Pictured Above: Blue Skies up ahead?

Good Morning!

• Showers are likely today, mainly before 7 a.m., with skies gradually becoming mostly sunny and the temperature falling to around 39 by 5 p.m. Wind chill values will be between 30 and 40. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 24. Friday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 39, and Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 36.

• The Southampton Town Board voted Tuesday evening to buy 3.3 acres of land in the Sugar Loaf area of Shinnecock Hills, an area believed to be ancient Shinnecock Indian burial grounds that has been the site of recent demonstrations by the Shinnecock Indian Nation and their supporters. Members of the town board also announced they are considering a Graves Protection Act to “establish protocols if human remains are encountered during construction activities.” The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• “We have to do something,” said Southold Councilwoman Jill Doherty of the parking and traffic situation in the sleepy bayside hamlet of New Suffolk as she discussed a new parking and traffic report for the area. “It’s mayhem down there.” The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• The Riverhead Town Board will discuss the town Business Improvement District’s 2020 schedule and budget and an Eagle Scout project at its 10 a.m. work session this morning. The Southampton Town Board work session for this morning has been cancelled.

• The East Hampton Town Board will be conducting a public kickoff meeting for the town’s Springs-Fireplace Road Corridor Study this evening at the East Hampton Library. More details are online here.

• Riverside Rediscovered holds a meeting this evening at 6:30 p.m. at its headquarters at 108 Peconic Avenue to discuss the importance of the 2020 U.S. Census to the Riverside area. Alll are welcome to attend. For more details, call 631.591.3926.

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

February 27
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.

February 28
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:42 a.m., 1:01 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:09 p.m.
Greenport: 1:19 a.m., 1:38 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:58 a.m., 2:23 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:14 a.m., 1:33 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:41 a.m., 3 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:48 a.m., 3:07 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 11:57 a.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:06 a.m., 10:21 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 editor@eastendbeacon.com

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