Good Morning!

• It will be sunny today, with a high temperature near 44 degrees and a northwest wind 5 to 8 miles per hour. There’s a 30 percent chance of showers after 1 a.m. overnight, with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 32. Thursday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 41 and Friday will be sunny, with a high near 34.

• “Today, for Ukraine, is 1776 in the United States,” Father Bohdan Hedz of Riverhead’s St. John the Baptist Ukranian Catholic Church told a crowd gathered mid-day Monday outside Riverhead Town Hall in support of the Ukranian resistance to Russia’s attack on their country. “I only hope that 1939 will not happen. It doesn’t seem that way. I pray and hope that Europe realized, that the world realized, what Ukraine has been saying all along. It’s very important for all of us here to spread that awareness about what is going on in Ukraine.” Read More.

• Long Island human services agency Family & Children’s Association, along with HUGS, cut the ribbon on the brand new THRIVE Recovery Center in Westhampton Beach on Valentine’s Day. THRIVE offers numerous ongoing programs to help individuals and families find, maintain, and strengthen their recovery in a supportive, non-judgmental atmosphere free of charge. Read More.

• This month marks the the fifth anniversary of our print edition, and Beacon editor Beth Young reflects in her latest column on what starting a newspaper has meant in these strange times. Read More.

Suffolk County reported 67 new cases of Covid-19 on Monday, Feb. 28, with 1.7 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 111 people hospitalized with the virus in the county, with 22 of them in ICU. The county reported two new fatalities from the virus, bringing the death toll here to 4.340 people.

• The Beacon’s March print edition is now on newsstands throughout the East End. Pick up a copy at any of these locations today. You’ll read much of our coverage in print before you find it here, and our print edition supports much of the work we do.

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

March 2
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:17 a.m., 9:38 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:25 a.m., 8:46 p.m.
Greenport: 9:54 a.m., 10:15 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:56 a.m., 11:20 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:49 a.m., 10:10 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:16 a.m., 11:37 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:23 a.m., 11:44 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:35 a.m., 9:01 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:44 a.m., 7:10 p.m.

March 3
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:03 a.m., 10:24 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:11 a.m., 9:32 p.m.
Greenport: 10:40 a.m., 11:01 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:42 a.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:35 a.m., 10:56 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:02 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:09 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:20 a.m., 9:45 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:29 a.m., 7:54 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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