Good Morning!

• We’re expecting rain today, mainly before 3 p.m., with a high temperature near 51 degrees and an east wind 9 to 11 miles per hour. Rain will continue this evening, mainly before 10 p.m., with an overnight low around 41. We’re expecting more rain on Wednesday, mainly after 1 p.m., with a south wind 5 to 7 miles per hour, becoming east in the afternoon. Rain continues through early Thursday, mainly before 1 p.m.

• The East Hampton Town Board discusses the New York State “Pro-Housing Community” program, the Fire Island to Montauk Point beach replenishment project in downtown Montauk and Ditch Plains at its 11 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on LTV’s YouTube channel.

• The Riverhead Town Board holds a public hearing on an extension of the Riverhead Water District to Maris Farms at its 2 p.m. regular meeting this afternoon. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live here.

• The Riverhead Fire Department at 540 Roanoke Ave. hosts a New York Blood Center blood drive this afternoon and evening from 1 to 7 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments can also be made online here.

• Stony Brook Southampton Food Lab at 39 Montauk Highway, Southampton. (Chancellors Hall, Second Floor) holds a Tea Talk Tuesday this afternoon from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.  Attendees will hear a presentation on elderberry syrup from Rachel Stephens of Sweet Woodland Farms, with products available for sale from the farm and Superfood City. More details are at TheFoodLab.org.

• The Church in Sag Harbor hosts a preview of “Performance Con: Take One” this evening at 6 p.m. A master of movement-based improvisation and a poet working in video make a new work that considers notions of theater, performative relations, etymology and improvisation. More details are at thechurchsagharbor.org.

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

March 5
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:10 a.m., 5:45 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 4:18 a.m., 4:53 p.m.
Greenport: 5:47 a.m., 6:22 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 6:19 a.m., 7:05 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 5:42 a.m., 6:17 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:09 a.m., 7:44 p.m.
South Jamesport: 7:16 a.m., 7:51 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 3:44 a.m., 4:24 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:53 a.m., 2:33 p.m.

March 6
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:10 a.m., 6:37 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:18 a.m., 5:45 p.m.
Greenport: 6:47 a.m., 7:14 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 7:25 a.m., 8:05 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 6:42 a.m., 7:09 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:09 a.m., 8:36 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:16a.m., 8:43 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 4:56 a.m., 5:35 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:05 a.m., 3:44 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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