Good Morning!

The clouds are beautiful this morning. Look up! We’re expecting partly sunny skies this morning, gradually becoming sunny, with a high temperature near 46 degrees and wind chill values between 20 and 30 early, with a northwest wind 21 to 28 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph. It will be clear overnight, with a low around 34. Tuesday will be sunny, with a high near 54, and Wednesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 54.

• The deadline to submit comments on Riverhead Town’s new Comprehensive Plan Update is this Friday, March 15. Here are more details.

A visit to the monthly market at K.K.’s The Farm, a warm oasis on a chilly February Sunday, provided the inspiration and ingredients for much of this month’s menu for The Peconic Dish. Columnist Alison Boyd-Savage was on the hunt for local produce and was happy to find their iconic spicy mix of winter greens, and beautiful fungi from Agathe Snow at Mattituck Mushrooms, for a perfect local early spring meal. Get the recipes in The Peconic Dish

Are you curious about bird watching, but don’t know the first thing about how to do it? Master birder Tom Damiani leads the first of a series of North Fork Audubon “small group” field trips this Wednesday, March 13 in Greenport with a focus on effectively using binoculars, finding birds using them, and finding the best habitats for birds. Find Out More.

The Beacon’s Week in Review was delivered piping hot to inboxes throughout the East End in the wee hours of Sunday morning. To get your own copy each week, sign up here.

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

March 11
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:15a.m., 11:39 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:23 a.m., 10:47 p.m.
Greenport: 11:52 a.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:27 a.m., 12:54 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:47 a.m.
New Suffolk: 12:48 a.m., 1:14 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:55 a.m., 1:21 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10:30 a.m., 10:55 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:39 a.m., 9:04 p.m.

March 12
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:05 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:13 a.m., 11:37 p.m.
Greenport: 12:16 a.m., 12:42 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:14 a.m., 1:43 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:11 a.m.,12:37 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:38 a.m., 2:04 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:45 a.m., 2:11 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 11:19 a.m., 11:45 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:28 a.m., 9:54 p.m.

And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.

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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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