Good Morning!

• We’re expecting a 30 percent chance of drizzle or light rain before 7 a.m. today, with areas of fog before 11 a.m. Otherwise, skies are going to clear throughout the day today, with a high near 64 and a calm wind, becoming southwest around 5 miles per hour in the afternoon. We’re expecting increasing clouds overnight, with a low around 46. There’s a 40 percent chance of showers Friday, mainly before 1 p.m., with skies gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 64. Saturday will be sunny, with a high near 59.

• The Riverhead Town Board will discuss Transit Oriented Development, a Riverhead High School senior class project, a Solid Waste Management District plan and recommendations for the DC-1 zoning district at their 10 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed online here.

• The Southampton Town Board will discuss a proposed new Marina Waterfront Business District and town board member projects at their 10 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, which contains the login information.

• The North Fork Environmental Council and the North Fork Audubon Society will hold a Zoom forum with Roxanne Zimmer of Cornell Cooperative Extension this Thursday, March 25 at 6:30 p.m. on “The Magic of Compost.” Email for the login link.

Suffolk County reported 665 new cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday, March 23, with 4.3 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 390 people hospitalized with the virus in the county, with 80 of them in ICU. The county reported five new fatalities, bringing the death toll here to 3,214 people.

• Also, this yesterday from the New York Marine Rescue Center:

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

March 25
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:07 a.m., 8:29 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:15 a.m., 7:37 p.m.
Greenport: 8:44 a.m., 9:06 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:24 a.m., 9:56 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:39 a.m., 9:01 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:06 a.m., 10:28 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:13 a.m., 10:35 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 6:53 a.m., 7:34 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:02 a.m., 5:43 p.m.

March 26
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:49 a.m., 9:09 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:57 a.m., 8:17 p.m.
Greenport: 9:26 a.m., 9:46 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:14 a.m., 10:42 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:21 a.m., 9:41 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:48 a.m., 11:08 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:55 a.m., 11:15 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 7:47 a.m., 8:22 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:56 a.m., 6:31 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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