Good Morning!

• We’re expecting partly sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 33 degrees but wind chill values between 10 and 20, with a west wind 7 to 10 miles per hour. We’re expecting snow overnight, with a low around 22 and less than half an inch of overnight accumulation possible. Snow will continue into Tuesday, turning to rain after 2 p.m., with daytime accumulations of 1 to 2 inches possible and a high temperature near 37 degrees. Wednesday will be sunny, with a high near 29.

Because Dr. King took a nonviolent approach, people all across the world could become a part. People are still united and have the gained courage to keep moving along” — Rev. Marc Thompson of Unity Baptist Church in Mattituck at Southold’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration focusing on Dr. King’s non-violent message Sunday evening. Stay tuned for more coverage of the event later this morning.

• In the spirit of embracing the principles of unity and service that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. exemplified, The Southold Peconic Civic Association is commemorating the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service with a Winter Sock Drive, collecting new socks and gently used coats for the Maureen’s Haven homeless shelters in churches throughout the East End through Southold WinterFest on Feb.17. Donations can be dropped off at the Southold Library and will be delivered to Maureen’s Haven.

• As the East End deals with round after round of coastal storms this January, including major flooding this weekend, crews are beginning to stage equipment for a long-awaited Army Corps of Engineers dredging project to pump 450,000 cubic yards of sand onto Montauk’s downtown beaches. Read More.

• This weekend on Behind the Headlines on 88.3 WLIW-FM, Beacon editor Beth Young joins a panel discussing flooding and erosion from recent storms; beach nourishment projects; affordable housing; the Stony Brook Southampton campus; and the EPCAL lawsuit in Riverhead. Tune in online.

• The Cutchogue Civic Association hosts a discussion on “Taking the Temperature of our Waterways:  How One Group is Helping to Restore our Shellfish and Marine Habitats” at their monthly meeting on Thursday, Jan. 18 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Cutchogue-New Suffolk Free Library. Here’s more info.

• Looking ahead to next Saturday, Jan. 20, The Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreation Center will hold a Community Health and Living Fair, reflecting many of Dr. King’s values regarding interdependence, equity and social justice. Dr. King’s famous quote, just as relevant now as it was in 1966, “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health is the most shocking and inhuman,” is guiding this effort. Read More.

• 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 15
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:20 a.m., 12:40 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:48 a.m.
Greenport: 12:57 a.m., 1:17 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:52 a.m., 2:14 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:52 a.m., 1:12 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:19 a.m., 2:39 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:26 a.m., 2:46 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 11:53 a.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:02 a.m., 10:39 p.m.

January 16
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:15 a.m., 1:34 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:23 a.m., 12:42 p.m.
Greenport: 1:52 a.m., 2:11 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:45 a.m., 3:10 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:47 a.m., 2:06 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:14 a.m., 3:33 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:21 a.m., 3:40 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:30 a.m., 12:48 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:57 a.m., 11:34 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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