Good Morning!

• We’re expecting mostly sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 39 degrees but wind chill values between 15 and 25, with a west wind 15 to 20 miles per hour, gusting as high as 33. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 17. Friday will be sunny, with a high near 42, and we’re expecting rain on Saturday, with a high near 48.

• The Riverhead Town Board will discuss the update of a site plan application for 901-923 Burman Boulevard in EPCAL, boards and committees and upcoming events at its 10 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, here’s background information on the discussion topics, and the meeting can be viewed live here.

• The Southampton Town Board will discuss the town’s Westhampton Community Center project at its 10:30 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on Sea-TV’s YouTube channel.

• The Greenport Village Board holds a special work session this evening at 6 p.m., where it will hold several public hearings on decreasing village speed limits, a cable television franchise agreement and a wetland permit application for a retaining wall at 2050 Manhansett Avenue, and will hold discussions ona paid parking program, the village noise code, accessory dwelling unit zoning, short-term rentals, downtown revitalization grants and village hall reorganization. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live here.

• The Brookhaven NAACP Presents “Environmental Justice is Civil Rights: Long Island Retrospective” this evening 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 this evening at 7 p.m. Here’s More Info.

The Beacon’s March print edition will be on newsstands throughout the East End by late this afternoon. Pick up a copy at any of these locations. You’ll read much of our coverage in print before you find it online here.!

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

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.

March 1
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:15 a.m., 1:38 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:23 a.m., 12:46 p.m.
Greenport: 1:52 a.m., 2:15 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:32 a.m., 3:05 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:47 a.m., 2:10 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:14 a.m., 3:37 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:21 a.m., 3:44 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:08 a.m., 12:21 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:30 a.m., 10:58 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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