Good Morning!

• It will be sunny today, with a high temperature near 48 degrees but wind chill values between 20 and 30 early, with a west wind 6 to 9 miles per hour. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 36. Tuesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 51 and Wednesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 50.

• The Suffolk Theater in Riverhead is planning a benefit concert for aid agencies helping victims of Russia’s ongoing war with Ukraine. The concert, which will benefit the efforts of UNICEF, Doctors Without Borders and the United Ukrainian American Relief Committee, will be held on Sunday, March 27 at 6 p.m. Here are more details.

• The Riverhead Town Supervisor’s Office has announced that a resolution that had been this Wednesday’s town board agenda (March 16) to approve a new agreement for the sale of the EPCAL property will be tabled because two town board members will be unable to attend that meeting. The agreement has instead been slated for a vote at a special meeting on Thursday, March 24 at 9:30 a.m. Members of the public can speak about their concerns regarding the agreement in the open public comment section of the March 16 meeting.

• Suffolk County has provided Southold Town with free rapid Covid-19 testing kits, which are available in the Town Supervisor’s office at 53095 Main Road in Southold weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 631.765.1889 with any further questions.

Suffolk County reported 101 new cases of Covid-19 on Saturday, March 12, with 1.7 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 71 people hospitalized with the virus, with five of them in ICU. The county reported two new fatalities from Covid on Saturday, bringing the death toll here to 4,355 people since March of 2020.

• 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 15
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:57 a.m., 9:15 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:05 a.m., 8:23 p.m.
Greenport: 9:34 a.m., 9:52 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:15 a.m., 10:42 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:29 a.m., 9:47 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:56 a.m., 11:14 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:03 a.m., 11:21 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 7:49 a.m., 8:22 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:58 a.m., 6:31 p.m.

March 16
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:35 a.m., 9:53 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:43 a.m., 9:01 p.m.
Greenport: 10:12 a.m., 10:30 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:58 a.m., 11:22 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:07 a.m., 10:25 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:34 a.m., 11:52 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:41 a.m., 11:59 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:32 a.m., 9:01 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:41 a.m., 7:10 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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