Good Morning!

• We’re expecting mostly cloudy skies this morning, gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 39 degrees but wind chill values between 20 and 30. There’s a 30 percent chance of light snow after 4 a.m., with increasing clouds and a low around 20. There’s a 30 percent chance of light snow before 10 a.m. Friday, but otherwise it will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 39. There’s chance of snow before noon Saturday, then a chance of rain, with mostly cloudy skies, with a high near 42.

• The Southold Democratic Committee announced its slate of town board candidates Wednesday evening. Mattituck resident Greg Doroski, who grew up in Mattituck and has worked as a brewer in Brooklyn and on the North Fork, is the Democrats’ candidate for supervisor. His running mates are Bob Hanlon, who has been very active in Orient civic groups, and Sarah Nappa, who runs a farm and B&B with her husband in Southold. The candidates will face incumbent Town Supervisor Scott Russell and town board members Bill Ruland and Jill Doherty.

• The Riverhead Town Board has a packed agenda for its 10 a.m. work session this morning, including discussions of the United Riverhead Terminal, rentals in mobile home parks, a site plan amendment for Riverview Lofts, proposed changes to flood insurance rate maps and water district capital projects. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Southampton Town Board will discuss town board member project updates at their 10 a.m. work session this morning. Their agenda is online here.

• The North Fork Audubon Society and the North Fork Environmental Council are teaming up this Thursday to plan how to reduce single-use plastics on the North Fork, with a public forum at 6:30 p.m. at the Peconic Lane Community Center. More details are online here.

• The Montauk Observatory and Stony Brook Southampton will host a lecture titled “From Deep Sea to Space” with Southampton Councilman John Bouvier tomorrow, March 1 at 7:30 p.m. in which Mr. Bouvier will discuss his work with NASA and deep sea exploration. More details are online here.

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

February 28
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:17 a.m., 5:50 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 4:25 a.m., 4:58 p.m.
Greenport: 5:54 a.m., 6:27 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 6:33 a.m., 7:11 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 5:49 a.m., 6:22 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:16 a.m., 7:49 p.m.
South Jamesport: 7:23 a.m., 7:56 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance:4:04 a.m., 4:33 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:13 a.m., 2:42 p.m.

March 1
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:15 a.m., 6:42 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:23 a.m., 5:50 p.m.
Greenport: 6:52 a.m., 7:19 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 7:32 a.m., 8:07 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 6:47 a.m., 7:14 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:14 a.m., 8:41 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:21 a.m., 8:48 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 5:03 a.m., 5:34 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:12 a.m., 3:43 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

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