Good Morning!

• We’re expecting rain this morning, tapering off before 10 a.m., with a high temperature near 58 degrees and cloudy skies this afternoon. Clouds will continue overnight, with a low around 31, and into Saturday, when the high will be 39 degrees. Sunday will be windy, with a high near 41, and Monday will be partly sunny, with a high near 41.

• The Southold Town Board will consider a 12-month moratorium on Battery Energy Storage Systems while developing town code to regulate such facilities, Town Supervisor Scott Russell announced on the afternoon of Jan. 12, just prior to a forum on BESS systems scheduled for last evening by the Cutchogue Civic Association. Read More.

• Riverhead State Assemblywoman Jodi Giglio is partnering with the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office and Dr. Errol D. Toulon, Jr. to offer training to the public on recognizing signs of an opioid overdose and how to administer the opioid overdose reversal drug Naloxone. The training is set to take place next Wednesday, Jan. 18 from 3 to 6 p.m. in the Hotel Indigo at the Riverhead Banquet Hall, 1830 West Main Street, Rt. 25, Riverhead, NY 1190. To register, contact Assemblywoman Giglio’s office at 631.727.0204 or at

• The East Hampton Trails Preservation Society holds a “White Pines in Winter” hike Saturday morning. Meet at 10 a.m. at the intersection of Old Northwest Road and Northwest Road in East Hampton for a five-mile circuit hike through the Northwest Woods. Email leader Rick Whalen for info at

• Cutchogue Resident and Translator Keming Liu Riley reads from her recent translation of poet Zhang Lian’s “Twilight” at the Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library, 27550 Main Road, Cutchogue on Saturday at 2 p.m. Zhang Lian is a struggling potato farmer who turned to poetry to describe the harsh beauty of his environment and his daily struggle to eke out an existence. More info is at

• The Quogue Wildlife Refuge at 3 Old Country Road in Quogue hosts its annual Fireside Winter Poetry Saturday from 4 to 5 p.m. This open reading for poets, listeners, and friends is hosted by local poet and published author Maggie Bloomfield. More info is at

• The Daahoud Salim Quintet performs as part of the Hamptons Jazz Fest at Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane in Southampton on Saturday at 7 p.m. This international quintet, led by pianist and composer Daahoud Salim, was created in Amsterdam in 2015. Their music is based on compositions by Daahoud and his father Abdu Salim, one of the pioneers of jazz in Spain, founder of the first school of Jazz of Andalusia. It includes Bruno Calvo on trumpet, Pablo Martínez on trombone, Hendrik Müller on double bass and  Andreu Pitarch on drums. Tickets are $20 or $15 for SAC Members and are available at

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

January 13
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:01 a.m., 2:04 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:09 a.m., 1:12 p.m.
Greenport: 2:38 a.m., 2:41 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:11 a.m., 3:28 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 2:33 a.m., 2:36 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4 a.m., 4:03 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:07 a.m., 4:10 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:56 a.m., 12:48 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:57 a.m., 11:47 p.m.

January 14
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:47 a.m., 2:55 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:55 a.m., 2:03 p.m.
Greenport: 3:24 a.m., 3:32 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:57 a.m., 4:21 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:19 a.m., 3:27 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:46 a.m., 4:54 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:53 a.m., 5:01 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 1:38 

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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