Good Morning!

• We’re expecting increasing clouds today, with a high temperature near 51 degrees and rain likely, mainly after 5 p.m., with a calm wind becoming east 5 to 8 miles per hour. Rain will continue overnight, with a low around 35 and patchy fog between 2 and 7 a.m. Tuesday. Tuesday will be partly sunny, with a high near 48, and Wednesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 48.

• As local governments here have expressed wariness about Governor Kathy Hochul’s top-down approach to regulating affordable housing in her recently proposed “Housing Compact,” East End State Assemblyman Fred Thiele’s plan to get the state to use incentives instead of mandates to encourage housing development has won support in Albany. Read More.

• The Mattituck-Laurel Civic Association will hold a panel discussion on code enforcement with Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell, Southold Town Attorney Paul DeChance and Southold-Peconic Civic Association Vice President Margaret Steinbugler at its 6:30 p.m. meeting this evening at the meeting room at Veteran’s Memorial Park. All are welcome to attend.

• The Hampton Bays Civic Association will hear a presentation on Battery Energy Storage Systems by Margaret Friedlander at its 7 p.m. meeting this evening at the Hampton Bays Senior Center at 25 Ponquogue Avenue. All are welcome to attend.

• The Carbon CREW Project, a local organization looking to empower individuals to make local and personal changes to combat climate change, is hosting an online discussion on the Climate Planning Process this Thursday, March 30 from 7:45 to 8:45 p.m. Here’s more info on how to attend.

• The Beacon’s Week in Review was delivered piping hot to inboxes throughout the East End in the wee hours of Sunday morning. To get your own copy each week, sign up here.

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

March 27
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:39 a.m., 3:12 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:47 a.m., 2:20 p.m.
Greenport: 3:16 a.m., 3:49 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:03 a.m., 4:43 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:11 a.m., 3:44 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:38 a.m., 5:11 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:45 a.m., 5:18 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 1:46 a.m., 2:23 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:32 p.m.

March 28
Plum Gut Harbor: 3:39 a.m., 4:14 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 2:47 a.m., 3:22 p.m.
Greenport: 4:16 a.m., 4:51 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:58 a.m., 5:41 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:11 a.m., 4:46 p.m.
New Suffolk: 5:38 a.m., 6:13 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5:45 a.m., 6:20 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 2:36 a.m., 3:17 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:45 a.m., 1:26 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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