Good Morning!

• Today will be mostly sunny and breezy, with a high near 40 degrees and a west wind 20 to 22 miles per hour, with wind chill values between 10 and 20 degrees. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 25. Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 38 and Sunday will be sunny, with a high near 39.

• East End Congressman Lee Zeldin weighed in Thursday on the controversy over a change in dredging schedule for work being done by the Army Corps of Engineers on Fire Island, which has led to two dredges being diverted temporarily to Florida for non-emergency work near President Donald Trump’s Mar-A-Lago Club. Mr. Zeldin, a staunch supporter of the president, said in a press release that “it’s appalling that some are attempting to manufacture partisan political attacks against the efforts of these hard working men and women…  Take off the tin foil hat, let the experts do their job and help rather than work against our best interests.” He did not mention the dredge diversion in his comments, which are online here.

• The Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreation Center hosts a screening of “Death By Delivery,” about the dangers faced by women of color in America as they access prenatal health care on Saturday, Feb. 29 at noon. More details are online here.

• Progressive East End Reformers, along with several co-sponsors, will present “Myth Busting: Separating Fact from Fiction in Single Payer Health Care” on Saturday, Feb. 29 at Stony Brook University’s Southampton campus in the Chancellor’s Hall auditorium. More details are online here.

• The Old Town Arts & Crafts Guild has organized a “Paint and Play,” in which artists paint along with the music of the Hidden City Orchestra, next Sunday, March 1 at the Peconic Recreation Center in Peconic. More details are online here.

• There’s plenty to do on the East End this weekend, and in the weeks ahead. Get the details in our Events Calendar.

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

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.

February 29
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:23 a.m., 1:46 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:31 a.m., 12:54 p.m.
Greenport: 2 a.m., 2:23 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:36 a.m., 3:07 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:55 a.m., 2:18 p.m. 
New Suffolk: 3:22 a.m., 3:45 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:29 a.m., 3:52 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:12 a.m., 12:38 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:47 a.m., 10:58 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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