Pictured Above: The Enclaves resort hotel project in Southold began clearing land last week. They received approval in advance of receiving a building permit, because clearing there was limited to the winter months due to regulations protecting the seasonal nesting habitat for northern long-eared bats.

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting partly sunny skies today, with a high near 53 and a 30 percent chance of showers after 4 p.m., with patchy fog before 10 a.m. We’re expecting overnight showers, with a steady temperature around 49 degrees and a south wind 15 to 22 miles per hour. Showers and a south wind will continue through Wednesday and then into Wednesday night, with a high near 55 Wednesday and a low around 28 Wednesday night, with snow likely after 1 a.m. Thursday. There’s a 30 percent chance of rain and snow showers before 7 a.m. Thursday, with new snow accumulation of less than half an inch possible. The remainder of the day Thursday is expected to be mostly sunny, with a high near 39.

The Southold Town Board will discuss the town towing policy, stewardship interns, use of town fields and a financial update at its 9 a.m. work session this morning. There’s a hearing on including updated flood maps in the town’s at the board’s 4:30 p.m. regular meeting this afternoon. Here’s the agenda for both meetings, here’s the Zoom login for the morning session, and for the afternoon meeting.

The Southampton Town Board continues the public hearings on a proposed sewer district in Riverside, on accepting the donation of an ownership interest in the Governor John Adams Dix Windmill in Westhampton Beach, an amendment to its Natural Resources Protection code and on CPF acquisitions at its 1 p.m. meeting this afternoon. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on Sea=TV’s YouTube channel.

• 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 this evening at 7 p.m. to discuss the referendum. Read More.

• Hamptons Observatory and Suffolk County Community College’s Department of Science will present a free, virtual lecture by Dr. Rutuparna Das from the Harvard & Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics on “Shedding Light on the Dark Side of the Universe” this evening at 7 p.m. Here’s More Info.

• 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.

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Today’s high tides on the East End are as follows:

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 editor@eastendbeacon.com

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