Good Morning!

• Today will be sunny, with a high near 30 degrees but wind chill values between 5 and 15, with a northwest wind 15 to 18 miles per hour. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 13. Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 32. There’s a 20 percent chance of light snow overnight Saturday, with skies clearing and a high near 30 degrees on Sunday.

• Gordon G. Ryan Esq. has been selected to be the Montauk Friends of Erin 57th Grand Marshal. He will lead the Friends of Erin St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday, March 24, kicking off at 11:30 a.m. Mr. Ryan has been an attorney in Montauk since the mid-1970s, and he’s been selected for his more than 30 years of local contributions and public service to the community.

• Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Fred Thiele and State Senator Ken LaValle mandating formal community notice of electric utility transmission projects by LIPA and PSEG-LI has been signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo.  The bill was introduced in response to controversies created by LIPA and PSEG-LI in East Hampton and Eastport by the utilities’ failure to adequately notify public officials and affected residents about pending electric transmission projects. Each project ended up in litigation. Under the new law, notice must be provided by first class mail to every county, town, village, or city in which the project is to be located; every utility customer within 500 feet of the proposed transmission project; and to the members of the state legislature representing the areas affected by the project.

• The first in a four-part series of sessions titled “Diving into Drawdown,” about bringing our community together to explore global warming solutions presented in Paul Hawken’s Project Drawdown, will be held this morning at 10:15 a.m. at the Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton. More details are online here.

  • Playwright Neil LaButte’s “Reasons to be Pretty” opens at the Southampton Cultural Center’s Center Stage on this evening, and “On Golden Pond” opened at the Hampton Theatre Company in Quogue last night. Each production is up for three weeks. More details are online here.

• Get the details on all the East End’s upcoming goings-on in our Events Calendar.

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

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.

January 12
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:02 a.m., 2:11 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:10 a.m., 1:19 p.m.
Greenport: 2:39 a.m., 2:48 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:10 a.m., 3:29 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 2:34 a.m., 2:43 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:01 a.m., 4:10 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:08 a.m., 4:17 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:52 a.m., 1 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:09 a.m., 11:43 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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