 11:37 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:28 a.m., 9:46 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.