Good Morning!

• We’re expecting sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 43 degrees and wind chill values between 20 and 30 degrees, with a northwest wind 14 to 16 miles per hour. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 24. We’re expecting increasing clouds on Friday, with a high near 53 and a 20 percent chance of rain after 20 p.m. We’re expecting rain and wind Saturday, tapering to showers, through 2 p.m., with a high temperature near 58 degrees.

• The Carbon CREW Project, a local organization looking to empower individuals to make local and personal changes to combat climate change, is hosting an online discussion on the Climate Planning Process this evening from 7:45 to 8:45 p.m. Here’s more info on how to attend.

• The Riverhead Town Board is slated to meet in private executive session for the first portion of its 10 a.m. work session this morning to discuss several contractual, personnel and legal issues. At the work session portion of the meeting, which is open to the public, the board is slated to discuss the donation of a flower-clock to the Town Square, special permits for new construction on East Main Street, Battery Energy Storage Systems, a possible Lending Locker and an update on the town’s ethics committee. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live here.

• Group for the East End hosts a Pipes Cove Preserve Nature Walk Saturday, April 1 from 10 a.m. to Noon. Meet at the Arshamomaque Preserve parking lot on Route 25 for a trip to look and listen for signs of spring, including breeding amphibians, songbirds singing on nesting territories, plants leafing out, and a few plants flowering. More information on this free event is at groupfortheeastend.org.

• The Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons holds a Roundtable Discussion on “Gardening for Wellbeing: Creating a Garden Sanctuary” on Saturday, April 1 at 10:30 a.m. at the Bridgehampton Community House. More info is at hahgarden.org.

• The Old Town Arts and Crafts in Cutchogue is hosting a “Small Works” exhibition and sale celebrating 75th Anniversary of the Guild opening April 15. Artists and crafters are invited to submit artwork or craft no larger than 12×12 inches (any medium). Each artwork or craft will be sold at $75: $50 to the artist and $25 to support the Guild. Each artist/crafter may submit from 1-3 pieces. This exhibition is open to all and there are no entrance fees. Items may be dropped off on Monday, April 10 or Tuesday, April 11 from 10 am to 1 pm. The submission form is available at oldtownartsguild.org.

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

March 30
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:57 a.m., 6:25 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:05 a.m., 5:33 p.m.
Greenport: 6:34 a.m., 7:02 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 7:02 a.m., 7:41 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 6:29 a.m., 6:57 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:56 a.m., 8:24 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:03 a.m., 8:31 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 4:25 a.m., 5:12 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:34 a.m., 3:21 p.m.

March 31
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:57 a.m., 7:18 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:05 a.m., 6:26 p.m.
Greenport: 7:34 a.m., 7:55 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:03 a.m., 8:37 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:29 a.m., 7:50 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:56 a.m., 9:17 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:03 a.m., 9:24 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 5:26 a.m., 6:12 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:35 a.m., 4:21 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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