Good Morning!

• Rain is likely today, mainly after 2 p.m., with cloudy skies and a high near 48. The wind will be out of the southeast at 9 to 14 miles per hour. We’re expecting rain overnight, with a low around 40 and an east wind 13 to 17 miles per hour. Friday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 50 and a 40 percent chance of showers. Saturday will be partly sunny and breezy, with a high near 44.

• The Southampton Town Board will hear an annual update on work of the town’s Youth Bureau and a presentation from the town’s Affirmative Action Task Force at its 10 a.m. work session this morning. The full agenda is online here.

• The Riverhead Town Board’s work session this morning will begin at 11 a.m., and will include a reminder that the town is seeking a member for its independent audit committee and an update on work being done at the Peconic Paddler site on Peconic Avenue. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Calverton Civic Association is inviting residents of Riverhead and media outlets are invited to attend their meeting this evening at 7:30 p.m. at the Riley Avenue School, 374 Riley Avenue, for a presentation and Q & A with the developers proposing a waste-to-energy anaerobic digester plant on Youngs Avenue.

• The East Hampton Town Board is holding a public hearing at its 6:30 p.m. meeting tonight on a controversial set of additions to its music permit application process for bars and restaurants that would like to have live music, an issue that has galvanized South Fork musicians.

• It’s not all government business today. The Southampton Arts Center hosts its weekly Thursday night Hangout with artists in the Takeover galleries, augmented by gong sound baths with Jen Fraser from 6 to 8 p.m.. And over in Quogue, “Man of La Mancha” opens tonight at the Hampton Theatre Company.

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

March 21
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:45 a.m., 11:06 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:53 a.m., 10:14 p.m.
Greenport: 11:22 a.m., 11:43 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:23 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:17 a.m., 11:38 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:15 a.m., 12:44 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:22 a.m., 12:51 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:59 a.m., 10:29 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:08 a.m., 8:38 p.m.

March 22
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:35 a.m., 11:56 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:43 a.m., 11:04 p.m.
Greenport: 12:12 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:46 a.m., 1:12 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:07 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:05 a.m., 1:34 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:12 a.m., 1:41 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10:48 a.m., 11:17 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:57 a.m., 9:26 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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