Good Morning!

• We’re expecting cloudy skies through mid-morning, with a 20 percent chance of rain before 9 a.m., gradually clearing, with a high temperature near 52 degrees and a northwest wind 16 to 20 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 31 mph. It will be mostly clear and breezy overnight, with a low around 36. It will be mostly sunny and windy Saturday, with a high near 54. Sunday will be partly sunny and windy, with a high near 55.

• As the East End deals with a shortage of lifeguards on local beaches, the East End Seaport Museum is providing four scholarships for Southold Town residents who want to receive lifeguard and swim instructor training through the Southold Town Recreation Department. Applications are available online here, and must be returned to the Seaport Museum by April 19.

• The Jamesport St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the last of a series of St. Pat’s parades on the East End, will b held this Saturday, March 30. It steps off at 1 p.m. from the corner of Washington Street and North Railroad avenue, marching north to the Main Road and east to Manor Lane. The Main Road will be closed for the festivities from 1 to 3 p.m. Here’s More Info.

• The last in a series of monthly Winter Critiques Series at The D’Amico Studio & Archive in Amagansett will be held this morning from 10 a.m. to Noon. Bring your art work and discuss ideas with fellow artists and a facilitator. Share current progress, resolve dilemmas or struggles, or just wax philosophically. Here’s More Info.

• 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 HooDoo Loungers bring special guests The Belle Curves to Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor Saturday evening at 8 p.m. Here’s More Info.

The Beacon’s April print edition — our seventh anniversary issue — will be on newsstands throughout the East End by the end of the day today. 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. You can find us on these newsstands. Thank you!

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

March 29
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:57 a.m., 1:30 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:05 a.m., 12:38 p.m.
Greenport: 1:34 a.m., 2:07 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:20 a.m., 2:55 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:29 a.m., 2:02 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:56 a.m., 3:29 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:03 a.m., 3:36 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:12 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:21 a.m., 10:36 p.m.

March 30
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:35 a.m., 2:12 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:43 a.m., 1:20 p.m.
Greenport: 2:12 a.m., 2:49 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3 a.m., 3:39 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 2:07 a.m., 2:44 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:34 a.m., 4:11 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:41 a.m., 4:18 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:27 a.m., 12:57 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:06 a.m., 11:23 p.m.

And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.

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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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