Good Morning!

• Today will be sunny, with a high near 38 degrees and wind chill values between 10 and 20, with a light northwest wind increasing to 6 to 11 miles per hour in the morning. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 18. Wednesday will be sunny, with a high near 40, and Thursday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 33.

• The Southold Town Board will discuss boiler maintenance in the Department of Public Works, Recreational Overlay Zones, drainage issues and updates on a proposed traffic light at Oaklawn Avenue and the intersection of Love Lane and the Main Road in Mattituck at their 9:45 a.m. work session this morning. There are no public hearings scheduled for their 7 p.m. meeting this evening. Their full agenda for both meetings is online here.

• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss Deepwater Wind’s archeological test pits for their proposed power transmission line at Beach Lane in Wainscott, South Fork Commuter Connection recommendations, a licensing agreement at Duck Creek Farm, proposals for five-year beach parking and driving permits, and legislation regarding fences, commercial tour boats and banning the intentional release of balloons at their 10 a.m. work session this morning at town hall. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Shelter Island Town board will discuss the historical society’s request for parking in an adjacent town-owned lot, recycling center fees, septic requirements, well registry forms, 2019 goals and other issues at their 1p.m. work session this afternoon at town hall. Their full agenda is online here.

• Eliana Fernandez and Gabriela Andrade from Make The Road will discuss the Green Light NY campaign to pass legislation so that all New Yorkers can get a driver’s license at PEER’s monthly meeting in Bridgehampton this evening at 6:30 p.m. More details are online here.

• The Town of Southampton will accept applications for the second round of resident CPF Water Quality Improvement Projects through March 15, 2019.  Applicants can visit the town website here to download the application.  There is also a checklist with detailed narratives on required   supporting information.

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

January 15
Plum Gut Harbor: 4:38 a.m., 4:57 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 3:46 a.m., 4:05 p.m.
Greenport: 5:15 a.m., 5:34 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:39 a.m., 6:15 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 5:10 a.m., 5:29 p.m.
New Suffolk: 6:37 a.m., 6:56 p.m.
South Jamesport: 6:44 a.m., 7:03 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 3:06 a.m., 3:30 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:15 a.m., 1:39 p.m.

January 16
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:28 a.m., 5:51 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 4:36 a.m., 4:59 p.m.
Greenport: 6:05 a.m., 6:28 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 6:35 a.m., 7:13 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 6 a.m., 6:23 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:27 a.m., 7:50 p.m.
South Jamesport: 7:34 a.m., 7:57 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 4:01 a.m., 4:33 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:10 a.m., 2:42 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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