New Year's Sunrise, New Suffolk
New Year’s Sunrise, New Suffolk

Good Morning!

• Today will be sunny, with a high near 24 degrees but wind chill values between -5 and 5, with a northwest wind 14 to 17 miles per hour. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 12 but wind chill values between zero and 5. Wednesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 31 but wind chill values between 15 and 25. There’s a 60 percent chance of snow, with a high near 32 degrees and new snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

• Riverhead Town inaugurated its first female supervisor, Laura Jens-Smith, in a boisterous ceremony at Pulaski Street School New Year’s Day. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

Government offices get back to work across the East End today:

• The East Hampton Town Board will hold its annual organizational meeting this morning at 10 a.m.

• The Riverhead Town Board will hold a work session this morning at 10 a.m.

• The Southold Town Board is slated to hold a work session this morning at 9 a.m., its organizational meeting this morning at 11 a.m., a public swearing in ceremony of this year’s elected officials at 2 p.m. and its regular town board meeting at 4:30 p.m. at town hall. There are no public hearings scheduled for the 4:30 p.m. meeting. The full agenda for the work session and regular meeting are online here.

• The Shelter Island Town Board will hold its annual organizational meeting this afternoon at town hall at 1 p.m.

The high tides on the East End for today are as follows:

Jan. 2
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:27 a.m., 9:54 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:35 a.m., 9:02 p.m.
Greenport: 10:04 a.m., 10:31 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:02 a.m., 11:37 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:59 a.m., 10:26 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:26 a.m., 11:53 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:33 a.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:52 a.m., 7:26 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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