Good Morning!

• We’re expecting rain and patchy fog before noon today, then a slight chance of showers between noon and 1 p.m. Otherwise, it will be mostly cloudy, with the temperature falling to around 37 by 5 p.m. and a northeast wind 5 to 13 miles per hour, becoming north in the afternoon. We’re expecting patchy fog overnight, with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 32. Saturday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 48, and we’re expecting rain on Sunday, with a high near 42.

• Two weeks after receiving its final site plan approval from the Southold Town Planning Board, the controversial proposal for a 40-room luxury resort hotel “The Enclaves” received unanimous approval for $2.75 million in tax breaks from the Suffolk County Industrial Development Agency Thursday afternoon. Read More.

• How can we preserve historic buildings and also ensure a vibrant working community can still remain in the seaside villages of the East End? These are questions being asked by Sag Harbor-based artist Sabina Streeter in an exhibition, “Port & Harbor,” on view in Greenport’s Floyd Memorial Library through Feb. 4, and in recent private and public conversations in the communities of Greenport and Sag Harbor. Read More.


• East End Arts’ Annual Members Show, this year titled “Well Red” and showing across three galleries, opens this evening with receptions this evening from 4 to 7 p.m. at EEA’s Main Gallery at 133 Main Street and its 11 West at 11 West Main Street in Riverhead. The exhibition is also on view through March 1 at WHB M&T Gallery in Westhampton Beach. Here’s more info.

The Village of Sag Harbor will host a workshop to discuss and review options for affordable housing tomorrow, Saturday, Jan. 27 at 1 p.m. at the main village firehouse at 1357 Brick Kiln Road. All are invited to attend. Here’s more info.

• The Southampton Arts Center hosts a staged reading of Tennessee Williams’s “The Glass Menagerie” produced by Center Stage this Saturday and Sunday. Here’s more info.

• The Quogue Wildlife Refuge hosts its annual Light the Winter Night trail walk this Saturday, Jan. 27 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Here’s more info.

• On Sunday, Jan. 28, the North Fork Polar Bears, a winter swim group of more than 130 members and growing, will host its Second Annual Splash for CAST – a charitable cold-water plunge open to the public, at 10:30 a.m. at Silver Sands Motel & Beach Bungalows in Greenport. Here’s more info.

Find out more about what’s going on this weekend in our Events Calendar, and if you have an event you’d like to promote, please send the details to

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

January 26
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:07 a.m., 10:26 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:15 a.m., 9:34 p.m.
Greenport: 10:44 a.m., 11:03 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:37 a.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:39 a.m., 10:58 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:06 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:13 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:14 a.m., 9:44 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:23 a.m., 7:53 p.m.

January 27
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:48 a.m., 11:10 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:56 a.m., 10:18 p.m.
Greenport: 11:25 a.m., 11:47 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:03 a.m., 12:16 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:20 a.m., 11:42 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:25 a.m., 12:47 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:32 a.m., 12:54 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:52 a.m., 10:25 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:01 a.m., 8:34 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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