Good Morning!

• We’re expecting rain, snow, and sleet before 10 a.m. today, then a chance of rain, with a high temperature near 41 degrees but wind chill values between 20 and 30, with an east wind 18 to 23 miles per hour, becoming north 8 to 13 mph in the afternoon. The total daytime snow and sleet accumulation is expected to be less than a half inch. Skies will clear overnight, with a low around 30. Wednesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 45, and Thursday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 51 and a 50 percent chance of showers, mainly before 1 p.m.

• This evening 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 Southold Town Board will discuss ARPA funding for the town Human Resource Center, objections to Governor Kathy Hochul’s Housing Compact and the town spring cleanup at its work session this morning, which has been delayed to 10:30 a.m. from 9 a.m. due to the weather. The board will hold a public hearing on the proposed CPF acquisition of 14.5 acres of land on Main Bayview Road at its 4:30 regular meeting, and on a Coastal Erosion Hazard Area Appeal for a proposed new home on North Sea Drive in Southold at the 9 a.m. work session. Here’s the agenda for both meetings. Here’s the Zoom Login for the morning session, and here’s the login for the afternoon regular meeting.

• The Southampton Town Board will hold public hearings on requiring that properties in foreclosure be registered so that owners can be contacted, and on CPF acquisitions of 127 & 137 Mary’s Lane in North Sea and on the development rights on several lots on Marsden Street in Sag Harbor for use by the Sag Harbor School District. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on Sea-TV’s YouTube channel.

• Homegrown music has long been alive and well on Long Island, and this spring it’s being showcased in a new way at The Suffolk in downtown Riverhead. Long Island Stage, a new island-wide non-profit, has organized three Thursday nights of music in March, showcasing original rock and folk music by groups that call the Island home. Read More.

• Today is the last day to subscribe to receive The Beacon’s March monthly print edition via U.S. Mail. You’ll read much of our coverage in print before you find it here, and subscriptions support much of the work we do. Subscribe online here.

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

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.

March 1
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:32 a.m., 5:58 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 4:40 a.m., 5:06 p.m.
Greenport: 6:09 a.m., 6:35 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 6:39 a.m., 7:19 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 6:04 a.m., 6:30 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:31 a.m., 7:57 p.m.
South Jamesport: 7:38 a.m., 8:04 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 4:05 a.m., 4:44 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:14 a.m., 2:53 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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