Good Morning!

• Today will be sunny and breezy with a high temperature near 53 degrees and a west wind 17 to 21 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 36. There’s a slight chance of showers overnight, with skies clearing throughout the night and a low of 31. Thursday will be sunny, with a high near 47. Friday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 45 and a 50 percent chance of rain after 1 p.m.

• Northwell Health Labs announced late Monday it expects to begin coronavirus testing at its laboratory in Lake Success in Nassau County within a week, now that the US Food & Drug Administration has given the green light for outside labs to conduct the COVID-19 test. Northwell Health operates 23 hospitals in the New York metropolitan area, including Riverhead’s Peconic Bay Medical Center. Northwell representatives say they are working to enable in-hospital laboratory testing at its hospitals “within a month or so.” The Beacon’s ongoing coverage of this public health crisis is online here.

• Southold Town has requested a new round of bids for renewable energy proposals at the town’s capped Cutchogue landfill, after the town was able to exit a 2014 contract with a California company that has since gone bankrupt. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• On two stages separated by the Peconic Bays this March, tribes of local theater people are embarking on two tales that provide new takes on some of the most recognizable stories in English literature. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• The Children’s Museum of the East End has announced that it has begun offering a weekly, family art program at its new location in Riverside. More details are online here.

• East End Arts is looking for an artist to create a signature piece for its “Reflections: Art in the Park” project, and is holding a mandatory meeting for potential artists at its Carriage House on East Main Street on March 24 at 6 p.m. Registration is online here.

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

March 4
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:06 a.m., 5:38 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 4:14 a.m., 4:46 p.m.
Greenport: 5:43 a.m., 6:15 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 6:08 a.m., 6:55 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 5:38 a.m., 6:10 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:05 a.m., 7:37 p.m.
South Jamesport: 7:12 a.m., 7:44 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 3:25 a.m., 4:16 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:34 a.m., 2:25 p.m.

March 5
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:02 a.m., 6:29 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:10 a.m., 5:37 p.m.
Greenport: 6:39 a.m., 7:06 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 7:11 a.m., 7:53 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 6:34 a.m., 7:01 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:01 a.m., 8:28 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:08 a.m., 8:35 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 4:34 a.m., 5:23 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:43 a.m., 3:32 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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