Good Morning!

• We’re expecting sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 46 degrees but wind chill values between 20 and 30 early, with a west wind 6 to 14 miles per hour. It will be clear overnight, with a low around 29. We’re expecting sunny skies on Tuesday, with a high near 51, and partly sunny skies on Wednesday, with a high near 50.

• ReWild Long Island, part of a growing worldwide movement to help enable anyone who is able to plant a plot of land with native and organic plants to help provide essential habitat for the creatures that share our world, is now coming to the East End. Read More.

• The East Quogue Fire Department, at 465 Montauk Highway in East Quogue, hosts a New York Blood Center blood drive this afternoon and evening from 2 to 8 p.m. Appointments are recommended and can be made online here.

• Greenport Village Elections are tomorrow from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Third Street Firehouse. Brush up on the issues here.

• Riverhead and Brookhaven towns, along with the Suffolk County Water Authority, will hold a public meeting this Wednesday, March 22 at 6 p.m. at the Manorville Fire Department to discuss the logistics of hooking up residents whose wells have been contaminated to public water. Here’s more info.

• This coming Saturday, March 25, the East Marion Community Association will hold a forum on Affordable and Workforce Housing at the Peconic Landing Community Center Auditorium at 10 a.m. Moderated by CAST Executive Director Cathy Demeroto, the panel will include Southampton Town Planner Mark Terry, Pastor David Menjivar of Más Que Vencedores Church in East Marion, Rona Smith on pitfalls and lessons learned in her housing development efforts, Tanya Palmore of North Fork Housing Alliance on ways to build, preserve, and protect affordable housing, Eric Dantes of the Southold Housing Advisory Commission and Linda Sweeney of Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital on the interests of the local employer community. All are welcome to attend.

• The Beacon’s Week in Review was delivered piping hot to inboxes throughout the East End in the wee hours of Sunday morning. To get your own copy each week, sign up here.

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

March 20
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:24 a.m., 9:45 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:32 a.m., 8:53 p.m.
Greenport: 10:01 a.m., 10:22 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:01 a.m., 11:26 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:56 a.m., 10:17 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:23 a.m., 11:44 p.m
South Jamesport: 11:30 a.m., 11:51 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:40 a.m., 9:08 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:49 a.m., 7:17 p.m.

March 21
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:12 a.m., 10:33 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:20 a.m., 9:41 p.m.
Greenport: 10:49 a.m., 11:10 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:52 a.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:44 a.m., 11:05 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:11 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:18 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:29 a.m., 9:55 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:38 a.m., 8:04 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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