Good Morning!

• It will be partly sunny today, with a high temperature near 58 degrees and a west wind 8 to 11 miles per hour. We’re expecting partly cloudy skies overnight, with a low around 40. Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 51 and a 50 percent chance of showers, with thunderstorms possible after 2 p.m. Sunday will be mostly sunny and breezy, with a high near 48.

• The Riverhead Town Board voted unanimously March 24 to approve a new plan for redevelopment of the Enterprise Park at Calverton (EPCAL) that has many EPCAL-watchers squeamish. Read More.

• East Hampton’s newly reopened airport will likely serve as a learning laboratory this summer to determine the effectiveness of numerous long-discussed limitations on aircraft use of the airport. Read More.

Outdoor dining in Greenport Village “parklets” on Main Street in the summer of 2020.

• After much public debate over whether to continue the “parklets” allowing outdoor dining in downtown Greenport, as had been established to help businesses at the beginning of the pandemic in the summer of 2020, the Greenport Village Board voted unanimously Thursday evening, March 24 not to continue the parklets this summer. “This is not a vote against business,” said Mayor George Hubbard after the vote, adding that the parklets had created a traffic burden in the village. “We heard a lot of people say they’d rather it was over…. They have kind of run their course. Let’s continue to work together for the positivity of Greenport.”

• Shinnecock storytellers, artists and local community leaders will be on hand to talk about their work and share stories this evening from 6 to 8 p.m. as part of the current exhibition “Outcropping: Indigenous Art Now.” Here are more details.

• “The Grift,” an immersive theatrical experience throughout Sag Harbor Village and sponsored by Bay Street Theatre, will be held over the next two weekends. Here’s more info.

• Jamesport’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held tomorrow, March 26 at 1 p.m. Here are more details.

Suffolk County reported 128 new cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday, March 23, with 1.5 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 60 people hospitalized with the virus, with 11 of them in ICU. The county reported no new fatalities from the virus, and the death toll here stands at 4,358 people since March of 2020.

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

March 25
Plum Gut Harbor: 4:11 a.m., 4:50 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 3:19 a.m., 3:58 p.m.
Greenport: 4:48 a.m., 5:27 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:35 a.m., 6:22 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:43 a.m., 5:22 p.m.
New Suffolk: 6:10 a.m., 6:49 p.m.
South Jamesport: 6:17 a.m., 6:56 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 3:16 a.m., 3:52 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:25 a.m., 2:01 p.m.

March 26
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:26 a.m., 6:03 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 4:34 a.m., 5:11 p.m.
Greenport: 6:03 a.m., 6:40 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 6:46 a.m., 7:31 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 5:58 a.m., 6:35 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:25 a.m., 8:02 p.m.
South Jamesport: 7:32 a.m., 8:09 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 4:22 a.m., 5:01 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:31 a.m., 3:10 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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