Good Morning!

• We’re expecting a 50 percent chance of showers today, mainly after 9 a.m., with cloudy skies, a southwest wind 10 to 15 miles per hour and a high temperature near 56 degrees. There’s a 40 percent chance of overnight showers, with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 41. A 20 percent chance of rain will continue until 2 p.m. Friday, when the high temperature will be 49 degrees. We’re expecting rain on Saturday, with a high near 49 degrees.

• Decarbonizing the energy used in buildings will prove key to getting Southampton Town’s carbon footprint to zero in the years ahead, according to researchers working on the town’s Climate Action Plan. Read More.

• Both the Southampton Town Board and Riverhead Town Board work sessions usually scheduled for Thursday mornings have been cancelled for this week.

• “The Lifespan of A Fact” continues for a second weekend this evening at the Hampton Theatre Company, 125 Jessup Avenue in Quogue with 7 p.m. showtimes Thursdays & Fridays, 8 p.m. showtimes Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. showtimes on Sundays. It’s a comedy of conflict set in the high-stakes world of publishing, in which an editor, a writer and a fact checker end up in a battle royale between facts and truth, with provocative consequences. Tickets are available online at hamptontheatre.org.

• The East Marion Community Association will hold a forum on Affordable and Workforce Housing at the Peconic Landing Community Center Auditorium this Saturday, March 25 at 10 a.m. Moderated by CAST Executive Director Cathy Demeroto, the panel will include Southampton Town Planner Mark Terry, Pastor David Menjivar of Más Que Vencedores Church in East Marion, Rona Smith on pitfalls and lessons learned in her housing development efforts, Tanya Palmore of North Fork Housing Alliance on ways to build, preserve, and protect affordable housing, Eric Dantes of the Southold Housing Advisory Commission and Linda Sweeney of Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital on the interests of the local employer community. All are welcome to attend.

• The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons, Shelter Island and North Fork, along with Stony Brook Southampton Hospital and the Rogers Memorial Library, are co-sponsoring a live program, “A Salute to Nursing Past and Present,” on Monday, April 3 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Library, 91 Coopers Farm Road in Southampton. Read More.

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

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.

March 24
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:08 a.m., 12:35 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:43 a.m.
Greenport: 12:45 a.m., 1:12 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:43 a.m., 2:13 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:40 a.m., 1:07 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:07 a.m., 2:34 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:14 a.m., 2:41 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 11:49 a.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:58 a.m., 10:20 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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