Good Morning!

• We’re expecting mostly cloudy skies today, with a 20 percent chance of showers between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. and a northwest wind around 10 miles per hour. There’s a 20 percent chance of overnight showers tonight, with a low around 36. We’re expecting rain on Saturday, with a high near 47 and an east wind 13 to 18 miles per hour, gusting to 31. Sunday will be sunny, with a high near 55.

• The Suffolk County Water Authority held a ceremonial laying of the first pipe of the longest water main extension project in its history in Laurel on March 23, a $35 million, eight-mile-long project designed to bring water from the Central Pine Barrens to the North Fork. Read More.

• Peconic Landing in Greenport plays host to two poetry readings by Nassau County Poet Laureate Linda Opry and Matthew Forrest, who describes his life as “a journey of prayer, meditation, mistakes and learning experiences, leading toward spiritual understanding and a joyful heart, this afternoon at 4 p.m. Here’s more info.

• Tonight begins the second weekend of the North Fork Community Theatre’s three-week run of “The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui.” Read Our Review.

• The Southold Athletic Association will hold its annual 5K & Fun Run at Southold Elementary School this Saturday, March 25. The race starts at 9 a.m., rain or shine, followed by a kids only fun run at 9:45 a.m. Here’s how to register.

• 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.

• On Saturday, March 25 from 2 to 4 p.m. EST, North Fork Women, a lesbian health advocacy and education organization, will host Get Lit, an afternoon of literature from local women, at Poquatuck Hall, 1160 Skipper’s Lane, Orient, NY 11957. Here’s more info.

• The final two East End St. Patrick’s Day Parades will be held this weekend, with the East End Emerald Society’s Jamesport parade stepping off at 1 p.m. Saturday and the Montauk Friends of Erin’s parade, the mother of all East End St. Pat’s parades, stepping off at Noon on Sunday. Here’s more info.

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

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.

March 25
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:57 a.m., 1:25 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:05 a.m., 12:33 p.m.
Greenport: 1:34 a.m., 2:02 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:27 a.m., 3 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:29 a.m., 1:57 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:56 a.m., 3:24 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:03 a.m., 3:31 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:11 a.m., 12:39 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:48 a.m., 11:07 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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