Dunes, ice, open water
Dunes, ice, open water

Good Morning!

• Today we’re expecting rain before 2 p.m. and a high near 46 degrees. Tonight, there’s a 50 percent chance of rain and light snow, with a low around 31 degrees. We’re expecting a high of 39 degrees all weekend, with clouds on Saturday and sun on Sunday.

• If you’re dreading the winter-like forecast this weekend, cast your mind back to last weekend’s spring equinox, when Lovesphere 20 took over the Vail-Leavitt Music Hall in Riverhead, injecting a much-needed shot of spring warmth to the East End arts scene. The Beacon’s photographs from the event are online here and we’ll be uploading video to our YouTube channel shortly.

• A group of environmental-minded volunteers plans to spend Sunday morning cleaning the beaches along Dune Road from Ponquogue Beach to the Shinnecock Inlet in Hampton Bays. They’ll be gathering at 9 a.m. in the Ponquogue Beach parking lot. This event was rescheduled from Saturday due to the weather. More information is online here.

• Jamesport’s Second Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the last on the East End this season, will kick-off at 1 p.m. tomorrow, March 28, on the corner of Washington Avenue and Route 25 in Jamesport. It will end at the George Young Community Center. More information is online here.

• This Sunday from noon to 3 p.m., bring your empty bowl (and spoon) & have it filled as often as you like with delicious soups from local restaurants including Founders Tavern, North Fork Table & Inn and Noah’s at the Southold Elementary School. This is a benefit for the Southold school garden and the Greenport PTA. There will be arts & crafts for kids, live music, a bake sale and a basket auction. More information is online here.

• The Suffolk County Legislature agreed this week to fund a hydrothermal model of the Long Island Sound and Peconic Estuary March 24, in an attempt to predict future environmental impacts of heat discharged into waterways from utility plants, including the Millstone Nuclear Power Plant in Connecticut, 11 miles across the Sound from Orient. More information is online here.

• This weekend marks the final three days of the Winterfest music festival at vineyards and venues throughout the North Fork, headlined this weekend by the 10,000 Maniacs at the Long Island Aquarium, Steve Adelson’s virtuoso Chapman Stick performance at the Hotel Indigo, jazz guitarist Matt Marshak’s all-star jam at Raphael Vineyards and a slew of local bands at wineries throughout the region. The Beacon’s full Winterfest listings for the weekend are online here.

• Don’t forget to plan your week ahead with The Beacon’s Events Calendar. Email details to editor@eastendbeacon.com if you are planning an event you’d like to have included in the calendar.

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 editor@eastendbeacon.com

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