Good Morning!

We’re expecting sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 62 degrees and a calm wind becoming north 5 to 7 miles per hour in the morning. We’re expecting increasing clouds overnight, with a low around 42 and a 50 percent chance of showers after 2 a.m. We’re expecting showers on Friday, mainly after 2 p.m., with a high near 58. Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 55.

• The Southold Town Board waded into a discussion Tuesday on whether to propose a moratorium on development of hotels and motels while the town completes its Zoning Update, as the North Fork Environmental Council begged the town to consider a much more sweeping pause on development. Read More.

• The Southampton Town Board will discuss the North Sea Beach restoration project at its 10 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on Sea-TV. The Riverhead Town Board meets in private executive session at its 10 a.m. work session this morning to discuss contractual issues and litigation. Here’s the agenda.

• The Riverhead Central School District is hosting a free Parent Café workshop in the high school cafeteria this evening, March 14 at 5:30 p.m. In coordination with OLA of Eastern Long Island, the New York State Department of Labor, and local business Café Victoria, attendees will learn about the requirements, testing, license renewal, and financial information necessary to create a corporation or LLC. The Department of Labor’s Matthew Cereola will serve as keynote speaker, and Café Victoria will both provide coffee and pastries for the event and share their story of success.

• The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill hosts a film screening of “Frida,” an intimately raw and magical journey through the life, mind, and heart of iconic artist Frida Kahlo by director Carla Gutiérrez, tomorrow evening at 6 p.m. Here’s More Info.

• This Saturday morning, March 16 at 11 a.m., Southampton Village hosts a community discussion on Community Choice Aggregation, a program that allows municipalities to enable residents to have a choice of fossil fuel powered or competitively priced renewable energy sources. Find Out More.

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

March 14
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:21 a.m., 1:49 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:29 a.m., 12:57 p.m.
Greenport: 1:58 a.m., 2:26 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:51 a.m., 3:25 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:53 a.m., 2:21 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:20 a.m., 3:48 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:27 a.m., 3:55 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:36 a.m., 1:05 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:14 a.m., 11:38 p.m.

March 15
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:16 a.m., 2:45 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:24 a.m., 1:53 p.m.
Greenport: 2:53 a.m., 3:22 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:43 a.m., 4:21 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 2:48 a.m., 3:17 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:15 a.m., 4:44 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:22 a.m., 4:51 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:10 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:10 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 editor@eastendbeacon.com

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