Pictured Above: A winning alliance formed by (left to right) the Westhampton Beach Hurricanes, Team R.I.C.E. from Southold High School and the CyberCats from The Wheatley School displayed their championship banners at the Long Island Regional #1 Robotics Competition last weekend.

Good Morning!

• There’s a 30 percent chance of light rain before 10 a.m. and then again after 2 p.m. today, with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 59, with a south wind 11 to 16 miles per hour, increasing to 17 to 22 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 33 mph. Showers are likely overnight, with a low around 49. There’s a 30 percent chance of showers Friday, mainly after 2 p.m., with partly sunny skies and a high near 56. Saturday will be sunny, with a high near 50.

• A winning alliance formed by the Westhampton Beach Hurricanes, Team R.I.C.E. from Southold High School and the CyberCats from The Wheatley School took top honors at the Long Island Regional #1 Robotics Competition last weekend. during the 2022 SBPLI Long Island Regional #1 Robotics Competition held the weekend of March 21 through March 23 at Hofstra University.

• Save the Sound holds a free, public webinar to see the hidden world of Plum Island’s underwater biodiversity and learn what scientific divers found beneath the surface in “Exploring Plum Island’s Marine Habitats” this evening at 7 p.m. You can register online here.

• The Southold Town Board holds a special meeting this morning at 10 a.m. to discuss a town buildings visioning plan. Here’s the Zoom link.

• The Alzheimer’s Association & Long Island Chapter and East End Committee invite East End residents to take part in an Alzheimer’s Community Forum on Thursday, April 7 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Riverhead Library. Here’s more info.

Suffolk County reported 130 new cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday, March 29, with 1.9 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 63 people hospitalized with the virus in the county, with five of them in ICU. The county reported two new fatalities from the virus, bringing the death toll here to 4,363 people since March of 2020.

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

March 31
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:58 a.m., 10:16 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:06 a.m., 9:24 p.m.
Greenport: 10:35 a.m., 10:53 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:38 a.m., 11:57 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:30 a.m., 10:48 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:57 a.m.
South Jamesport: 12:04 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:13 a.m., 9:38 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:22 a.m., 7:47 p.m.

April 1
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:41 a.m., 10:58 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:49 a.m., 10:06 p.m.
Greenport: 11:18 a.m., 11:35 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:22 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:13 a.m., 11:30 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:15 a.m., 12:40 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:22 a.m., 12:47 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:56 a.m., 10:18 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:05 a.m., 8:27 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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