Good Morning!

• We’re expecting mostly cloudy skies today, with a high temperature near 42 degrees but wind chill values between 20 and 30, with a northwest wind 25 to 28 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 44 mph. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 31. Thursday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 48, and Friday will be cloudy, with a 30 percent chance of rain and a high temperature near 51 degrees.

• Former Horton Point Lighthouse Keeper Stella Maria Prince Terry is taking her rightful place in history, after the Coast Guard added her to the official list of Women Lighthouse Keepers on February 17, 2023, 120 years after she served. Read More.

• Peconic Landing hosts a staged reading by members of the Hampton Theatre Company of A.R. Gurney’s “Love Letters” this afternoon at 2 p.m. Rosemary Cline and Andrew Botsford will read letters exchanged over a lifetime between two people who grew up together, went their separate ways, but continued to share confidences. As the actors read the letters aloud, what is created is an evocative, touching, frequently funny but always telling pair of character studies. Tickets are $10 and are available here.

• The Southampton Town Planning Department will give a presentation on the development and progress of the town’s Climate Action Plan this afternoon at 4 p.m. via Zoom. Here’s how to log in.

• The Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreation Center, at 551 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, is partnering with developer Georgica Green Ventures and the Workforce Development Institute as part of their Teach Me How to Fish program for a Career Fair this evening from 6 to 8 p.m. Georgica Green, which is building 50 affordable rental units, is looking for local entry level workers, including HVAC technicians, electricians, laborers, security officers, turnstile technicians, property managers and a site superintendent. RSVP to Jenna@bhccrc.org or by calling 631.537.0616. 

• East Marion residents whose property abuts the old oyster factory property on Shipyard Lane have been notified that the US Army Corps of Engineers has received an application for a permit to dredge the inlet to the boat basin on the oyster factory property, dispose of the spoil in an upland site adjacent to the dredging area, install new bulkheads to replace the old, dilapidated bulkheads on the property, install a rip-rap revetment along the the bay-side bulkheads and continue to dredge again at 10 year intervals.  The application is online here. Comments are being accepted by emailing Robert.T.Vietri@usace.army.mil no later than March 18, and must reference Public Notice Number: NAN-2022-00959-EV.

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

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.

March 16
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:36 a.m., 6:12 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 4:44 a.m., 5:20 p.m.
Greenport: 6:13 a.m., 6:49 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 6:53 a.m., 7:40 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 6:08 a.m., 6:44 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:35 a.m., 8:11 p.m.
South Jamesport: 7:42 a.m., 8:18 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 4:25 a.m., 5:05 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:34 a.m., 3:14 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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