Good Morning!

• We’re expecting a 40 percent chance of rain today, mainly after 1 p.m., with cloudy skies and a high temperature near 46 degrees, with an east wind 5 to 7 miles per hour. We’re expecting rain overnight, with the temperature rising to around 47 by 1 a.m. Rain will continue all day Thursday, when the high is expected to be around 49 degrees, into Thursday night and then into Friday morning, when we’re expecting mostly cloudy skies and a high near 52 by midday.

Riverhead Town announced Jan. 18 that it has been awarded another $5 million in funding to connect residents with wells contaminated by perfluorinated compounds to public water, as the town continues to work with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to receive $5 million in federal funding already allocated in the spring of 2023 for water hookups in contaminated areas. Read More.

• The Suffolk County IDA has a resolution for granting tax abatements for The Enclaves hotel and restaurant project in Southold on the agenda for its Thursday, Jan. 25 meeting at 12:30 p.m. in Media Room #184, on the lower level of the H. Lee Dennison Building in Hauppauge. The public is permitted to attend, and the agency does accept public comments of up to 3 minutes at the meeting, which is also available to view online at Many Southold residents spoke up against the proposed tax abatements at a public hearing in December, and the Southold Town Board has also sent a letter to the IDA opposing the tax abatements.

• The Suffolk County Water Authority announced late Tuesday that there was a major water main break near Lazy Point Road in Napeague. and “SCWA crews are on site assessing damage and will be working into the night to make repairs. Residents in the area may be without water service while the break is being fixed.”

Beacon columnist Dave Davis wishes, during these uncertain times, that we would light candles for one another, not only offering words of comfort, but converting those words into action, creating a ripple effect that has the potential to grow exponentially. Read more in this month’s Dave’s Desk@Ditch.

• Coloki Inc. and the Riverhead Chamber of Commerce Host A Night of Music & Fun to Benefit the Riverhead Salvation Army with That 70s Band at The Suffolk tomorrow evening, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. Here’s more info.

• The Victor D’Amico Institute of Art in Napeague is kicking off its Winter Critiques Series this Friday, Jan. 26 from 10 a.m. to noon at The D’Amico Studio & Archive at 128 Shore Road, Amagansett Bring your art work and discuss ideas with fellow artists and a facilitator. Share your current progress, resolve dilemmas or struggles, or just “wax philosophically.” There’s a $20 optional suggested donation to support their ongoing archival effort. Here’s more info.

• At its next meeting Monday, Jan. 29, the Mattituck-Laurel Civic Association welcomes Southold Town Supervisor Al Krupski, Southold Town Communications Co-Coordinator Don Fisher and Highway Superintendent Dan Goodwin to discuss the work of the Southold Town Emergency Management Committee and how it can help the community. Here’s more info.

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

January 24
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:43 a.m., 9 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:51 a.m., 8:08 p.m.
Greenport: 9:20 a.m., 9:37 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:14 a.m., 10:44 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:15 a.m., 9:32 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:42 a.m., 10:59 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:49 a.m., 11:06 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 7:53 a.m., 8:21 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:02 a.m., 6:30 p.m.

January 25
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:25 a.m., 9:43 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:33 a.m., 8:51 p.m.
Greenport: 10:02 a.m., 10:20 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:57 a.m., 11:24 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:57 a.m., 10:15 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:24 a.m., 11:42 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:31 a.m., 11:49 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:35 a.m., 9:03 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:44 a.m., 7:12 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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