Good Morning!

• It will be mostly sunny today, with a high temperature near 53 degrees and a southwest wind 3 to 6 miles per hour. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with skies gradually clearing and a low around 38. Wednesday will be sunny, with a high near 54. We’re expecting rain on Thursday, mainly after 1 p.m., with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 52.

• Numerous South Fork houses of worship will hold a Prayer Vigil for Ukraine this evening at 5:30 p.m. at the Hamptons United Methodist Church, 160 Main Street in Southampton. Attendees are asked to bring a candle to light during the vigil. For more information, call 631.283.0951.

• The Southold Town Board will discuss an update from the town’s Community Outreach Implementation Working Group (which is working on the town’s police reform plan), the Cutchogue Woods affordable housing change of zone request, the state Community Housing Fund legislation, traffic data and house size legislation at its 9 a.m. work session this morning. There are no public hearings scheduled for the 7 p.m. regular meeting of the board. The agenda for both meetings is online here. Here’s the Zoom link for the morning work session, and here’s the link for the evening meeting. Both meetings can also be attended by the public in person.

• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss outdoor dining legislation and amendments to the town code regarding littering, peddling and building construction and staking of clearing at its 11 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the work session can be viewed live on LTV’s YouTube channel.

• The Shelter Island Town Board will discuss permits for business on town property, a veteran tax exemption, the proposed Community Housing Fund plan and the town’s non-discrimination policy at its 1 p.m. work session this afternoon. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live here.

Suffolk County reported 54 new cases of Covid-19 on Sunday, March 13, with 1.5 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 70 people hospitalized with the virus in the county, with eight of them in ICU. The county reported no new fatalities from the virus, 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 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 editor@eastendbeacon.com

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