Winter stopped by last night, but it shows little sign of sticking around.
Winter stopped by last night, but it shows little sign of sticking around.

Good Morning!

• We had a dusting of snow last night, but much of it melted and some may have refrozen as ice overnight, according to the National Weather Service, so be careful out there. Highway crews have been salting. We’re looking at a 20 percent chance of flurries before noon today, but otherwise it will be partly sunny, with a steady temperature around 27 but wind chill values between 10 and 15, with a blustery west wind 14 to 22 miles per hour. Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 14. Tomorrow will be mostly sunny, with a high near 28, but a west wind between 17 and 24 mph will make it feel like between -5 and 5 degrees. Wednesday is expected to be sunny, with a high near 37.

• Hampton Coffee Company’s fourth store was packed to the gills Sunday for opening morning in Aquebogue, in a former Esso gas station on the Main Road. They’ll be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day from here out. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• The Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton hosts its annual Martin Luther King Day breakfast this morning at 9:45 a.m. More information is online here. The Blue Duck Bakery is also hosting its second annual “Honor The Dream” food drive and is asking customers to bring non-perishable food donations to any of their locations through Jan. 31. More information is online here.

• Tom Damiani leads a winter waterfowl count throughout the North Fork tomorrow beginning at 8 a.m. in conjunction with North Fork Audubon, as part of the New York State Ornithological Society’s annual statewide waterfowl count. More information is online here.

• Here are some thoughts from NOAA that came our way this weekend via the Peconic Estuary Program: the effect of living shorelines on our resiliency to climate change. Not only do they help protect the shore from heavy waves, but they sequester carbon, as well as improving water quality and providing fish habitat.

• Singer-songwriter Jean-Paul Vest headlines East End Opry at Fresh in Bridgehampton tonight. Donald and Rachel Bracken, Mick Hargreaves and Mark Lawlor will also perform. More information is online here.

• Last week we mourned several who made the East End a better place, Riverhead’s aquarium tax credits were questioned, an endorsement battle began in the the East End’s congressional primary, we saw HTC’s “Dead Accounts,” Southampton weighed a switch to single stream recycling, we traveled to the New York Boat Show and East End Arts launched a new grown-up band. The Beacon’s Week in Review was delivered piping hot to inboxes throughout the East End in the wee hours of Sunday morning. Did you get your copy? If not, sign up here.

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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