• The Grand Marshal for next weekend’s Am-O-Gansett St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be the Amagansett School! One of the oldest and beloved institutions in Amagansett town, the schoolchildren, staff, faculty, parents and alumni will proudly lead the parade this year as a shining example of the best Amagansett has to offer. The parade will be held next Saturday, March 15, at 12:02 p.m. Don’t be late or you’ll miss one of the shortest parades in the world.
• Ornithologist Rob Bierregaard’s annual tracking of ospreys on their voyage back from the southern hemisphere has begun! His first update on the progress of the migration is online here, where you can also sign up to get future newsletters. North Fork Bob, who received a transmitter four years ago, usually begins his journey back to Cutchogue from Venezuela in late March, just in time for World Osprey Week, which is March 24 through 28. Most ospreys start returning to Long Island around St. Patrick’s Day.
• Read our full report on Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell’s State of the Town Address from Thursday night online here.
• Don’t forget the Peconic Estuary Program’s Community Water Quality Workshop is today. More information is online here.
• The Beacon’s Week in Review will be delivered piping hot to inboxes throughout the East End in the wee hours of tomorrow morning. To get your very own copy each week, sign up here: http://eepurl.com/Amk7T.
• Oh, yeah, y’all gotta get up at 2 a.m. tomorrow and spring your clock forward an hour. Or you could just do it tonight before you go to bed. Or you could party until 2 a.m. and then set your clocks forward and be real exhausted on Sunday. Your call.
• Don’t forget to plan your week ahead with The Beacon’s Events Calendar.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.