Good Morning, and Happy International Women’s Day!

• We’re expecting mostly sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 49 degrees and a north wind 6 to 11 miles per hour, becoming east in the afternoon. We’re expecting increasing clouds overnight, with a low around 33. Saturday will be cloudy, with a high near 49 and a 40 percent chance of rain after 1 p.m. Sunday will be partly sunny, with a high near 51 and a west wind 14 to 20 miles per hour, gusting to 31.

• If you thought you’d heard the last of expelled GOP Congressman George Santos, you were wrong, and the news is closer to home than you might expect. Santos announced last night on X that he will be running a GOP primary campaign against Congressman Nick LaLota to represent CD1, which includes the entire East End. Read More.

• If International Women’s Day gets you to thinking about equal rights, and you’d like to share the spirit this weekend, The League of Women Voters of The Hamptons, North Fork and Shelter Island will hold a multi-faceted arts and educational program highlighting a new equal rights amendment to the New York State constitution, which will appear on the New York State ballot in November tomorrow, March 9, from 1 to 5 p.m. at East Hampton Town’s LTV Studios. Find Out More.

Canio’s Books in Sag Harbor celebrates International Women’s Day today from Noon to 2 p.m. Bring a bag lunch and a poem or a piece of writing by a female author and enjoy a little sisterhood among the books. Here’s More Info.

• The Parrish Art Museum in Watermill hosts a discussion on Women Artists in “Beyond the Horizon,” the museum’s current exhibition, this evening at 6 p.m. It’s a conversation with three female artists — Renate Aller, April Gornik and Susan Vecsey. Find Out More.

 St. Patrick’s Day parades are around the corner, stepping off with the Westhampton Beach and Cutchogue parades tomorrow, March 9. Here’s More Info.

• Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead holds a “Get Inspired Bargain Book Sale” today and tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with craft and cooking books, patterns, fabric and yarn to get you inspired for projects in the coming year. The museum’s newly set up spring gift shop will be open as well. All proceeds benefit the museum. Here’s More Info.

• “The Father” opens this evening at North Fork Community Theatre, 12700 Old Sound Ave., Mattituck. 8 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays through March 24. As a father tries to make sense of his aging process, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and even the fabric of his reality. Find Out More.

• Guild Hall in East Hampton holds a Member Opening Reception for “Darlene Charneco: Field Mappings — Weaves and Touchmaps” and “A Creative Retreat — Portraits of Artists” at Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton on Saturday from 11 a.m. to Noon. It’s an on ongoing series of artworks inspired by dreams, visions, nature studies and the common thread of ritual found in many cultures and religions, on view through May 6. Galleries are open with free admission Fridays through Mondays from Noon to 5 p.m. Find out more at guildhall.org.

• The Southold Historical Museum hosts a free lecture on “Farm to Table: A Not So New Concept” with Diane Schwindt, historic cook at the Ketcham Inn Foundation Museum, Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Southold Town Recreation Center, 970 Peconic Lane in Peconic. Here’s More Info.

• The Mattituck-Laurel Historical Society at 18200 Main Road in Mattituck hosts a lecture on “Local Native Americans: Their Culture and Artifacts“on Sunday at 2 p.m. All are welcome to this free event.

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

March 8
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:51 a.m., 8:12 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:59 a.m., 7:20 p.m.
Greenport: 8:28 a.m., 8:49 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:22 a.m., 9:51 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:23 a.m., 8:44 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:50 a.m., 10:11 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:57 a.m., 10:18 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 7:01 a.m., 7:30 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:10 a.m., 5:39 p.m.

March 9
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:39 a.m., 9 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:47 a.m., 8:08 p.m.
Greenport: 9:16 a.m., 9:37 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:14 a.m., 10:40 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:11 a.m., 9:32 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:38 a.m., 10:59 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:45 a.m., 11:06 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 7:53 a.m., 8:20 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:02 a.m., 6:29 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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