Clearing Mr. Bacon's dock, New Suffolk
Clearing Mr. Bacon’s dock, New Suffolk

Good Morning!

• So far, we’ve dodged a bullet on the East End with this snowstorm. As of 5:24 a.m., with snow still falling, the National Weather Service reported the following snow totals on the East End: a trained spotter reported 3 inches on the ground in Orient at 10:58 p.m., while a National Weather Service employee in Calverton reported 4.7 inches on the ground at 2:30 a.m. Further west, a trained spotter reported 13.3 inches in Medford at 2:30 a.m., and another trained spotter reported 10.5 inches on the ground in Centereach at 2 a.m.

• There’s a slight chance of snow showers before 10 a.m. this morning. Skies today will be cloudy, with a high near 45 degrees but wind chill values between 20 and 30 early. We’re expecting cloudy skies overnight, with a low around 22. There’s a slight chance of afternoon flurries and sprinkles Friday afternoon, but otherwise Friday will be partly sunny, with a high near 45. Saturday will be partly sunny, with a high near 44. Northwest wind 6 to 10 mph.

• Our columnist Michael Daly takes a fresh look at Peconic County in this month’s “The Homestead.”

• The Riverhead Town Board has cancelled their 10 a.m. work session originally scheduled for this morning.

• The Southampton Town Board will be holding a mobile town board work session to discuss issues relating to Hampton Bays at the Hampton Bays Fire Department substation at 106 Ponquogue Avenue this afternoon, March 22 at 3 p.m. The board will discuss the use of synthetic turf on baseball fields at Red Creek Park, the SEQRA analysis for the Hampton Bays Downtown Overlay District, an update on the Shinnecock Canal Maritime Park and code enforcement activities.

• Long Island Center for Recovery and the Southampton Town Police Department are offering their second free Addiction Awareness Seminar and NARCAN Training this evening, March 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Flanders Community Center, 655 Flanders Road, Flanders. More details are online here.

• The Hampton Theatre Company’s new production of “The Boys Next Door” opens tonight and continues through April 8. More details are online here.

• The Riverhead Central School District is hosting a workshop for bilingual families on Saturday, March 24, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Roanoke Avenue Elementary School, 549 Roanoke Ave., Riverhead. Attendees can share ideas, concerns and hopes. There will also be an opportunity to learn about the district’s safety initiatives, resources available to families and the rights of immigrant children.

• El Distrito Escolar Central de Riverhead ofrecerá un taller para familias bilingües el sábado 24 de marzo, de 10:30 a.m. a 12:30 p.m., en la Escuela Primaria Roanoke Avenue, 549 Roanoke Ave., Riverhead. Los asistentes pueden compartir ideas, preocupaciones y esperanzas. También habrá una oportunidad de aprender sobre las iniciativas de seguridad del distrito, los recursos disponibles para las familias y los derechos de los niños inmigrantes.

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

March 22
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:46 a.m., 2:18 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:54 a.m., 1:26 p.m.
Greenport: 2:23 a.m., 2:55 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:16 a.m., 3:54 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 2:18 a.m., 2:50 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:45 a.m., 4:17 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:52 a.m., 4:24 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:38 a.m., 11:55 p.m.

March 23
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:40 a.m., 3:15 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:48 a.m., 2:23 p.m.
Greenport: 3:17 a.m., 3:52 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:09 a.m., 4:51 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:12 a.m., 3:47 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:39 a.m., 5:14 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:46 a.m., 5:21 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:37 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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