Good Morning!

• Today will be sunny, with a high near 34 degrees but wind chill values between zero and 10, with a northwest wind 23 to 28 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 44 mph. We are also under a wind advisory through 10 a.m. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 27. Wednesday will be sunny, with a high near 44 and Thursday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 42.

• Senior citizens ages 65+ and people with eligible comorbidities are now finally eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine at Suffolk County’s three vaccination sites locations at the Riverhead, Selden and Brentwood campuses of Suffolk County Community College, by calling the County’s 311 system or by emailing the County at Here are more details.

• Southampton is the first local town across the finish line with its Police Reform Plan, mandated by New York State to be completed by April 1, 2021, in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis last May. The town will hold a public hearing on the plan this evening at 6 p.m. Here are more details and here’s how to log in via Zoom.

• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss changes to its water protection district, special events for the upcoming year, an Eagle Scout trailhead project at Van Scoy Trail and remote location capabilities and equipment at its 11 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and here’s where to watch the meeting live.

• The Riverhead Town Board meets at 2 p.m. today. They’re slated to hold two public hearings, on changes to the structure of the town’s Open Space/Park Preserve Committee and “establishing a fair and reasonable sewer district rent.Here’s the agenda and here’s how to log in to the Zoom session.

• Congressman Lee Zeldin will hold a tele-town hall this evening at 7:30 p.m. Here’s how to register.

• The Riverhead Fire Department will hold a community blood drive this afternoon, March 2, from 1 to 7 p.m. Blood is urgently needed now. Appointments are necessary due to the pandemic, and can be made online here.

Suffolk County reported 575 new cases of Covid-19 on Sunday, Feb. 28, with 4.9 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 425 people hospitalized with the virus in the county Sunday, with 103 of them in ICU and 27 percent of hospital beds available. The county reported 10 new fatalities, bringing the death toll here to 3,086 people.

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

March 2
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:57 a.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:05 a.m., 11:31 p.m.
Greenport: 12:11 a.m., 12:34 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:07 a.m., 1:32 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:06 a.m., 12:29 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:33 a.m., 1:56 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:40 a.m., 2:03 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 11:03 a.m., 11:38 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:12 a.m., 9:47 p.m.

March 3
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:23 a.m., 12:47 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:55 a.m.
Greenport: 1 a.m., 1:24 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:54 a.m., 2:23 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:55 a.m., 1:19 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:22 a.m., 2:46 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:29 a.m., 2:53 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 11:57 a.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:06 a.m., 10:41 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

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