Good Morning!

• There’s a 50 percent chance of showers today, mainly after 4 p.m., with mostly cloudy skies and a high temperature near 47. It will be cloudy overnight, with low around 30 and a chance of rain and snow showers before 1 a.m, then a slight chance of snow showers between 1 and 3 a.m. Skies will clear gradually on Saturday, with a high near 43. Sunday will be sunny, with a high near 50.

• If you live alongside a stream or a lake or a freshwater or saltwater wetland, your property can play a crucial role in helping to stabilize our waterways. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is looking for property owners to help with an innovative new project.

• On two stages separated by the Peconic Bays beginning this evening, 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.

• Black & Sparrow perform tonight at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork’s monthly Songwriters Share to benefit the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons this evening at 7:30 p.m. More details are online here.

• Stony Brook’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Science will hold a public lecture on “Safeguarding Marine Megafauna in a Changing Climate” at Stony Brook Southampton College this evening at 7:30 p.m. More details are online here.

• The Bridgehampton Fire Department is hosting a fundraiser for critical care emergency medical technician Randy Hoffman, who was paralyzed after a spinal surgery last December, on Saturday, March 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 and include pasta, meatballs, salad, bread, and soft drinks. There will also be a 50/50 raffle. Tickets are available in advance at 631.537.0336 or at the door.     

• The Old Town Arts & Crafts Guild in Cutchogue is seeking entries through April 5 for its spring juried art competition, titled “Another Moment In Time.” More details on the show and how to enter are online here.

• Get the details on this weekend’s events in our Events Calendar.

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

March 6
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:52 a.m., 7:16 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6 a.m., 6:24 p.m.
Greenport: 7:29 a.m., 7:53 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:11 a.m., 8:48 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:24 a.m., 7:48 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:51 a.m., 9:15 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:58 a.m., 9:22 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 5:42 a.m., 6:24 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:51 a.m., 4:33 p.m.

March 7
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:40 a.m., 8:01 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:48 a.m., 7:09 p.m.
Greenport: 8:17 a.m., 8:38 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:06 a.m., 9:39 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:12 a.m., 8:33 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:39 a.m., 10 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:46 a.m., 10:07 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 6:42 a.m., 7:18 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:51 a.m., 5:27 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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