Good Morning!

• We’re expecting a 20 percent chance of light rain before 8 a.m. today, with mostly cloudy skies through mid-morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 56 degrees and a west wind 9 to 13 miles per hour. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 25. Wednesday will be sunny, with a high near 53 and Thursday will be partly sunny, with a high near 57.

• New York State announced Monday it will be opening a mass vaccination site at Stony Brook Southampton College in the upcoming weeks. We’ll have more details as they become available. Here’s where to register on the state’s mass vaccination registration website, though this location has not yet been added to the list of options.

Suffolk County reported 552 new cases of Covid-19 on March 7, with 4.3 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 390 people hospitalized with the virus, with 90 of them in ICU and 28 percent of hospital beds available. The county reported one new fatality from the virus, bringing the death toll here to 3,126 people. The county also reported that 269,166 residents have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccination, or 18.2 percent of the population, while 137,886 people have been fully vaccinated in the county.

• Southold Town will hold its second Zoom informational meeting on the New Suffolk Parking Study this evening at 6 p.m. Here’s how to log on.

• The Southold Town Board will also discuss beach use for the upcoming season, continuance of outdoor seating at restaurants, non-profit community events and two proposed changes to the town’s zoning code at its 9 a.m. work session this morning. The board has one public hearing, on the purchase of farmland development rights on 64 acres of a parcel of farmland just west of Alvah’s Lane on the Main Road in Cutchogue, at its 4:30 p.m. regular meeting. Here’s the agenda for both meetings, here’s how to log on to the work session, and here’s the login for the regular meeting.

• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss its Police Reform & Reinvention Preliminary Plan at its 11 a.m. work session this morning, along with amendments to the town’s fire prevention code. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on LTV’s YouTube channel.

• The Southampton Town Board will hold public hearings on town oversight of mining and reclamation activities, on having the town board approve changes in non-conforming uses instead of the zoning board and on reducing the required acreage for a conservation easement from 10 to 7 acres. Here’s the agenda, and here’s how to join the meeting.

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

March 9
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:42 a.m., 7:07 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:50 a.m., 6:15 p.m.
Greenport: 7:19 a.m., 7:44 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:05 a.m., 8:40 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:14 a.m., 7:39 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:41 a.m., 9:06 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:48 a.m., 9:13 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 5:42 a.m., 6:16 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:51 a.m., 4:25 p.m.

March 10
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:33 a.m., 7:53 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:41 a.m., 7:01 p.m.
Greenport: 8:10 a.m., 8:30 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:03 a.m., 9:32 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:05 a.m., 8:25 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:32 a.m., 9:52 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:39 a.m., 9:59 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 6:41 a.m., 7:10 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:50 a.m., 5:19 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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