Good Morning!

• We’re expecting increasing clouds throughout the day today, with a high near 43 degrees. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 26. Thursday will be partly sunny, with a high near 52. There’s a 70 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Friday, with a high near 56.

• This month in Michael Daly’s The Homestead column: We’re out of whack, people. Greed has gotten the better of us and we don’t take care of our own anymore. Read it online here.

• Our columnist Tim Kelly has a special relationship with the Emerald Isle, which he recently discovered is oh-so-much deeper with the help of a DNA kit. Read his March Between the Lines column.

• The Long Island Regional Seed Consortium is holding a special forum on “The Challenges and Potential of Biodiversity” this Saturday, March 16 at 6 p.m. at the Long Island Buddhist Meditation Center at the former Northville Grange Hall. Local panelists will discuss the challenges facing the natural and agricultural world. More details are online here.

• The Neo-Political Cowgirls’ production of ZIMA at the Quogue Wildlife Refuge, originally scheduled for two weekends ago but postponed due to rain, has been rescheduled for Sunday, March 24 at 1 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for those under 18 years of age. More details and ticket information is online here.

• The Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center is presenting the bizarre pre-code film “Gabriel Over the White House,” about a recently elected American president and hack whose erratic behavior leads to impeachment proceedings, this Sunday, March 17 at 3 p.m. at Pierson High School. “The good news: He reduces unemployment, lifts the country out of Depression, battles gangsters and Congress, and brings about world peace. The bad news: he’s Mussolini.” Tickets are $15. More details are online here.

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

March 13
Plum Gut Harbor: 3 a.m., 3:38 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 2:08 a.m., 2:46 p.m.
Greenport: 3:37 a.m., 4:15 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:27 a.m., 5:10 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:32 a.m., 4:10 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:59 a.m., 5:37 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5:06 a.m., 5:44 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 1:54 a.m., 2:36 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:03 a.m., 12:45 p.m.

March 14
Plum Gut Harbor: 4:01 a.m., 4:43 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 3:09 a.m., 3:51 p.m.
Greenport: 4:38 a.m., 5:20 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:24 a.m., 6:12 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:33 a.m., 5:15 p.m.
New Suffolk: 6 a.m., 6:42 p.m.
South Jamesport: 6:07 a.m., 6:49 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 2:51 a.m., 3:37 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1 a.m., 1:46 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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