• Today will be sunny, with a high near 31 and a northwest wind 8 to 17 miles per hour. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 14. Friday will be sunny, with a high near 36, and Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 46.
• East Hampton Town is one step closer this month to having its own emergency room, after the East Hampton Town Board unanimously approved the lease of 4.5 acres on Pantigo Place to the Southampton Hospital Association on Jan. 19. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• The Riverhead Town Board will hold a 9:30 a.m. executive session this morning to discuss EPCAL, followed by a public work session on the Riverhead IDA, Town Hall HVAC system, a request for proposals for an audit and the town’s social media policy. Their full agenda is online here.
• The Southampton Town Board will hear updates on the Bridgehampton traffic safety project and the Hampton Bays Maritime Park at their 10 a.m. work session this morning. Their full agenda is online here.
• Few among us can boast that our lives have been perfectly normal, particularly during the years we, or our children, were teenagers. But when mom’s a haunted manic depressive, “normalcy” becomes both code for an impossible dream and a cruel joke belying the reality that normal is anything but. Such is the case in the North Fork Community Theatre’s new production, “Next to Normal,” which continues for its second of three weekends tomorrow. Tomorrow night’s performance includes a fundraiser for mental heath awareness, with proceeds from raffles and certain refreshment stand items benefiting the “Response” crisis center. Read The Beacon’s review of “Next to Normal” online here.
• Tonight is the beginning of the closing weekend for two great plays on the South Fork: The Hampton Theatre Company’s production of “Venus in Fur” in Quogue and Center Stage’s production of “Crimes of the Heart” in Southampton. Both plays are getting rave reviews.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 3:41 a.m., 4:04 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 2:49 a.m., 3:12 p.m.
Greenport: 4:18 a.m., 4:41 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:57 a.m., 5:33 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:13 a.m., 4:36 p.m.
New Suffolk: 5:40 a.m., 6:03 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5:47 a.m., 6:10 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:37 a.m., 1:04 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 4:42 a.m., 5:08 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 3:50 a.m., 4:16 p.m.
Greenport: 5:19 a.m., 5:45 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:57 a.m., 6:37 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 5:14 a.m., 5:40 p.m.
New Suffolk: 6:41 a.m., 7:07 p.m.
South Jamesport: 6:48 a.m., 7:14 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:36 a.m., 2:09 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.