Good Morning!

• We’re expecting sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 36 degrees, with wind chill values between 15 and 25, with a light west wind becoming southwest 6 to 11 miles per hour in the morning. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 28. We’re expecting a 40 percent chance of rain, snow and sleet after 1 p.m. Tuesday, with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 40. Rain is likely on Wednesday, mainly before 1 p.m., with cloudy skies and a high near 44.

South Fork Wind announced late last week that it has completed installation of more than six of its 12 turbines. According to the company, “the six turbines are commissioned and already delivering power to the Long Island grid. The seventh turbine has also been installed, with components for the eighth turbine next to be installed.

• There’s currently a Blood Emergency in effect as blood banks are running low on this vital resource. The East Hampton Lions Club is helping with the effort by hosting a New York Blood Center blood drive today from 11:45 a.m. to 7:45 pm. at the Amagansett America Legion at 15 Montauk Highway in Amagansett. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments can also be made online here.

• The Hampton Theatre Company will hold auditions by appointment today and tomorrow, Jan. 22 & 23 from 5 to 8 p.m. for all roles in the musical “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Directed by Rosemary Cline, with music direction by Dee Laveglia, the production opens May 23 and runs through June 9. Rehearsals begin on April 1.  Auditions will be held at the Quogue Community Hall at 125 Jessup Avenue in Quogue. To schedule an audition appointment, send headshots and resumes along with appointment request to, or call 631.653.8955.

• Five of the films screened at last December’s Hamptons Doc Fest have been shortlisted for Academy Awards, and we’ll be watching as the final list of Oscar contenders is released tomorrow to see if they have made the final roster. Read More.

• Looking ahead to the weekend, the Village of Sag Harbor will host a workshop to discuss and review options for affordable housing on Saturday, Jan. 27 at 1 p.m. at the main village firehouse at 1357 Brick Kiln Road. Here’s more info.

• The Beacon’s Week in Review was delivered piping hot to inboxes throughout the East End in the wee hours of Sunday morning. To get your own copy each week, sign up here.

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

January 22
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:12 a.m., 7:33 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:20 a.m., 6:41 p.m.
Greenport: 7:49 a.m., 8:10 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:35 a.m., 9:11 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:44 a.m., 8:05 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:11 a.m., 9:32 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:18 a.m., 9:39 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 6:14 a.m., 6:44 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:23 a.m., 4:53 p.m.

January 23
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:59 a.m., 8:18 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:07 a.m., 7:26 p.m.
Greenport: 8:36 a.m., 8:55 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:27 a.m., 10 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:31 a.m., 8:50 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:58 a.m., 10:17 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:05 a.m., 10:24 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 7:06 a.m., 7:35 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:15 a.m., 5:44 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

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