This Morning’s Bulletin — 1.17.23

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting increasing clouds today, with a high temperature near 46 degrees and a 40 percent chance of rain, mainly after 4 p.m. The wind chill values will be between 20 and 30 early. We’re expecting cloudy skies overnight, with a low around 36. Skies will clear on Wednesday, with a high near 50. We’re expecting rain on Thursday, with a high near 45 degrees.

• East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc announced Friday morning, Jan. 13 that he will not seek re-election to a fourth term as Supervisor this November. His Deputy Supervisor, Kathee Burke-Gonzalez announced later in the morning that she will screen with the East Hampton Town Democrats to run for the Supervisor seat. Read More.

• The Sag Harbor property where Bay Street Theater had planned to build a new, state-of-the-art performing arts center is back on the market this week, after the plans met with a backlash from the public two years ago. Read More.

• The Southold Town Board will discuss the potential moratorium on battery energy storage systems, the Community Outreach Implementation Working Group’s feedback on a police department complaint and compliment form and special events regarding agricultural sales at its 9 a.m. work session this morning. The board will hold a public hearing at its 7 p.m. meeting tonight on the purchase of a $2 million development rights easement on 25.7 acres of land on Oregon Road in Cutchogue, just northeast of Depot Lane. Here’s the agenda for both meetings. Here’s the Zoom link for the morning work session, and here’s the link for the evening meeting.

• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss public scoping for restrictions at its Wainscott municipally owned airport and community wifi and beaches 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.

• This weekend on Behind The Headlines on 88.3 WLIW-FM, Beacon Editor Beth Young joined a panel discussing Governor Kathy Hochul’s State of the State Address and housing recommendations; a Southold moratorium on battery energy storage systems and whether CPF money should be utilized for more water quality initiatives. Tune in here.

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

January 17
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:27 a.m., 5:55 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 4:35 a.m., 5:03 p.m.
Greenport: 6:04 a.m., 6:32 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 6:40 a.m., 7:22 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 5:59 a.m., 6:27 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:26 a.m., 7:54 p.m.
South Jamesport: 7:33 a.m., 8:01 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 4:14 a.m., 4:38 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:23 a.m., 2:47 p.m.

January 18
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:20 a.m., 6:48 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:28 a.m., 5:56 p.m.
Greenport: 6:57 a.m., 7:25 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 7:40 a.m., 8:22 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 6:52 a.m., 7:20 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:19 a.m., 8:47 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:26 a.m., 8:54 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 5:18 a.m., 5:48 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:27 a.m., 3:57 p.m.

And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.

Beth Young

Beth Young has been covering the East End since the 1990s. In her spare time, she runs around the block, 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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