Good Morning!

• We’re expecting rain, snow, freezing rain and sleet before 4 p.m,. today, then a chance of rain and snow after 5 p.m., with a high temperature near 36 degrees and a northeast wind 10 to 13 miles per hour. We’re expecting around an inch of snow and sleet accumulation after about a half to three quarters of an inch of snow fell overnight. We’re expecting skies to clear overnight, with a low around 19. Wednesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 28 and we’re expecting increasing clouds on Thursday, with a high near 33.

• Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s message of the power of peaceful protest carries extra poignancy this year in a political climate fraught with the prospect of political violence. As a national poll last fall showed 25 percent of Americans believe “patriots may have to resort to violence in order to save our country,” a Beloved Community of Southold residents gathered Sunday night to pledge their commitment to Dr. King’s message of non-violence. Read More.

• The Southold Town Board will discuss amendments to the subdivision code and an update on the town rezoning project, an update on the town’s new position for administration of the town’s Community Housing Fund, the Coastal Resiliency Action Plan and an infrastructure map for plumbing, a response to the Suffolk County IDA regarding “The Enclaves” and the North Fork Coalition for Behavioral Health at its 9 a.m. work session this morning. Two code changes regarding fees for subdivisions and other building-related permits are on the agenda for the board’s 7 p.m. meeting this evening. Here’s the agenda for both meetings (the text of the public hearing items is at the end of the agenda). Here’s the Zoom login for the morning session, and for the afternoon meeting. The town had not yet issued any weather delays when the Morning Bulletin was posted — we’ll update this item if that changes. (Update 9:15 a.m.: The meeting is proceeding as scheduled)

• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss potential environmental impacts on the town’s Senior Center, the impact of the latest storms and the town’s special event process and fees at its 11 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on LTV’s YouTube channel.

• CAST hosts a free Family Support and Immigration Resource Fair today from 2 to 6 p.m. at their headquarters at 53930 Main Road in Southold. For more details, call 631.477.1717.

• New York State Senator Anthony Palumbo will be the guest speaker at the Greater Calverton Civic Association’s meeting this Thursday, Jan. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Riley Avenue School. The meeting can also be accessed via Zoom here.

Today’s high tides are as follows:

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.


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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 editor@eastendbeacon.com

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