planting peas
On St. Patrick’s Day, sometimes you just have to plant the peas.

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting increasing clouds throughout the day today, with a high near 58 degrees and a west wind 9 to 17 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 29 miles per hour. Skies will clear overnight, with a low around 29. Saturday will be sunny, with a high near 43. We’re looking at strong chance of snow Sunday afternoon and overnight, with accumulation of about 3 to 7 inches possible.

• The Stony Brook Seawolves were trounced by the powerhouse Kentucky Wildcats 85-57 last night in their first-ever NCAA championship match. Stony Brook, the 13th seed into the championship, was always a long-shot in the game against Kentucky, whose coach and players were busy bristling this week that they drew the Number 4 seed. They’d hoped to be seeded third. Stony Brook forward Jameel Warney led his team with 23 points and 15 rebounds, but it wasn’t enough to keep the team’s season from ending last night.

• The Peconic Estuary Program is training citizen scientists to test the water quality at Cedar Beach Creek in Southold, with the hopes of developing a network of water testers throughout the Estuary. Read more about their efforts in our sister publication, The Peconic Bathtub, online here.

• The Mattituck-Laurel Civic Association has spent the past year gathering ideas from the community about how to make the intersection of Route 25, Love Lane and Old Sound Avenue safer for traffic, pedestrians and the community. The civic group will hold a special meeting tomorrow, March 19 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Mattituck Presbyterian Church to discuss the findings of their survey. More information is online here.

• If you missed last weekend’s green parading, there’s still plenty more parading to do this weekend.Hampton Bays and Jamesport host St. Patrick’s Day parades on Saturday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., respectively, and Montauk‘s big shebang steps off at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday.

• Renewable Energy Long Island will hold a Long Island Wind Energy Forum tomorrow Saturday, March 19 from 10 a.m. to noon in the East Hampton Middle School Auditorium. All are welcome to attend. More information is online here.

• “Southampton Under Siege,” a multimedia exhibit shedding light on the occupation of Southampton during the American Revolution, will open to the public at the Southampton Historical Museum tomorrow, March 19, from 4 to 6 p.m. More information is online here.

• The Peconic Community School held a fascinating Makers Faire last Saturday at the Riverhead Charter School. We’ve got some photos and information about the day’s events, online here.

• The Beacon’s events calendar is always stocked full of great ideas for how to spend your weekend and beyond. Take a browse online here.

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

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