Good Morning!

• Today will be sunny, with a high near 45 degrees and a northeast wind 5 to 10 miles per hour, becoming east in the afternoon. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 20. Thursday will be sunny, with a high near 51 and Friday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 54.

• Riverhead Town announced yesterday that it has just finished a crackdown on code enforcement that lead to 100 violations in downtown buildings. Town Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith said this is the first time in more than 10 years that many of these buildings have been inspected.

• Southold Town and Suffolk County Economic Development and Planning are hosting a public information meeting on the Ten Year Review of the Suffolk County Aquaculture Lease Program this evening at 6 p.m. at the Southold Town Recreation Center at 970 Peconic Lane. All are welcome to share their feedback on aquaculture in the Peconic Bays.

• The Quogue Wildlife Refuge hosts a talk on tick-borne diseases by Jerry Simons of the Medical Advisory Panel of Stony Brook Southampton Hospital’s Regional Tick-Borne Disease Resource Center this evening at 7 p.m. All are welcome to attend this free lecture. More details are online here.

• Tomorrow is the last day of early bird registration for the League of Women Voters of the Hamptons’ April 4 fundraiser at Seasons of Southampton, where former Long Island Congressman Steve Israel will discuss his second novel, “Big Guns,” which takes place in a mythological South Fork town. Tickets are $65 through tomorrow, and $70 from March 29 on. More details are online here.

• This time of year, many folks typically begin the annual ritual of rummaging through their closets, basement, and garage; an “editing of possessions” if you will, with the ultimate goal of purging those items one considers to no longer be necessary. That’s not so easy when it comes to decluttering one’s mind. In his March edition of Dave’s Desk@Ditch, our columnist Dave Davis discusses how to go about with Spring Cleaning from the Neck Up.

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

March 27 
Plum Gut Harbor: 3:30 a.m., 4:07 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 2:38 a.m. 3:15 p.m.
Greenport: 4:07 a.m., 4:44 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:56 a.m., 5:35 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:02 a.m., 4:39 p.m.
New Suffolk: 5:29 a.m., 6:06 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5:36 a.m., 6:13 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 2:40 a.m., 3:09 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:49 a.m., 1:18 p.m.

March 28
Plum Gut Harbor: 4:35 a.m., 5:14 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 3:43 a.m., 4:22 p.m.
Greenport: 5:12 a.m., 5:51 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:55 a.m., 6:35 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 5:07 a.m., 5:46 p.m.
New Suffolk: 6:34 a.m., 7:13 p.m.
South Jamesport: 6:41 a.m., 7:20 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 3:32 a.m., 4:05 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:41 a.m., 2:14 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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