Good Morning!

• We’re expecting areas of drizzle with a chance of rain and showers this morning, with patchy fog also possible before 8 a.m. Skies will be cloudy today, with a high temperature near 46 degrees and a north wind around 7 miles per hour. We’re expecting mostly cloudy skies overnight, with a low around 33 and a 20 percent chance of rain before 2 a.m. Wednesday will be sunny, with a high near 49, and Thursday will be sunny, with a high near 45. Breezy.

• The Southold Town Board will discuss the town’s annual MS4 stormwater report, an update on video and audio upgrades for the town hall meeting room, proposed solid waste fee changes, code changes regarding fire alarm systems and the climate control system in the basement of Town Hall at their 9 a.m. work session this morning. The board will hold public hearings on code changes regarding accessory apartments and changes to the parking and solid waste codes at its 4:30 p.m. meeting this afternoon. Here’s the agenda for both meetings. Here’s the Zoom login for the morning work session, and here’s the Zoom login for the afternoon meeting.

• The Southampton Town Board will hold public hearings on a zone change and SEQRA for a proposed Multi-Family Planned Residential District for 104 units of affordable housing in Quiogue, on code changes regarding sanitary flow credits and on two new stop signs in Speonk and Remsenberg at its 6 p.m. meeting this evening. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on Sea-TV’s YouTube channel.

• Riverhead Town will host its quarterly Water Forum tomorrow, March 29 at 6 p.m. at Town Hall to share information with the public on the town’s work to ensure safe drinking water for residents. Here’s more info.

• Next Tuesday, April 4 at 7 p.m.  PM, Dr. Christopher Gobler of SoMAS at Stony Brook Southampton will present his annual lecture “State of the Bays, 2023: Love Where You Live.” The lecture will take place in person in Duke Lecture Hall inside Chancellor’s Hall on the SBU Southampton campus & on Zoom. Attendees will also have a chance to discuss research projects with students who will present posters explaining their work from 7 to 7:30 p.m. and again from 8:30 to 9 p.m.

• Today’s the last day to subscribe in order to receive The Beacon’s April print edition via U.S. Mail. You’ll read much of our coverage in print before you find it here, and our print edition supports much of the work we do. Please subscribe online here. Thank you!

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

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.

March 29
Plum Gut Harbor: 4:47 a.m, 5:21 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 3:55 a.m., 4:29 p.m.
Greenport: 5:24 a.m., 5:58 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:58 a.m., 6:41 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 5:19 a.m., 5:53 p.m.
New Suffolk: 6:46 a.m., 7:20 p.m.
South Jamesport: 6:53 a.m., 7:27 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 3:29 a.m., 4:13 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:38 a.m., 2:22 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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