All clear for the scallopers.
All clear for the scallopers.

Good Morning!

• Showers are in the forecast today, with a thunderstorm possible after 8 a.m. and a high near 53 degrees. Winds will be out of the south at 13 to 23 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 37. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible. There’s a 60 percent chance of showers overnight, with skies gradually clearing and the temperature falling to around 33. Wednesday will be sunny and breezy, with a high near 40, and Thursday will be sunny and breezy, with a high near 33.

• Progressive East End Reformers has been holding forums with two Democratic  candidates for Congress at a time, on alternating Tuesdays in the Bridgehampton National Bank Headquarters Community Room on Montauk Highway in Bridgehampton. Our coverage of Vivian Viloria Fisher and David Pechefsky’s Jan. 9 discussion is online here. The second forum will be held this evening, Jan. 23 at 6:30 p.m. with Suffolk County Legislator Kate Browning, from the 3rd District, and Elaine DiMasi, a longtime Brookhaven Lab physicist.

• The Shelter Island Town Board will hear updates on a PSEG electric cable from Greenport, the town’s EMS Foundation, fire department burn permits, and low nitrogen septic system requirements for new construction at their 1 p.m. work session this afternoon. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Southampton Town Board meets at 6 p.m. this evening. They have no public hearings scheduled. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Ecological Culture Initiative will host a screening of the award winning documentary Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective this evening, Jan. 23 from 7 to 9 pm at the Hampton Bays Public Library. Tickets are $15. More details are online here.

• Guild Hall in East Hampton hosts songwriter Andrew Butler and playwright Andrew Farmer this evening, Jan. 23 at 7:30 p.m. for “Andrew & Andrew Make a Deal with the Devil: Southern Gothic Songs and Stories,” a live musical performance. More details are online here.

• Southampton Town wants feedback from the public on what types of concert and event series the community would like to see at Good Ground Park in Hampton Bays. You can take the survey online here through Jan. 26.

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

Jan. 23
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:53 a.m., 2:04 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:01 a.m., 1:12 p.m.
Greenport: 2:30 a.m., 2:41 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:11 a.m., 3:35 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 2:25 a.m., 2:36 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:52 a.m., 4:03 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:59 a.m., 4:10 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:11 a.m., 11:43 p.m.

Jan. 24
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:43 a.m., 3 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:51 a.m., 2:08 p.m.
Greenport: 3:20 a.m., 3:37 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:01 a.m., 4:32 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:15 a.m., 3:32 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:42 a.m., 4:59 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:49 a.m., 5:06 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:05 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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