Good Morning!

• It will be mostly sunny today, with a high temperature near 41 degrees but wind chill values between 15 and 25, with a southwest wind 7 to 16 miles per hour, gusting as high as 33 mph. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 30. Thursday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 43 and Friday will be partly sunny, with a high near 38.

• “I see the housing problem as one of the most serious and immediate threats to the well-being and sustainability of our community,” says East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc, this week launching an All Hands on Housing effort by the town board. Read More.

• This Saturday, Jan. 15 at 10 a.m., the Riverhead Town Anti-Bias Task Force will host a program of speeches and writings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in honor of the preacher and Civil Rights leader’s birthday, celebrated with a national holiday, this year on Monday, Jan. 17. Here’s more information.

Suffolk County reported 3,129 new cases of Covid-19 on Monday, Jan. 10, with 23.2 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 1,038 people hospitalized who have the virus in the county — 168 of whom were new admissions — and 131 of the hospitalized patients were in ICU. The county reported 13 new fatalities from the virus, bringing the death toll here to 3,945 people since March of 2020.

• The Cutchogue Fire Department at 260 New Suffolk Road in Cutchogue is hosting a pop-up Covid-19 vaccination clinic Thursday through Saturday of this week, on Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday, Jan. 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free Pfizer first and second doses for adults and children ages 5 and up, and Pfizer and Moderna boosters will be available to the public. Register online here (Cutchogue is the last of five clinics listed on the page). Second doses will be offered Feb. 2 through Feb. 4.

• This year, Volunteers of Guild Hall, an independent non-profit organization, is highlighting the art made by the people who make Guild Hall run smoothly with an online exhibition of their work. Read More.

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

Jan. 12
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:50 a.m., 6:14 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 4:58 a.m., 5:22 p.m.
Greenport: 6:27 a.m., 6:51 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 7:05 a.m., 7:41 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 6:22 a.m., 6:46 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:49 a.m., 8:13 p.m.
South Jamesport: 7:56 a.m., 8:20 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 4:37 a.m., 4:59 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:46 a.m., 3:08 p.m.

Jan. 13
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:39 a.m., 7:02 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:47 a.m., 6:10 p.m.
Greenport: 7:16 a.m., 7:39 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 7:56 a.m., 8:31 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:11 a.m., 7:34 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:38 a.m., 9:01 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:45 a.m., 9:08 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 5:29 a.m., 5:56 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:38 a.m., 4:05 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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