A friend of the Big Duck
A friend of the Big Duck

Good Morning!

• We’re staying on the winter weather wagon, for now. Tonight we’re expecting rain, sleet and snow, changing over to all snow after 2 a.m. tomorrow, We’re expecting accumulations of between 5 and 9 inches by the end of the day tomorrow, according to the National Weather Service.

• Yesterday evening’s Greenport village candidate debate and Southampton Town Board meeting were cancelled due to the inclement weather. The Greenport debate was rescheduled for March 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. Southampton has scheduled a special town board meeting for this afternoon at 2:30 p.m. and a second special town board meeting for 6 p.m. March 10. Southampton also has a regular 1 p.m. town board meeting March 10.

• Stony Brook Southampton MFA in Creative Writing professors Ursula Hegi, Susan Merrill, Roger Rosenblatt, Julie Sheehan and Lou Ann Walker are scheduled to read tonight at Writers Speak Wednesdays in the Radio Lounge in Chancellor’s Hall. We’ll update our Facebook page if that changes. More information is online here.

• Amagansett Library is hosting a new Songwriters Circle on the first Thursday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m., beginning tomorrow, March 5. Songwriters who’d like to get involved are asked to bring at least 10 copies of lyric sheets and be prepared to stay for the full two hours. More information is online here.

• The state DEC and the Peconic Estuary Program have planned a training session for alewife monitors to search the creeks and streams of Long Island this spring to find migratory alewifes. The session will be held on Thursday, March 5 from 7 to 8 p.m. at Cornell Cooperative Extension’s office at 423 Griffing Ave. in Rierhead. RSVP to Julie Nace at julie.nace@dec.ny.gov or by calling 631.444.0871. More information about alewife monitoring is online here.

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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