Wednesday at Truman's Beach, Orient
Wednesday at Truman’s Beach, Orient

Good Morning!

• There’s a 20 percent chance of rain after 4 p.m. today, with increasing clouds and a high temperature near 57. We’re expecting rain overnight, with a low around 41. We’re expecting rain and snow tomorrow, with the temperature falling to around 38 by noon. New accumulation of less than half an inch is possible. There’s a 40 percent chance of rain Saturday, with snow also possible before 5 a.m. Otherwise, it will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 44 degrees.

• Congressman Lee Zeldin announced last night that the U.S. Department of the Interior will hold a public hearing on the federal government’s proposed offshore oil and gas drilling plan on Long Island tomorrow, March 2, at noon at Brookhaven Town Hall
1 Independence Hill in Farmingville. All are welcome to speak.

• This month, our columnist Tim Kelly returns to his preparations for his 2020 presidential campaign

• The Riverhead Town Board will discuss the final site plan for Peconic Care, the Justice Court and parking on town property and exterior lighting code revisions at their 10 a.m. work session this morning. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Southampton Town Board will discuss the use of Conscience Point for Sea Scout activities and hear town board member project updates at the board’s 10 a.m. work session at town hall this morning. 

• The East Hampton Town Board will hold a public hearing on changes to clarify the town’s special events code at their 6:30 p.m. regular meeting this evening. Their full agenda is online here.

• Singer-Songwriter Caroline Doctorow will be the featured performer at tomorrow’s monthly Songwriters Share at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork at 977 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Ms. Doctorow will be raising money for the Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreation Center. [$20]

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

March 1
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:58 a.m., 9:19 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:06 a.m., 8:27 p.m.
Greenport: 9:35 a.m., 9:56 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:35 a.m., 11:02 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:30 a.m., 9:51 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:57 a.m., 11:18 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:04 a.m., 11:25 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:23 a.m., 6:53 p.m.

March 2
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:47 a.m., 10:08 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:55 a.m., 9:16 p.m.
Greenport: 10:24 a.m., 10:45 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:25 a.m., 11:49 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:19 a.m., 10:40 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:46 a.m.
South Jamesport: 11:53 a.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:11 a.m., 7:41 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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