Good Morning!

• Today will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 40 degrees, with wind chill values between 20 and 30 and a light west wind. It will be cloudy this evening, then gradually clearing, with a low around 23. Tuesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 41 and Wednesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 42.

• Teachers, first responders, public safety and transit workers, along with those ages 75 and up, can begin to receive the Covid-19 vaccine today. Here’s the latest from New York State.

Suffolk County reported 1,732 new cases of Covid-19 in the 24 hours ending Sunday, with 9.6 percent of people tested testing positive. There are currently 787 people hospitalized with the virus in the county, with 134 in intensive care. Twenty-three percent of hospital beds in the county are currently available. The county reported 15 new deaths from the virus on Sunday, bringing the death toll here to 2,453 people.

• The Immaculate Conception R.C. Church at 580 Main Street in Westhampton Beach is hosting a New York Blood Center blood drive this afternoon and evening from 2 to 8 p.m. Appointments are recommended, online here.

• The East Hampton Town Board will accept public comments on the latest draft of its agreements to allow the cable from the South Fork Wind Farm to be placed under town roads at its Tuesday, Jan. 12 work session. Here are more details.

• The Beacon’s Week in Review was delivered piping hot to inboxes throughout the East End in the wee hours of Sunday morning. To get your own copy each week, sign up here.

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

January 11
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:51 a.m., 8:16 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:59 a.m., 7:24 p.m.
Greenport: 8:28 a.m., 8:53 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:23 a.m., 9:59 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:23 a.m., 8:48 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:50 a.m., 10:15 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:57 a.m., 10:22 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 7:08 a.m., 7:35 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:17 a.m., 5:44 p.m.

January 12
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:41 a.m., 9:06 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:49 a.m., 8:14 p.m.
Greenport: 9:18 a.m., 9:43 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:16 a.m., 10:50 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:13 a.m., 9:38 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:40 a.m., 11:05 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:47 a.m., 11:12 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8 a.m., 8:28 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:09 a.m., 6:37 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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