On the dock
On the dock

Good Morning!

• It will be mostly sunny today but the high will only be near 34 and the wind chill values will make it seem between 15 and 25 degrees. We’re sorry about this. Tonight will be clear, with a low around 30, and tomorrow will warm up to about 43 degrees, with a 50 percent chance of rain. Thursday we’re expecting showers and fog and a high about 53 degrees.

• The Army Corps of Engineers has hired a company to begin work installing geotextile bags filled with sand along downtown Montauk’s oceanfront later this month. Meanwhile, Defend H2O is suing to keep the bags off the beach. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• State Assemblyman Fred Thiele reported Monday that revenues for the Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund produced $6.95 million in revenue for the East End in February, compared with $7.60 million a year ago, or an 8.6 percent decrease for the month. Real estate activity, on which CPF revenue is based, often softens when the East End is encased in snow.

• The Southold Town Board will discuss a coastal erosion report they received in January, drainage at Wolf Pit Pond, the Community Home Improvement Program and a new local law allowing for the adaptive reuse of churches at their 9 a.m. work session this morning. They’re expecting to approve the church law at their 7:30 p.m. meeting tonight. Their full agenda for both meetings is online here.

• The Southampton Town Board will continue public hearings on proposed zoning changes to pave the way for a grocery store in Tuckahoe and to build townhouses in Water Mill at their 6 p.m. meeting. Their full agenda is online here.

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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