Good Morning!

We’re expecting mostly cloudy skies this morning, with a 30 percent chance of showers between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m., then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 49 and a southwest wind 7 to 10 miles per hour. It will be partly cloudy and calm overnight, with a low around 30. It will be partly sunny on Tuesday, with a high near 51. We’re expecting rain and wind Tuesday night into Wednesday, with low near 45 Tuesday night and a high near 56 on Wednesday.

• The Mattituck-Laurel Civic Association will discuss Southold Town’s Zoning Update Project at its monthly meeting this evening at the Mattituck-Laurel Library from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., the first of several meetings in the upcoming weeks to discuss the zoning project at civic associations throughout the North Fork. Find Out More.

• The Hampton Bays Civic Association will discuss the extension of the Southampton Town moratorium on Battery Energy Storage Systems and the Bel Aire hotel property, and will hear from a panel of town representative including Councilman Michael Iasilli and Police Chief James Kiernan and Public Safety & Emergency Management Administrator Ryan Murphy at its 7 p.m. monthly meeting this evening at the Hampton Bays Senior Center at 25 Ponquogue Avenue. All are welcome.

• The New Suffolk Common School on the North Fork, which is holding a March 5 community referendum on sending all of its students out of district to be educated, announced this week that it has reached an agreement to send the students to the Southold School District, where students in the district’s upper grades already attend classes. The board will be holding a special community meeting tomorrow evening at 7 p.m. to discuss the referendum. Read More.

• The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork hosts a conversation between Noor A’wad and Rabbi Schlesinger, who are leaders of Roots/Shorashim/Judur, an Israeli-Palestinian grassroots initiative for understanding, nonviolence and transformation, at a special discussion tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m. Here’s More Info.

This weekend on Behind the Headlines on 88.3 WLIW-FM, Beacon editor Beth Young joined a panel discussing the announced retirement of State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr.; a proposed Shinnecock tax-free gas station in Hampton Bays; an update to the state cannabis rollout; and a proposed new location for the Riverhead Charter High School. Tune In Online Here.

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

February 26
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:01 a.m., 11:20 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:09 a.m., 10:28 p.m.
Greenport: 11:38 a.m., 11:57 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:11 a.m., 12:28 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:33 a.m., 11:52 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:40 a.m., 1 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:47 a.m., 1:07 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10 a.m., 10:28 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:09 a.m., 8:37 p.m.

February 27
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:39 a.m., 11:59 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:47 a.m., 11:07 p.m.
Greenport: 12:16 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:45 a.m., 1:04 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:11 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:19 a.m., 1:38 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:26 a.m., 1:45 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10:32 a.m., 11:01 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:41 a.m., 9:10 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

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