Good Morning!

• We’re expecting increasing clouds today, with a high temperature near 43 degrees and a north wind 5 to 8 miles per hour, becoming south in the afternoon. Rain is likely overnight, with the temperature rising to around 42 by 4 a.m. We’re expecting rain Thursday morning, with skies gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 51. Friday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 43 and a 40 percent chance of rain after 1 p.m.

• Catch the first debate for Mayor of the Village of Greenport, broadcast last night live from the Greenport School, online here.

It’s all about science today:

• This past year, CCE’s Peconic Bay Scallop Restoration Program embarked on a new experiment, taking an existing brood stock of adult scallops to produce two new batches of scallops, one spawned in the spring, and one spawned in the fall. Read More.

• The Hamptons Observatory and Suffolk County Community College host a free virtual lecture, Polar Science on the Inuit Windsled, this afternoon at 2 p.m. It’s ma talk by polar explorer  Ramon Larramendi, who developed the first wind-powered mobile platform capable of traveling extensively through the remote interiors of Greenland and Antarctica. Register at

• Seatuck and the Peconic Baykeeper host a free Virtual River Herring and Eel Monitoring Workshop this evening at 6 p.m. via Zoom. Learn how to help environmentalists document the spring return of eel and river herring to the East End’s rivers and streams. Register online here.

• Stony Brook’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences hosts a talk by Ph.D. candidate Brittney Scannell of the university’s Peterson Community Ecology Lab on “One Fish, Two Fish, Blackfish, Bluefish: A Tour of NY’s Artificial Reefs” this evening at 7 p.m. at Stony Book Southampton’s Duke Lecture Hall, 39 Tuckahoe Road in Southampton. You can also tune in via Zoom here.

• Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor will play host to “A Concert for Syria and Turkey,” which benefits Oxfam International’s work helping victims of the 2023 Kahramanmaras Earthquake, next Thursday, March 9 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20. Gene Casey, The HooDoo Loungers and other special guests will perform. Here’s more info.

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

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.

March 2
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:29 a.m., 6:48 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:37 a.m., 5:56 p.m.
Greenport: 7:06 a.m., 7:25 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 7:39 a.m., 8:14 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:01 a.m., 7:20 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:28 a.m., 8:47 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:35 a.m., 8:54 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 5:06 a.m., 5:45 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:15 a.m., 3:54 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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