A buffalo dusting, Riverhead
A buffalo dusting, Riverhead

Good Morning!

• Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 28 degrees but wind chill values between 5 and 15. It will be breezy again, not unlike yesterday, with a west wind 21 to 24 mph and gusts as high as 37 mph. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 18. Wednesday will be sunny, with a high near 36 and Thursday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 34. We’re looking at a potential for 5 to 8 inches of snow on Saturday, and will update this information as the forecast becomes more certain. Happy Winter!

• East Hampton is hosting rental registry workshops on how to complete the new rental registry forms over the next couple weeks, but two workshops with real estate professionals at town hall on Jan. 20 have already filled up. The town will be holding more workshops for real estate agents, landlords and the general public on Jan. 27 at 1, 3 and 5 p.m. Applications for the rental registry became available Jan. 15, and will be accepted by the town beginning Feb. 1. The town will begin enforcing the provisions of the registry on May 1. More information is online here.

• U.S. Senator Kirstin Gillibrand endorsed former Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst in her campaign for Congress over the weekend, the latest in a series of endorsement announcements in the past couple weeks. Ms. Gillibrand said of Ms. Throne-Holst:  “Throughout her career as Southampton Town Supervisor, as a mother and as an educator, Anna Throne-Holst has dedicated herself to helping create more opportunities for New Yorkers. Whether it was founding a school, running a child care center or serving as Town Supervisor, Anna has a record of fighting for families and helping those who need it most.”

• The Southold Town Board will discuss the Sound To Bay Trail project, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ dredging plan for Long Island Sound and a joint meeting on the town’s comprehensive plan between the town board and the planning board at their 9 a.m. work session this morning. At their 7:30 p.m. meeting, they’ll hold public hearings on the Biggane development rights easement on just over 18.5 acres on the corner of Oregon Road and Depot Lane in Cutchogue and three stop sign installation on Pequash Avenue in Cutchogue. Their full agenda for both meetings is online here.

• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss the town’s shellfish education program and a zone change application for the East Deck Motel at their 10 a.m. work session this morning. Their full agenda is online here.

• Journalist, political cartoonist and author Ted Rall is returning to the Amagansett Library on Wednesday, Jan. 20 at 6 p.m. to give a talk on his new book, “Bernie,” the only authorized biography of Bernie Sanders. Mr. Rall appeared at the library last summer to discuss his book about Edward Snowdon. More information about this week’s talk is online here.

• East End Arts new New Horizons band for beginning musicians over the age of 50 will hold an open house tomorrow from 10 a.m. to noon at their practice headquarters at Southold Town’s Peconic Lane Community Center in Peconic. More information is online 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 editor@eastendbeacon.com

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