Good Morning!

• Today will be partly sunny and breezy, with a high near 36 degrees but wind chill values between 15 and 25. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 19. Friday will be sunny, with a high near 30, and Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 31.

• Journalist Karl Grossman, whose paternal grandparents settled in Sag Harbor more than a century ago, will discuss the history of Jews on the East End and their places of worship at the Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton this morning at 10 a.m. More details are online here.

• The Southampton Town Board meets in a closed executive session at 10 a.m. today to discuss personnel matters, litigation and property acquisitions. They have no public work session planned.

• The Riverhead Town board will hold a 10 a.m. closed executive session to discuss legal advice regarding hunting licenses, followed by a public work session at which they’ll discuss the temporary closure of the recreation trail at EPCAL, public safety and information technology updates, as well as proposed downtown code amendments. Their full agenda is online here.

• Two new theatrical productions open on the East End this week — “On Golden Pond” opens at the Hampton Theatre Company in Quogue this evening, and “Reasons to be Pretty” opens at the Southampton Cultural Center’s Center Stage on Friday. More details are online here.

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

January 10
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:28 a.m., 12:41 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:49 a.m.
Greenport: 1:05 a.m., 1:18 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:46 a.m., 1:59 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1 a.m., 1:13 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:27 am., 2:40 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:34 a.m., 2:47 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 11:36 a.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:45 a.m., 10:19 p.m.

January 11
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:15 a.m., 1:25 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:23 a.m., 12:33 p.m.
Greenport: 1:52 a.m., 2:02 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:27 a.m., 2:42 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:47 a.m., 1:57 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:14 a.m., 3:24 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:21 a.m., 3:31 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:10 a.m., 12:17 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:26 a.m., 11:01 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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