Good Morning, and Happy Spring!

• We’re expecting sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 47 degrees and wind chill values between 25 and 35 early, with a west wind 13 to 15 miles per hour. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 36. Wednesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 52 and a 20 percent chance of showers after 2 p.m. Thursday will be sunny and breezy, with a high near 43.

• The First Congressional District, which includes the entire East End, may well be in play this election cycle as Democrats attempt to win back the U.S. House of Representatives, and the race for the June 25 Democratic primary for the seat is down to two competitors as the April 4 filing deadline approaches. Read Our Coverage.

• Southampton Town Councilman Tommy John Schiavoni has won a vital endorsement in his campaign for the New York State Assembly First District seat held by Assemblyman Fred Thiele for more than 28 years — the endorsement of Fred Thiele himself. Read More.

Congregation Tifereth Israel in Greenport is inviting community residents and visitors to join with its membership in the observance of the Jewish holiday of Purim on March 24. Find Out More.

• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss the Springs Corridor Study, All Electric legislation, the Freedom of Information Act and updates on FIMP and Ditch Plains at its 11 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on LTV’s YouTube channel.

• The Shelter Island Town Board will discuss fertilizer legislation, wetlands code changes and a proposed pyramid law governing building height at its 1 p.m. work session this afternoon. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live here.

• The Riverhead Town Board holds a public hearing on a site plan application at Reilly Architecture at 901-923 Burman Boulevard in the EPCAL core to the town at its 6 p.m. regular meeting this evening. The board is also slated to vote on a resolution selling property at 201 Howell Avenue, the former town Building & Planning Department offices, for $525,000. This sale is subject to a permissive referendum, which means voters could petition the town to force a public ballot referendum on the sale. Here’s the agenda for the meeting, which can be viewed online here.

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

March 19
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:48 a.m., 7:09 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:56 a.m., 6:17 p.m.
Greenport: 7:25 a.m., 7:46 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 7:57 a.m., 8:33 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:20 a.m., 7:41 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:47 a.m., 9:08 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:54 a.m., 9:15 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 5:22 a.m., 6:04 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:31 a.m., 4:13 p.m.

March 20
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:43 a.m., 7:57 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:51 a.m., 7:05 p.m.
Greenport: 8:20 a.m., 8:34 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:57 a.m., 9:27 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:15 a.m., 8:29 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:42 a.m., 9:56 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:49 a.m., 10:03 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 6:26 a.m., 7:03 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:35 a.m., 5:12 p.m.

And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.

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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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