Pictured Above: This morning’s high tide didn’t crest the boat ramp in New Suffolk, a sign that concerns of minor coastal flooding have abated. The flood advisory expires at 9 a.m. today, but a wind advisory will be in effect overnight through Wednesday.

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting rain all day, with a high near 39 and a west wind 15 to 20 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 30 mph. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch are possible. We’re expecting snow this evening until 9 p.m. tapering off to snow showers overnight, with a low around 33 and new snow accumulations of less than an inch possible. Winds overnight will be out of the northwest at 24 to 26 miles per hour, gusting to 41. Wednesday will be partly sunny, with a high near 43 and Thursday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 48. The coastal flood advisory expires at 9 a.m. today, but a wind advisory will be in effect 8 p.m. tonight through 11 a.m. Wednesday.

• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss the town’s Energy Roadmap, Montauk bluff erosion and the town’s draft accessory apartment legislation at its 11 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on LTV’s YouTube channel.

• The Southampton Town Board will hold public hearings on regulations for where cannabis dispensaries can be located and on the proposed acquisition of development rights on five parcels on Marsden Street in Sag Harbor for use as a passive park for the Sag Harbor School District (the school board has rejected this proposal) at its 1 p.m. meeting this afternoon. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on Sea-TV.

• The Southold Town Board will discuss ongoing work on the Police Advisory Committee, solid waste issues, liquor licenses and spring turkey hunting on town properties at its 9 a.m. work session this morning. The board will also hold public hearings on a proposed yearlong moratorium on battery energy storage systems, on a zone change to allow affordable cottages on Carroll Avenue in Peconic and on code changes to the town’s affordable housing district legislation and changes to the wetlands code at its 7 p.m. meeting this evening. Here’s more info on the public hearings. Here’s the agenda for both meetings, here’s the Zoom login for the work session, and here’s the login for the evening meeting.

• Greenport residents had a chance to hear in depth from eight candidates running for mayor and two village board seats over the course of the past two weeks, in the run-up to the closely watched election scheduled for March 21, and they’ll have one more chance to hear from the mayoral candidates this evening at 6:30 p.m. at the Greenport School. Read our coverage of the prior debates.

• Members of the Hampton Bays Civic Association are planning to rally at the site of the former Bel Air Cove Motel at 20 Shinnecock Road in Hampton Bays this Sunday, March 19 at 1 p.m. to protest Southampton Town’s proposed high-density condominium use of the site and push the town to consider making the property a park.

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

March 14
Plum Gut Harbor: 3:10 a.m., 3:47 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 2:18 a.m., 2:55 p.m.
Greenport: 3:47 a.m., 4:24 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:39 a.m., 5:24 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:42 a.m., 4:19 p.m.
New Suffolk: 5:09 a.m., 5:46 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5:16 a.m., 5:53 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 2:15 a.m., 2:46 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:24 a.m., 12:55 p.m.

March 15
Plum Gut Harbor: 4:20 a.m., 5:01 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 3:28 a.m., 4:09 p.m.
Greenport: 4:57 a.m., 5:38 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:42 a.m., 6:31 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:52 a.m., 5:33 p.m.
New Suffolk: 6:19 a.m., 7 p.m.
South Jamesport: 6:26 a.m., 7:07 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 3:17 a.m., 3:53 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:26 a.m., 2:02 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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