Good Morning!

• We’re expecting sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 53 degrees and a light and variable wind. We’ll see increasing clouds overnight, with a low around 38. There’s a 50 percent chance of rain Thursday, with cloudy skies and a high near 51. Friday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 58.

• The Riverhead Town Board meets at 6 p.m. this evening. Here’s the agenda for the Town Board meeting, and here’s the agenda for the concurrent Community Development Agency meeting. The meeting can be viewed live here. Two members of the board are unable to attend the meeting, so a special meeting has been called for March 24 to vote on a proposed change to the town’s contract to sell much of the acreage at EPCAL.

• The Quogue Wildlife Refuge hosts a Full Moon Night Hike up to North Pond, listening for nocturnal creatures and trying out some night vision activities, this evening at 7 p.m. Reservations are required, and can be made online here.

• “Ripcord,” David Lindsay-Abaire’s comedy centered on two strong-willed seniors, will be the second play of the Hampton Theatre Company’s 2021-2022 season, opening tomorrow, March 17 at the Quogue Community Hall, and running through April 3. Read more.

• Concerned Citizens of Montauk holds a virtual open house tomorrow at 7 p.m. to discuss Montauk and CCOM’s environmental priorities. Here’s how to participate.

• Suffolk County reported 101 new cases of Covid-19 on Monday, March 14, with 2.5 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 79 people hospitalized with the virus in the county, with nine of them in ICU. The county reported no new fatalities and the death toll here stands at 4,355 people since March of 2020.

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

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.

March 17
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:11 a.m., 10:29 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:19 a.m., 9:37 p.m.
Greenport: 10:48 a.m., 11:06 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:39 a.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:43 a.m., 11:01 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:10 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:17 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:11 a.m., 9:38 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:20 a.m., 7:47 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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