Good Morning!

• We’re expecting partly sunny skies today, with a temperature in the mid-40s, falling to around 40 by 5 p.m., with a west wind 15 to 24 miles per hour, gusting as high as 36 mph. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 30. Friday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 41, and Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 45.

• A new community organization, the North Fork Arts Center, is working to raise $1 million to turn the Greenport Theater into a non-profit community arts center, just as the historic theater on Front Street was put up for sale for $5.5 million earlier this January. Read More.

• The Riverhead Town Board will hold a kick-off meeting with the new consultants drafting its comprehensive plan update, hear a presentation from NYSERDA on Battery Energy Storage Systems, discuss code revisions for the downtown riverfront business overlay district and discuss a license agreement with Cousin’s paintball at its 10 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, here’s more info on the discussion items, and the meeting can be viewed live here.

• The Southampton Town Board’s work session for this morning will be held in private executive session to discuss confidential legal advice.

• The Long Island Association holds a community forum on the new Peconic Bay Community Housing Fund and how it affects Long Island’s economy today at noon at the Sag Harbor Cinema. Among the speakers are New York State Assemblyman Fred Thiele and New York State Senator Anthony Palumbo. To attend, register online here.

• The Greenport Village Board will hold a public hearing on a proposed building moratorium in the village’s downtown business districts at its 7 p.m. meeting this evening at the Greenport Firehouse on Third Street. All are welcome to speak. Here’s more info.

• Tomorrow, Jan. 27, at 5 p.m. North Fork author Helene Munson will be reading at the new Barnes & Noble store at 1470 Old Country Road in Riverhead from her book, “Hitler’s Boy Soldiers,” an examination of the Nazi conscription of boys in state boarding schools, including her father, to fight in World War II. Read our profile of Ms. Munson from this past summer.

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

January 26
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:58 a.m., 1:18 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:06 a.m., 12:26 p.m.
Greenport: 1:35 a.m., 1:55 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:30 a.m., 2:55 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:30 a.m., 1:50 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:57 a.m., 3:17 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:04 a.m., 3:24 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:16 a.m., 12:34 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:43 a.m., 11:18 p.m.

January 27
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:54 a.m., 2:14 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:02 a.m., 1:22 p.m.
Greenport: 2:31 a.m., 2:51 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:23 a.m., 3:51 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 2:26 a.m., 2:46 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:53 a.m., 4:13 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4 a.m., 4:20 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 1:09 a.m., 1:27 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:36 a.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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