Good Morning!

• We’re expecting areas of fog before 11 a.m. today, with skies gradually clearing and a high near 63, with a calm wind becoming west around 6 miles per hour in the afternoon. There’s a 40 percent chance of showers after 3 a.m., with patchy fog after midnight tonight, with a low around 42. We’re expecting showers on Saturday, with thunderstorms also possible after 3 p.m., with a high near 55. Sunday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 54.

• Southold Town is going back to the drawing board with a plan to build a justice court behind the town Community Center on Peconic Lane, instead taking another look at how to incorporate numerous pressing needs in several town buildings into a comprehensive strategy. Read our full story.

• The Parrish Art Museum hosts a screening of “Beyond the Visible: Hilma af Klint” this evening at 6 p.m. Hilma af Klint, the subject of a recent retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum, was an abstract artist before the term existed, a visionary, trailblazing figure who, inspired by spiritualism, modern science, and the riches of the natural world, began in 1906 to create unprecedented, large-scale, colorful, and sensual paintings. More info is online at parrishart.org.

• The South Fork Natural History Museum holds a Full Worm Moon Hike, co-sponsored by the Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt, this evening at 7:30 p.m. at the museum at 377 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike. For more information, call 631.537.9735.

• The Southampton Arts Center and Hamptons Jazz Fest Winter Series present Manuel Valera & New Cuban Express for an evening of jazz and cocktails beginning this evening at 6 p.m., with a social hour with bar service, followed by the concert at 7 p.m. Grammy nominated artist, pianist and composer Manuel Valera has become well known in the NYC modern jazz scene, garnering national reviews and lending his talents as a pianist and composer. Here’s more info.

• Rick Darke, landscape designer, author and horticulturist, opens Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Spring Garden Trio this Saturday, March 19 with his virtual Garden Lens lecture, “Dynamic Design & the Art of Observation,” at 10 a.m. Find out more.

• The Quogue Wildlife Refuge hosts a Spring Equinox Native Blessing of the earth, along with a guided traditional dance, tomorrow morning, March 19, at 10 a.m. RSVP at quoguewildliferefuge.org.

Suffolk County reported 80 new cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday, March 16, with 1.2 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 68 people hospitalized with the virus, with 10 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 18
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:49 a.m., 11:06 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:57 a.m., 10:14 p.m.
Greenport: 11:26 a.m., 11:43 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: Midnight, 12:19 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:21 a.m., 11:38 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:28 a.m., 12:48 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:35 a.m., 12:55 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:48 a.m., 10:15 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:57 a.m., 8:24 p.m.

March 19
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:27 a.m., 11:45 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:35 a.m., 10:53 p.m.
Greenport: 12:04 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:38 a.m., 12:59 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:59 a.m.
New Suffolk: 1:05 a.m., 1:26 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:12 a.m., 1:33 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10:27 a.m., 10:54 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:36 a.m., 9:03 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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