Monday morning at Camp Tekakwitha, Hampton Bays.
Monday morning at Camp Tekakwitha, Hampton Bays.

Good Morning!

• There’s a 20 percent chance of rain before 10 a.m. today, but otherwise it will be partly sunny, with a high near 52 and a light west wind increasing to 5 to 10 miles per hour in the morning. Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 28. Wednesday will be sunny, with a steady temperature around 34, and Thursday will be sunny, with a high near 38.

• Greenport Village Board elections are today, March 21, from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Third Street Firehouse. Trustees Mary Bess Phillips and Julia Robins are up for re-election, and challenger Paul Kreiling, a sailing instructor, is looking to unseat the incumbents.

• The Southold Town Board will discuss town police immigration policies, restoration of Great Pond, a Stony Brook University deer mapping project and county dredging policies at their 9 a.m. work session this morning. At their 7:30 p.m. meeting this evening, they’ll hold public hearings on a 19-acre agricultural development right acquisition on Route 48 in Mattituck and on a local law adopting a new Community Preservation Fund Management and Stewardship Plan. The full agenda for both meetings is online here.

• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss a traffic impact study for a proposed Southampton Hospital satellite emergency room, hear LTV’s annual presentation, discuss proposed septic system and special events legislations and discuss management plans for preserves at their 10 a.m. work session at town hall this morning. Their full agenda is online here.

• Supporters of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) will be marching this evening at 5:30 p.m. in front of Riverhead’s Peconic Bay Medical Center.

• The Riverhead Town Board will hold a public hearing on a site plan application for the construction of a two-story art gallery, Viva L’Arte, at 36 East Main Street at their 7 p.m. meeting tonight. They are also slated to vote on a resolution approving a study of extending the Riverhead Sewer District to Riverside. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Southampton Town Board will hold a public hearing on the Speonk Commons workforce housing zone change application on Wednesday, March 22 at 6 p.m. at the Remsenburg-Speonk Elementary School at 11 Mill Road in Remsenburg.

• Next Wednesday, March 29 at 7:30 p.m., WPKN’s East End Ink will present Irish–born actress Kate Mueth, Southampton Press Editor Joseph Shaw and East End Beacon Editor Beth Young in Bloomsday, a tribute to James Joyce’s Ulysses. The program was recorded in June 2016 at Canios Books, Sag Harbor. WPKN is at 89.5 on the FM dial.

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

March 21
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:26 a.m., 6:02 p.m.
MTK Hbr: 4:34 a.m., 5:10 p.m.
Greenport: 6:03 a.m., 6:39 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 6:27 a.m., 7:06 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 5:58 a.m., 6:34 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:25 a.m., 8:01 p.m.
South Jamesport: 7:32 a.m., 8:08 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:04 a.m., 2:37 p.m.

March 22
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:25 a.m., 6:56 p.m.
MTK Hbr: 5:33 a.m., 6:04 p.m.
Greenport: 7:02 a.m., 7:33 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 7:26 a.m., 8:03 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 6:57 a.m., 7:28 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:24 a.m., 8:55 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:31 a.m., 9:02 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3 a.m., 3:36 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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