Good Morning!

• We’re expecting partly sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 42 degrees but wind chill values between 20 and 30, with a west wind 10 to 18 miles per hour. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 30. We’re expecting rain on Wednesday and into Thursday, with a high near 39 Wednesday. Skies will clear on Thursday, with a west wind 16 to 24 miles per hour.

• The Southampton Town Board holds a public hearing on the purchase of development rights for Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck this afternoon at 1 p.m. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on Sea-TV’s YouTube channel.

• The Southampton Fire Department at 470 Hampton Road in Southampton hosts a New York Blood Center blood drive from noon to 6 p.m. today. Appointments are recommended and can be made online here.

• CAST in Southold Town will host its first-ever Splash for CAST, a Polar Bear Plunge at Truman’s Beach in East Marion, this Sunday, Jan. 29 at 10 a.m. There will be hot coffee and cocoa and fire pits warming the plungers. Here’s how to register.

• The Beacon welcomes a new columnist, Leonard Green of ChangeHampton, to our Climate Local Now team this month with a column about Restoring Habitat, One Yard at a Time.

• The East Hampton Town Trustees are now accepting submissions for their annual resident kayak storage lottery, which will be held on March 15. Here’s more info.

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

January 24
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:33 a.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:41 a.m., 11:11 p.m.
Greenport: 12:10 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:46 a.m., 1:08 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:05 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:07 a.m., 1:32 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:14 a.m., 1:39 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10:48 a.m., 11:21 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:57 a.m., 9:30 p.m.

January 25
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:03 a.m., 12:25 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:33 a.m.
Greenport: 12:40 a.m., 1:02 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:38 a.m., 2:01 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:35 a.m., 12:57 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:02 a.m., 2:24 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:09 a.m., 2:31 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 11:41 a.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:50 a.m., 10:25 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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