Thursday on Flanders Bay.
Thursday on Flanders Bay.

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting a 50 percent chance of scattered snow showers this afternoon, with increasing clouds throughout the day and  a high near 39 degrees. Wind will be out of the west wind at 11 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 29 miles per hour, bringing the wind chill down to 15 to 25 degrees. Overnight, it will be partly cloudy, with a low around 17. Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 32 and Sunday will be sunny, with a high near 38.

• Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell announced the town has been named a “Clean Energy Community” by NYSERDA at his annual State of the Town address last night, and also pledged to continue to work for more affordable housing in town. Our full story is online here.

• Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming and Long Island Green Homes are hosting “A Homeowner’s Guide To Energy Efficiency,” a free program at the East Hampton YMCA RECenter at 2 Gingerbread Lane, this afternoon from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Participants will be able to sign up for a free home energy audit at the program, and all are welcome to attend.

• A Grassroots Town Hall for Unity this Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Hampton Bays Senior Center aims to “connect community members with organizations and resources that will be at the forefront of providing resources and defending communities directly impacted here on the South Fork.” More details are online here.

• Offshore wind developer Deepwater Wind, which in January was awarded a Long Island Power Authority bid to provide energy to the South Fork from a new wind farm 30 miles off Montauk, is hosting an East Hampton open house next Thursday, March 9 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Clinton Academy of the East Hampton Historical Society. More details are online here.

This evening, March 3, students in grades 5 through 12 will have the opportunity to showcase their talents by performing live at Hampton Coffee Company at 749 County Road 39, Southampton from 7 to 9 p.m. Whether you are performing for the very first time or you are looking to share your talent in front of a new crowd, all acts are welcome. Previous performers have played acoustic music, sung karaoke, or performed a capella. If you want to reserve a performance time slot in advance, contact the Southampton Youth Bureau at 631.702.2425 or email pstrecker@southamptontownny.gov to guarantee a chance to perform.

• The Neo-Political Cowgirls will present their magical winter program, “Zima,” on the Montauk Green this Saturday, with 20-minute sessions at 2 p.m., 2:20 p.m. and 2:40 p.m. More details are online here.

• The Montauk Observatory is holding a lecture, “Turn Left At Orion: After 30 Years of Turning, Are We There Yet?” with Br. Guy Consolmagno and Prof. Dan Davis, this Saturday, March 4 at 7 p.m. at The Ross School in East Hampton. More details are online here.

• There’s plenty to do on the East End this weekend, and in the weeks ahead. Find out more in our events calendar, online here.

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

 March 3
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:55 a.m., 1:21 p.m.
MTK Hbr: 12:03 a.m., 12:29 p.m.
Greenport: 1:32 a.m., 1:58 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:24 a.m., 2:57 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 1:27 a.m., 1:53 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:54 a.m., 3:20 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:01 a.m., 3:27 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:48 a.m., 10:13 p.m.
 
March 4
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:51 a.m., 2:19 p.m.
MTK Hbr: 12:59 a.m., 1:27 p.m.
Greenport: 2:28 a.m., 2:56 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:19 a.m., 3:56 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 2:23 a.m., 2:51 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:50 a.m., 4:18 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:57 a.m., 4:25 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:42 a.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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