Last hint of winter Monday in Flanders Bay.
Last hint of winter Monday in Flanders Bay.

Good Morning!

• There’s a 50 percent chance of rain today, mainly after 2 p.m., with a high near 54 degrees and a south wind 8 to 11 miiles per hour. We’re expecting showers overnight, with a steady temperature around 51. There’s a 30 percent chance of morning showers Wednesday, gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 57. Thursday will be sunny and breezy, with a high near 47.

• East Hampton Town on Monday filed a petition asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn an appeals court decision over the town’s proposed airport noise regulations. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• Congressman Lee Zeldin will hold a Facebook Live session tonight at 7:30 p.m., allowing constituents to ask questions in the comments section of the session. Anyone can access the live stream through Mr. Zeldin’s Facebook page.

• About 100 people gathered into the Southampton Town Senior Center in Hampton Bays Sunday afternoon for a grassroots town hall meeting to share their concerns about the human impact of the direction the country is heading. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss bids on the Gardiner Mill Cottage, a potential NYSERDA energy research and development grant and the town’s 2016 Annual Aquaculture Report at their 10 a.m. meeting this morning at town hall. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Riverhead Town Board will hold public hearings on proof of cleaning of pretreatment and flow equalizing sewer facilities and on proposed weight restrictions of eight tons on Hubbard Avenue, Meetinghouse Creek Road and Peconic Bay Boulevard at their 2 p.m. meeting this afternoon.

• The Shelter Island Town Board will discuss short term rentals, site plan review, Congdon Creek dock bids, wetland permits and proposed zoning revisions at their 1 p.m. work session this afternoon. Their full agenda is online here.

• Historian Sandi Brewster-Walker will lead a lecture entitled “Along the North Fork: Myths, Folk Tales and Legends vs Realities of Slavery” this Friday, March 10 at 4 p.m. at the Peconic Landing Community Center. This event is free and open to all. More details are online here.

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

March 7
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:14 a.m., 5:41 p.m.
MTK Hbr: 4:22 a.m., 4:49 p.m.
Greenport: 5:51 a.m., 6:18 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 6:32 a.m., 7:12 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 5:46 a.m., 6:13 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:13 a.m., 7:40 p.m.
South Jamesport: 7:20 a.m., 7:47 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:14 a.m., 2:54 p.m.

March 8
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:16 a.m., 6:38 p.m.
MTK Hbr: 5:24 a.m., 5:46 p.m.
Greenport: 6:53 a.m., 7:15 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 7:37 a.m., 8:13 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 6:48 a.m., 7:10 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:15 a.m., 8:37 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:22 a.m., 8:44 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:21 a.m., 3:59 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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