• We’re expecting light rain this morning, but the sun is expected to overcome this grey day by this afternoon. It will be breezy early, with a southwest wind 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 7 to 12 in the afternoon and a high near 45 degrees.We’re expecting rain overnight, with a temperature rising to around 49 by 4 a.m. Thursday will be cloudy, with a high near 54 and a 40 percent chance of afternoon rain. Friday will be mostly sunny, with a steady temperature around 44.
• New York State Assemblyman Fred Thiele announced Monday that, while adequate insurance coverage may keep Sag Harbor from being eligible for a disaster declaration in the wake of last month’s fire, the state and the federal government are currently considering East End lawmakers’ request for an “economic injury” declaration that would provide disaster loan assistance through the Small Business Administration to businesses affected by lost revenue due to the fire. Mr. Thiele estimates that about 50 businesses were affected by lost revenue during and in the aftermath of the fire, which occurred in the middle of the holiday shopping season.
• The Southold Anti-Bias Task Force, Southold Town and Greenport Village are hosting “Synergy Greenport,” an open and respectful conversation between the Southold Town Police and the community on Monday, Jan. 23 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at St. Agnes School on the corner of 6th Street and Front Street in Greenport. All are welcome to attend.
• Canio’s Books in Sag Harbor is hosting a six-week discussion course, “Seeing Systems: Peace, Justice and Sustainability,” on Thursday evenings 5 to 6:30 p.m. beginning tomorrow, Jan. 12. The course is created by Northwest Earth Institute (NWEI). More details are online here [$35 materials fee].
• As this snow melts, the East End’s woodlands are becoming more walkable just in time for tomorrow’s full moon. Nature groups throughout the East End have hikes planned for tomorrow night, and for the weeks ahead. Our full hike listings are online here. Bookmark the page for the latest information on East End hikes throughout the year.
• “4000 Miles,” Amy Herzog’s comic drama that won the Obie Award for Best New American Play and was a finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize, opens tomorrow night at 7 p.m. at the Hampton Theatre Company in Quogue and runs through Jan. 29. More details are online here. [$30]
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
MTK Hbr: 7:30 a.m., 7:53 p.m.
Orient: 8:31 a.m., 8:54 p.m.
Greenport: 8:59 a.m., 9:22 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 8:54 a.m., 9:17 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 10:21 a.m., 10:44 p.m.
S. JPT: 10:28 a.m., 10:51 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:48 a.m., 6:18 p.m.
MTK Hbr: 8:20 a.m., 8:44 p.m.
Orient: 9:21 a.m., 9:45 p.m.
Greenport: 9:49 a.m., 10:13 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 9:44 a.m., 10:08 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 11:11 a.m., 11:35 p.m.
S. JPT: 11:18 a.m., 11:42 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:39 a.m., 7:10 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today