Good Morning!

• We’re expecting a 30 percent chance of light rain today, with a high temperature near 55 degrees and a north wind 3 to 5 miles per hour. We’re expecting rain overnight, with a low around 42. Rain will continue on Thursday, with a high near 51. Friday will be partly sunny and breezy, with a northwest wind 17 to 21 miles per hour and a 30 percent chance of rain, mainly before 8 a.m.

• Southampton Town Police and Highway Departments will again launch the Canoe Place Traffic Reduction Program on Monday, April 1, aimed at addressing the growing traffic congestion in the community. Find Out More.

• Riverhead Town Supervisor Tim Hubbard’s office has announced that he will deliver the 2024 State of the Town Address on what will be his 100th day in office, on April 9, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. in the new Riverhead Town Board meeting room at 4 West Second Street. The address will look back on his first three months in office and chart the path forward for the balance of this year. Members of the public are welcome to attend, but space will be limited. The address will
also be live streamed on the town’s Channel 22 and the internet.

• We, like the residents near natural features under assault by heavy rains and coastal flooding, want to protect our property.  We have new knowledge on the most resilient way to do that, called Nature-based solutions, where we work with Nature, not against her. These solutions cover a broad range of actions to protect, restore or sustainably manage landscapes, seascapes, watersheds and urban areas. Read more from Mark Haubner in this month’s Climate Local Now.

• The Mattituck-Laurel Library at 13900 Main Road in Mattituck hosts a New York Blood Center blood drive today from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments can also be made online here.

• Longhouse Reserve in East Hampton hosts Rites of Spring, a weekend filled with blooming daffodils, stimulating new art, and events and activities for everyone to welcome the vernal season on March 30 & 31. Here’s More Info.

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

March 27
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:12 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:20 a.m., 11:30 p.m.
Greenport: 12:23 a.m., 12:49 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:12 a.m., 1:38 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:18 a.m., 12:44 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:45 a.m., 2:11 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:52 a.m., 2:18 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 11:03 a.m., 11:21 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:12 a.m., 9:30 p.m.

March 28
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:22 a.m., 12:50 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:58 a.m.
Greenport: 12:59 a.m., 1:27 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:45 a.m., 2:15 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:54 a.m., 1:22 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:21 a.m., 2:49 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:28 a.m., 2:56 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 11:36 a.m., 11:51 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:45 a.m., 10 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 editor@eastendbeacon.com

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