• We’re expecting showers and thunderstorms today, with a high near 65 degrees and a southwest wind 9 to 14 miles per hour, increasing to 15 to 20 in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Showers and thunderstorms are expected to continue overnight, with a low around 46. Thursday will be sunny and breezy, with a high near 48. There’s a 40 percent chance of light snow Friday, but otherwise it will be partly sunny, with a high near 40.
• Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead will begin operating as a Level III Trauma Center today, as part of the hospital’s expansion under its affiliation with Northwell Health. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• Southold’s Town Beach, which sits on the Long Island Sound in the erosion-prone bowl of Hashamomuck Cove, has fared badly in this winter’s storms, and town workers are concerned that if something isn’t done, the beach could disappear before the summer bathing season is upon us. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• The Southampton Town Board did not hold their scheduled public hearing on the proposed Speonk Commons affordable housing and retail development Tuesday night, due to an error in notifying neighbors of the property, but the board did take public comment on the project in open session. The public hearing has been rescheduled for March 29, likely at the Speonk-Remsenburg Elementary School, though the place has not yet been confirmed.
• Riverside Rediscovered will hold their monthly meet-up this Thursday, March 2 at 6:30 p.m. at their office at 108 Peconic Avenue in Riverside. Sean McLean from Renaissance Downtowns will provide a development update. RSVP online or by phone at 631.591.3926.
• This Friday, March 3, students in grades 5 through 12 will have the opportunity to showcase their talents by performing live at Hampton Coffee Company at 749 County Road 39, Southampton from 7 to 9 p.m. Whether you are performing for the very first time or you are looking to share your talent in front of a new crowd, all acts are welcome. Previous performers have played acoustic music, sung karaoke, or performed a capella. If you want to reserve a performance time slot in advance, contact the Southampton Youth Bureau at 631.702.2425 or email email@example.com to guarantee a chance to perform
• Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and the Suffolk County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation announced Monday that the county is now accepting applications for seasonal employment positions at beaches, parks, golf courses, and campgrounds for the 2017 season. Park Attendants are hired to perform tasks including maintenance, office work, and registrations and fee collections at the entrance booths. Park attendants must be at least 16 years of age, and willing to work weekends and holidays, early and evening shifts. The main qualification for all positions is the ability to work well with the public. If interested, contact the Parks Personnel Department at 631.854.4960.
• The Montauk Observatory is holding a lecture, “Turn Left At Orion: After 30 Years of Turning, Are We There Yet?” with Br. Guy Consolmagno and Prof. Dan Davis, this Saturday, March 4 at 7 p.m. at The Ross School in East Hampton. More details are online here.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:41 a.m.
MTK Hbr: 10:49 a.m., 11:12 p.m.
Greenport: 12:18 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:50 a.m., 1:14 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 12:13 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:17 a.m., 1:40 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:24 a.m., 1:47 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:57 a.m., 9:20 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:04 a.m., 12:28 p.m.
MTK Hbr: 11:36 a.m.
Greenport: 12:41 a.m., 1:05 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:35 a.m., 2:04 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 12:36 a.m., 1 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:03 a.m., 2:27 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:10 a.m., 2:34 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:48 a.m., 10:13 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.