Good Morning!

• We’re expecting increasing clouds today, with a high temperature near 52 degrees and a 30 percent chance of showers after 2 p.m., with wind chill values between 20 and 30 early and a south wind 7 to 15 miles per hour. Showers are likely overnight, mainly after 2 a.m., with a low around 47 and a southwest wind 15 to 18 miles per hour. Showers will again continue on Saturday, with thunderstorms possible after 2 p.m., a high near 55 degrees and a southwest wind 18 to 26 miles per hour, gusting as high as 37. Sunday will be sunny and breezy, with a high near 46.

• LIPA approved a new “Time of Use” rate structure on Wednesday, which will be phased in as the standard electric rate beginning next year. The rate structure is designed to reward customers who use their electricity during non-peak hours. Peak hours are generally between 3 and 7 p.m. Here’s more info.

• The Riverhead Recreation Department’s annual Easter Egg Hunt at Stotzky Park will be held this evening at 6 p.m., with separate egg hunts available for children of all ages to allow everyone to participate. Here’s more info.

• Greenport’s Floyd Memorial Library will hold an opening reception for a new exhibition, “Where Will You Go? The North Fork in Book Illustrations” this evening from 6 to 8 p.m., featuring work by artists Kara Hoblin, Alan Bull and Danielle Rodger. Here’s more info.

• The Jamesport St. Patrick’s Day Parade, postponed from last Saturday, will be held on the Main Road in Jamesport tomorrow afternoon at 1 p.m. Here’s more info.

• Josephine Smith of the Shinnecock Nation will give a presentation on Native American arts, crafts & food preparation Saturday morning at 11 a.m. at Hallockville Museum Farm on Sound Avenue in Riverhead. Here’s how to register.

• VSOP Projects gallery in Greenport will hold an opening reception for “Four Rooms, Five” with artists Natalie Baxter, Derek Erdman, Thea Gregorius and Devin Yalkin Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m. Here’s more info.

• The Beacon’s April print edition will be on newsstands throughout the East End by mid-morning today. You’ll read much of our coverage in print before you find it here, and print subscriptions support much of the work we do. Pick up a copy on one of these newsstands today!

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

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.

April 1
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:46 a.m., 8:03 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:54 a.m., 7:11 p.m.
Greenport: 8:23 a.m., 8:40 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:59 a.m., 9:27 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:18 a.m., 8:35 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:45 a.m., 10:02 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:52 a.m., 10:09 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 6:26 a.m., 7:06 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:35 a.m., 5:15 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

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