Good Morning!

• We’re expecting mostly cloudy skies today, with a high temperature near 33 degrees and a chance of scattered flurries after 2 p.m. It will be breezy overnight, with a northwest wind around 21 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 32. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 18. Tomorrow will be sunny, with a high near 40. Wednesday will be partly sunny, with a high temperature near 45 degrees and a west wind 5 to 8 miles per hour and a 20 percent chance of rain, snow, and sleet after 2 p.m.

• This week on Behind The Headlines on 88.3 WLIW-FM, Beacon Editor Beth Young joined a panel discussing ongoing developments at the Enterprise Park at Calverton, community planning initiatives on the East End, the controversy over a proposed justice court in Southold, and the ongoing Truck Beach controversy in East Hampton. You can listen online here.

• Bridgehampton High School at 2685 Montauk Highway in Bridgehampton plays host from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today to a New York Blood Center blood drive — here’s how to make an appointment. The Greenport American Legion Roller Rink at 102 Third Street is also hosting a NYBC blood drive today from 1 to 7 p.m. Appointments can be made online here.

• The Hampton Bays Civic Association will discuss the perennial problem of traffic and whether it can be fixed at their monthly virtual meeting this evening at 7 p.m. Here’s how to log on.

Suffolk County reported 136 new cases of Covid-19 on Saturday, March 26, with 2 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 54 people hospitalized with the virus in the county, with nine of them in ICU. The county reported no new fatalities from the virus, and the death toll here stands at 4,359 people since March of 2020.

• 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 28
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:36 a.m., 8:01 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:44 a.m., 7:09 p.m.
Greenport: 8:13 a.m., 8:38 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:02 a.m., 9:35 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:08 a.m., 8:33 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:35 a.m., 10 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:42 a.m., 10:07 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 6:38 a.m., 7:14 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:47 a.m., 5:23 p.m.

March 29
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:27 a.m., 8:48 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:35 a.m., 7:56 p.m.
Greenport: 9:04 a.m., 9:25 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10 a.m., 10:27 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:59 a.m., 9:20 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:26 a.m., 10:47 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:33 a.m., 10:54 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 7:37 a.m., 8:08 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:46 a.m., 6:17 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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