Good Morning!

• We’re expecting increasing clouds throughout the day today, with a high near 29 degrees but wind chill values between zero and 10, with a northwest wind 14 to 18 miles per hour. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 13. Thursday will be partly sunny, with a high near 33. Friday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 37.

• At a time when many other local newspapers are putting up paywalls, we lay out our case for free access to our website in this month’s editorial, online here.

• Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell will give his annual State of the Town address this evening at 6 p.m. in the town hall meeting room. All are welcome to attend.

• Riverhead Town Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith has rescheduled her Wading River listening tour session for next Tuesday, March 12 at 6 p.m. at the Wading River Congregational Church at 2057 North Country Road. All are welcome to come share their concerns with the supervisor.

• Kent Animal Shelter in Riverhead is offering free and low cost spaying and neutering of cats — the service will be free for feral cats and $25 for domesticated cats — throughout the months of March and April. For more information or to make an appointment, call 631.727.5731 ext. 2.

• The North Fork Community Theatre is holding auditions for The Drowsy Chaperone, the first production in its newly renovated theater, on March 13 and 14 at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall on the Corner of Wickham and Pike in Mattituck. The Drowsy Chaperone is a fun ensemble show with over a dozen featured soloist and acting roles for men and women of all ages. Please be prepared to sing 32 bars of a Broadway style song. For more info, contact director, Mary Motto Kalich at 917.334.6639 or

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

March 6
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:46 a.m., 10:06 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:54 a.m., 9:14 p.m.
Greenport: 10:23 a.m., 10:43 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:15 a.m., 11:34 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:18 a.m., 10:38 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:45 a.m.
South Jamesport: 11:52 a.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:51 a.m., 9:12 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7 a.m., 7:21 p.m.

March 7
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:25 a.m., 10:45 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:33 a.m., 9:53 p.m.
Greenport: 11:02 a.m., 11:22 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:52 a.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:57 a.m., 11:17 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:05 a.m., 12:24 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:12 a.m., 12:31 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:26 a.m., 9:45 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:35 a.m., 7:54 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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