Supporters of the Affordable Care Act rallied outside of Peconic Bay Medical Center Thursday evening.
Supporters of the Affordable Care Act rallied outside of Peconic Bay Medical Center Thursday evening.

Good Morning and Happy Spring, even though it’s not going to feel like spring!

• Today will be sunny, with a steady temperature around 32 and wind chill values between 15 and 25, with a northwest wind 18 to 25 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 41. Tonight will be clear, with a low around 10. Thursday will be sunny, with a high near 37 and Friday will be partly sunny, with a high near 46 and a 30 percent chance of rain after noon. 

• Greenport Village’s incumbent trustees were victorious in yesterday’s election, with Trustee Julia Robins receiving 223 votes and Trustee Mary Bess Phillips receiving 221 votes in the race to keep their seats. Challenger Paul Kreiling took home 195 votes and Mary Given, who dropped out of the race but whose name was still on the ballot, received 37 votes.

• East End Congressman Lee Zeldin spelled out his position on the pending repeal of former President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, and on his support for the replacement bill, the American Health Care Act, in a letter emailed to constituents on his mailing list late Tuesday afternoon. We’ve posted the full text of the letter here.

• A couple dozen members of various new North Fork activist groups, including Let’s Visit Lee Zeldin, gathered in front of Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead Tuesday evening to defend the Affordable Care Act. One of the groups, North Forkers for the Common Good, will sponsor a teach-in and community discussion on the proposed New York Health Act tomorrow, March 23 at 7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Southold, at 53100 Main Road in Southold. More details are online here.

• North Sea Poetry Scene founder and longtime poetry advocate Tammy Nuzzo-Morgan, a former Suffolk County Poet Laureate, has been named the Long Island Poet of the Year by the Walt Whitman Birthplace. She will receive the award at the Walt Whitman’s Birthplace at 246 Old Walt Whitman Road on April 23 at 2 p.m. More details are online here.

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

• The Southampton Town Board, Flanders Northampton Volunteer Ambulance (FNVA), a Medical Billing Company and the town attorney hold a town hall meeting this Thursday, March 23 at 7 p.m. to discuss the ambulance company’s proposal to begin billing insurance companies for ambulance services at the Crohan Community Center at 655 Flanders Road.

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

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.

March 23
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:16 a.m., 7:42 p.m.
MTK Hbr: 6:24 a.m., 6:50 p.m.
Greenport: 7:53 a.m., 8:19 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:23 a.m., 8:56 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 7:48 a.m., 8:14 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:15 a.m., 9:41 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:22 a.m., 9:48 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4 a.m., 4:35 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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