Good Morning!

• It will be mostly sunny today, with a high temperature near 53 degrees and a northwest wind 5 to 10 miles per hour. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 35. Thursday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 50. We’re expecting showers on Friday, mainly before 2 p.m., with a high near 63 degrees.

• The Peconic Landing retirement community in Greenport was notified late Monday by the Suffolk County Department of Health that one of their per-diem employees has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a release issued late Monday. More details are online here.

• As the U.S. Centers for Disease Control urged seniors Monday to avoid crowds, cruises and long airplane rides to reduce their risk of exposure to the deadly new coronavirus — which is especially dangerous for seniors and people with compromised immune systems — the first case on the East End announced Sunday has prompted organizations that serve seniors here to make radical changes to their operations. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• Women make up just over half of the world’s population, and their role in families that are forced to move from their homes is a vital one. The Parrish Art Museum is exploring this dynamic with a talk with several contributors to the 2019 book “Women and Migration: Responses in Art and History” on Friday, March 13 at 6 p.m. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• Usually this time of year, our biggest news has something to do with St. Patrick’s Day, or planting peas, or the return of the ospreys. Thankfully, our Between the Lines columnist, Tim Kelly, is keeping up this fine tradition with a trip through St. Patrick’s Days past.

• And even further into the future, when we are (maybe) all healthy, the North Fork Environmental Council announced Tuesday that registration is open for its Earth Day 5K, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, on Sunday, April 26 at Indian Island County Park in Riverhead.

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

March 11
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:52 a.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11 a.m., 11:24 p.m.
Greenport: 12:02 a.m., 12:29 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:03 a.m., 1:28 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:24 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:24 a.m., 1:51 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:31 a.m., 1:58 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 11:03 a.m., 11:35 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:12 a.m., 9:44 p.m.

March 12
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:16 a.m., 12:43 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:51 a.m.
Greenport: 12:53 a.m., 1:20 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:51 a.m., 2:19 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:48 a.m., 1:15 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:15 a.m., 2:42 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:22 a.m., 2:49 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 11:55 a.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:04 a.m., 10:36 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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