Good Morning!

• We’re expecting partly sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 55 degrees and a south wind 5 to 11 miles per hour. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 43 and a 20 percent chance of showers. Showers will continue into Thursday, mainly before 2 p.m., with a high near 56. Friday will be cloudy, with a 40 percent chance of showers and a high near 50 degrees.

• Greenport voters have spoken: Kevin Stuessi will be the new village mayor, and the board will have two new trustees: Planning Board members Patrick Brennan & Lily Dougherty-Johnson. Read More.

• New East End Congressman Nicholas LaLota introduced his first piece of legislation March 14, the Plum Island National Monument Act, under which Congress could protect the island from development by making it a National Monument. Read More.

• The Riverhead Town Board will hold public hearings on a Zero Tolerance law prohibiting a wide range of activities — from aggressive panhandling to consumption of alcohol and marijuana in public spaces to public urination, obstruction of vehicular traffic and sitting, lying and sleeping on the sidewalk — in the Downtown Riverhead Overlay District, increasing fines for repeat alcoholic beverage offenses and public urination and defecation, at its 6 p.m. meeting this evening. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live here.

• Riverhead and Brookhaven towns, along with the Suffolk County Water Authority, will hold a public meeting this evening at 6 p.m. at the Manorville Fire Department to discuss the logistics of hooking up residents whose wells have been contaminated to public water. Here’s more info.

• Kudos to the North Fork Community Theatre for embracing Bertolt Brecht’s “The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui” this spring. Everywhere we go, we hear a chorus of people saying they can’t believe they are able to see this kind of theater close to home, and the enthusiastic crowd at the Sunday matinee opening weekend bodes well for the willingness of the community at large to embrace this production. Read Our Review.

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

March 22
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:59 a.m., 11:21 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:07 a.m., 10:29 p.m.
Greenport: 11:36 a.m., 11:58 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:13 a.m., 12:39 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:31 a.m., 11:53 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:32 a.m., 12:58 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:39 a.m., 1:05 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10:15 a.m., 10:40 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:24 a.m., 8:49 p.m.

March 23
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:47 a.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:55 a.m., 11:16 p.m.
Greenport: 12:24 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:58 a.m., 1:26 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:19 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:20 a.m., 1:46 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:27 a.m., 1:53 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 11:02 a.m., 11:25 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:11 a.m., 9:34 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 editor@eastendbeacon.com

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