Good Morning!

• We’re expecting a 20 percent chance of rain after 4 p.m. today, with increasing clouds and a high near 46, with a light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 7 miles per hour in the afternoon. We’re expecting rain and snow overnight, with a low aroudnd 34 and an east wind 7 to 16 miles per hour, with new snow accumulation of less than an inch possible. Snow will mix with rain after 10 a.m. Saturday, gradually ending in the morning. The high Saturday will be 42 degrees, with a north wind 15 to 18 miles per hour, gusting to 28, and wind chill values betwen 25 and 35. Sunday will be sunny, with a high near 45.

• Southold Town Republicans announced their candidates for all but the top spot in town government Thursday night, renominating Councilwoman Jill Doherty for re-election and picking Mattituck Attorney Stephen Kiely to run for the seat on the Town Board being vacated by Democratic Councilwoman Sarah Nappa. Read More.

• The Westhampton Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade is slated to step off tomorrow at noon, and the Cutchogue St. Patrick’s Day Parade begins tomorrow at 2 p.m. Bundle up!

• In honor of Women’s History Month, the Riverhead Anti-Bias Task Force puts the spotlight on five fabulous, local Women Making History this Saturday, March 11 at 1 p.m. at the Riverhead Free Library. Here’s more info.

• Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor hosts an Opening Reception for “Making A Mark: The Art of Self Expression,” the debut exhibition of the Women’s Art Center of the Hamptons on Saturday, March 11 from 4 to 6 p.m. The exhibition, on view through May 7, features works by Adela Akers, Robin Gianis, Helena Hernmarck, Candace Hill, Tamiko Kawata, Sue Lawty, Deborah Luken, Aby Mackie, Norma Minkowitz, Alexandra Pacula and Ulla-Maija Vikman. Here’s more info.

• The Sag Harbor Partnership is in the home stretch of fundraising for a new fireboat for the Sag Harbor Fire Department, with just $25,000 in matching funds now needed in order for the Fire Department to access a $250,000 grant from New York State. Here’s how you can help.

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

March 10
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:39 a.m., 11:55 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:47 a.m., 11:03 p.m.
Greenport: 12:16 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:44 a.m., 1:06 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:11 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:19 a.m., 1:38 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:26 a.m., 1:45 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10:28 a.m., 10:54 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:37 a.m., 9:03 p.m.

March 11
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:16 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:24 a.m., 11:40 p.m.
Greenport: 12:32 a.m., 12:53 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:20 a.m., 1:47 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:27 a.m., 12:48 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:54 a.m., 2:15 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:01 a.m., 2:22 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 11:06 a.m., 11:33 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:15 a.m., 9:42 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 editor@eastendbeacon.com

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