Good snowy morning, and happy spring!
• Snow is expected to keep falling across the East End until around 10 a.m., with a total of 3 to 4 inches expected on the North Fork and 4 to 6 inches expected on the South Fork. The high today will be near 44 degrees, with wind chill values between 20 and 30. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 25. We’re expecting increasing clouds tomorrow, with a high near 48 degrees, and partly sunny skies on Wednesday, with a high near 64.
• All East End schools are operating on a two-hour delayed start this morning, with the exception of the following: Amagansett will open at 10 a.m., Greenport will open at 9:30 a.m., New Suffolk will open at 10:30 a.m., Our Lady of the Hamptons will open at 10 a.m., Peconic Community School will open at 10 a.m., Sagaponack will open at 10 a.m. Shelter Island will open at 10 a.m., Southampton Montessori will open at 10 a.m., Tuckahoe will open at 10:05 a.m. and Wainscott will open at 10 a.m.
• Renewable energy advocates are expected to rally today at LIPA headquarters in Uniondale in favor of Deepwater Wind’s plan to build wind turbines off the coast of Montauk, which would power East Hampton’s electric grid. A forum on the matter was held in East Hampton Saturday morning. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• When a couple dozen residents of the Aquebogue-Jamesport corridor showed up at Riverhead’s town board work session Thursday morning to hear the town’s plan to study the Main Road corridor through their little chunk of the town, many said they don’t believe such a study is in the best interest of their neighborhoods. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• The Peconic Community School, an innovative private elementary school, on the North Fork hosts an open house for prospective students tomorrow evening, March 22 at 6:30 p.m. More information is online here. The school held a Maker Faire last weekend, and we have more information about that event online here.
• The Southold Democratic Club has announced that they will be holding a Democratic Primary debate for the First Congressional District between former Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst and Suffolk County Planning Commission Chairman David Calone. The debate will be held on April 12 at 7:30 p.m. at Southold High School, and is free and open to the public.
• In The Beacon’s Sunday Week in Review: State sewer loan could be key to Riverside revitalization, measuring the Peconic Bathtub, limo driver indicted in Cutchogue crash, fostering a community of makers at Peconic Community School, East Hampton could be first East End town to require septic upgrades, Suffolk County to weigh plastic bag ban. To receive your very own copy of the Week in Review each Sunday morning, sign up here.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.