Good Morning!

• We’re expecting wind, intermittent rain and cloudy skies today, with a high temperature near 56 degrees, with a south wind 15 to 23 miles per hour, gusting as high as 44 mph. We’re expecting showers overnight, with a gusty southwest rain and heavy rain possible, with a low around 29 and wind chills between 15 and 25. Thursday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 37, and Friday will be sunny, with a high near 43.

• Several Long Island oyster farms have received grant funding from The Nature Conservancy and the Pew Charitable Trust’s Shellfish Growers Resiliency Fund,  which is designed to develop a more resilient and sustainable U.S. shellfish industry that benefits the ocean and coastal communities. Read more in our sister publication, The Peconic Bathtub.

 • The Brookhaven NAACP Presents “Environmental Justice is Civil Rights: Long Island Retrospective” tomorrow, Feb. 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the Suffolk County Historical Society Museum in Riverhead. Find Out More.

• North Fork Audubon hosts a Zoom discussion on changes to Southold Town’s Deer Management Program tomorrow evening, Feb. 29 at 7 p.m. Here’s More Info.

• The Surfrider Foundation Eastern Long Island Chapter is hosting its first beach cleanup of 2024 at 67 Steps in Greenport this Saturday, March 2 from Noon to 2 p.m. Find Out More.

• The Southold American Legion Auxiliary invites the public to get their groove on at its Come Out and Dance Party on Saturday, March 2 from 7 to 10 p.m. at The Legion Hall in Southold. Here’s More Info.

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

February 28
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:17 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:25 a.m., 11:44 p.m.
Greenport: 12:36 a.m., 12:54 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:19 a.m., 1:41 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:31 a.m., 12:49 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:58 a.m., 2:16 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:05 a.m., 2:23 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 11:05 a.m., 11:33 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:14 a.m., 9:42 p.m.

February 29
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:36 a.m., 12:56 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:04 p.m.
Greenport: 1:13 a.m.,1:33 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:54 a.m., 2:21 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:08 a.m., 1:28 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:35 a.m., 2:55 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:42 a.m., 3:02 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 11:40 a.m. 
Shinn. Inlet: 9:49 a.m., 10:17 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

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