• Today will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 43 but wind chill values between 25 and 35, with an east wind 6 to 9 miles per hour. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 31. There’s a 20 percent chance of rain after 1 p.m. Tuesday, but otherwise it will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 48. Wednesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 49.
• The South Fork Commuter Connection rail and bus service has dropped the $1 surcharge for the bus connection beginning today. More details are online here.
• The concept of grace is central to Christianity, which makes this idea of outrageous and selfless giving somewhat of an outlier in a secular world. But grace has never been more important and needed in our modern lives. We look at this concept through a new lens in this month’s editorial.
• Hayground School, in partnership with the Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreational Center, presents a free community screening of the new film Just Mercy, about the young lawyer Bryan Stevenson and his history-making battle for justice, at the Regal UA East Hampton Cinema next Sunday, Jan. 18 at 1 p.m. More details are online here.
• Because a new year is always about beginnings — your yard and garden being no exception — our Gardenwise columnist, Susan Tito, has come up with six suggestions for 2020 that may inspire you to think about gardening in a different way.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:31 a.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:39 a.m., 11:12 p.m.
Greenport: 12:08 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:48 a.m., 1:03 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:03 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:11 a.m., 1:30 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:18 a.m., 1:37 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10:36 a.m., 11:18 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:45 a.m., 9:27 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:04 a.m., 12:23 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:31 p.m.
Greenport: 12:41 a.m., 1 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:38 a.m., 1:55 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:36 a.m., 12:55 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:03 a.m., 2:22 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:10 a.m., 2:29 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 11:30 a.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:39 a.m., 10:23 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.