Good Morning!

• We’re expecting increasing clouds throughout the day today, with a high temperature near 38 degrees but wind chill values between 20 and 30, with a northwest wind 5 to 10 miles per hour, becoming light and variable. We’re expecting snow overnight, turning to snow and sleet, with a low around 34, and accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible. Rain and sleet Tuesday morning will turn to all rain after 10 a.m., with a high near 41 and an east wind 15 to 20 miles per hour, decreasing to 8 to 13 in the afternoon. We’re expecting increasing clouds on Wednesday, with a high near 46.

• Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming is leaving politics this year, and has endorsed Southampton Town Trustee Ann Welker to run for her seat on the legislature. We’ll have more info later this morning.

• Tomorrow is the first mayoral debate in the Village of Greenport. It will be held in the Greenport School auditorium at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome, and The Beacon will be streaming it live here

• The Mattituck-Laurel Civic Association will host a discussion on the proposed Strong’s Marina development project with members of the group Save Mattituck Inlet at its next meeting, Monday, Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. at the Veteran’s Beach Community Room on Peconic Bay Boulevard. All are welcome to attend.

• The Hampton Bays Civic Association will discuss “Lighting Lamps on the Pathway to the Future of Hampton Bays” at their next meeting, Monday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Hampton Bays Community Center at 25 Ponquogue Avenue. Members of newly formed committees addressing issues throughout the hamlet will report on their strategies and goals, and Peter Ganley, Director of Operations for Congressman Nick LaLota’s district office, will discuss ways Mr. LaLota’s office can be of help.

• This weekend on Behind the Headlines on 88.3 WLIW-FM, Beacon editor Beth Young joined a panel of local journalists discussing the Greenport Village elections, the state of local races all over the East End this spring, Governor Kathy Hochul’s housing plan and using sales tax money for water quality projects. If you missed it on the air, you can stream it online here.

• The Beacon’s Week in Review was delivered piping hot to inboxes throughout the East End in the wee hours of Sunday morning. To get your own copy each week, sign up here.

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

February 27
Plum Gut Harbor: 3:17 a.m., 3:48 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 2:25 a.m., 2:56 p.m.
Greenport: 3:54 a.m., 4:25 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:36 a.m., 5:17 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:49 a.m., 4:20 p.m.
New Suffolk: 5:16 a.m., 5:47 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5:23 a.m., 5:54 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 2:15 a.m., 2:44 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:24 a.m., 12:53 p.m.

February 28
Plum Gut Harbor: 4:25 a.m., 4:57 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 3:33 a.m., 4:05 p.m.
Greenport: 5:02 a.m., 5:34 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:37 a.m., 6:19 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:57 a.m., 5:29 p.m.
New Suffolk: 6:24 a.m., 6:56 p.m.
South Jamesport: 6:31 a.m., 7:03 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 3:07 a.m., 3:42 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:16 a.m, 1:51 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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