Winter's last stand.
Winter’s last stand.

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting showers today, with thunderstorms also possible after 3 p.m., areas of fog and a high finally reaching near 55 degrees. There will be a light south wind increasing to 8 to 13 miles per hour this afternoon. The chance of precipitation is 80 percent and we’re expecting new rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch. We’re also expecting showers and possibly a thunderstorm tonight, with a low around 42 degrees, and showers Friday morning before noon, with a high of 47 degrees. There’s a slight chance of snow in the forecast Friday night and Saturday’s high will be just 39 degrees.

• Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone will give his 2015 State of the County address tonight at 7 p.m., providing an update on the status of the county, the progress his administration has made this past year, and his plans for the year ahead. The address will be live on News 12 Long Island and Verizon FiOS1 – Long Island.

• Southold Town will be preparing for a coastal erosion study to help the town respond to rising sea level and erosion along its shoreline after all, two months after town board members seemed nonplussed when pitched the idea by the town’s Conservation Advisory Council. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• In the spirit of cross-town collaboration on Southold and Southampton’s 375th anniversaries this year, Southold Historical Society Director Geoffrey Fleming will present highlights from Southold’s 300th anniversary in 1940 at the Southampton Historical Society’s Rogers Mansion today at noon. Seating is limited, RSVP by calling 631.283.2494. More information is online here. A schedule of other upcoming 375th Anniversary festivities is online here.

• Ever see a live bluebird? How about eggs in a nest, or live baby birds? You can by becoming a nestbox volunteer at Mashomack Preserve on Shelter Island. Tonight at 5:30 p.m., you can visit the preserve to learn about how Mashomack is bringing bluebirds back to the East End and how you can help the New York State bird. More information is online here. The Beacon’s full nature listings are online here.

• The Riverhead Town Board will discuss a slew of issues at their 10 a.m. work session today, including a summit this past weekend for Riverhead mobile home owners, the East Hampton helicopter legislation, the blighted property code, dog tethering and the dog impound at the animal shelter. 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

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