Good Morning!

• We’re expecting showers today, mainly before 1 p.m., with a high temperature near 63. degrees and a southwest wind 14 to 21 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 39. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 40. Saturday will be sunny, with a high near 60. We’re expecting showers on Sunday, mainly after 11 a.m., with a high near 56.

• Starting in April, Southold Town will be establishing a pool of volunteers to assist with the check in process at potential upcoming vaccination PODS with Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital. The town seeks volunteers with good computer skills who can assist with registration using an iPad. Instruction will be provided to volunteers by Stony Brook staff prior to your assignment — while vaccine clinic days can be long, they are of great service to the community. POD volunteers will be coordinated through Karen McLaughlin and Denis Noncarrow,  Southold Town Government Liaison Officer. For questions or to offer your service, email Denis Noncarrow at

• There will be a vaccination POD sponsored by Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital next Monday, March 29 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Southold Recreation Center on Peconic Lane. Here’s how to register. Stony Brook Southampton Hospital is also hosting a vaccination POD on Monday. Registration is online here. If registration is full, check back regularly at those addresses — new vaccination dates are being added regularly.

• Growing kelp is a nature-based climate solution that advances a new economy based on regenerative business practices. Drawdown East End will help you learn more next Tuesday. Here’s more info.

• Suffolk County reported 743 new cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday, March 24, with 4 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 387 people hospitalized with the virus, with 81 of them in ICU. The county reported three new fatalities, bringing the death toll here to 3,217 people. As of Thursday, 398,045 county residents had received at least one Covid vaccination shot, or 26.9 percent of the population, with 214,367 residents fully vaccinated. New York State received 699,790 doses for the week ending March 21.

• This weekend is the third weekend of Thaw Fest, a series of virtual and Covid-safe activities offered by arts organizations on the South Fork, including a walking tour of the sculpture installation at the Parrish Art Museum, a performance of Schumann’s Piano Quintet sponsored by the Bridgehampton Chamber Music festival and a virtual reading of Jeff Cohen’s play “Squeaky,” sponsored by Guild Hall. Here are more details.

• The Mattituck-Laurel Civic Association will discuss the recently released NYSDOT and Southold Town Traffic Study for Love Lane at its Zoom meeting on Monday, March 29 at 6:30 p.m. Here’s more info.

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

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.

March 27
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:31 a.m., 9:50 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:39 a.m., 8:58 p.m.
Greenport: 10:08 a.m., 10:27 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:03 a.m., 11:26 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:03 a.m., 10:22 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:30 a.m., 11:49 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:37 a.m., 11:56 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:36 .m., 9:07 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:45 a.m., 7:16 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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