Good Morning!

• We’re expecting a 40 percent chance of rain before 10 a.m. today, with skies gradually clearing and a high temperature near 46. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 25. Friday will be sunny, with a high near 47. We’re expecting rain on Saturday, with a high near 45.

• Here at Beacon headquarters, we’re starting 2019 in a place of great hope for the future of our region. Read our January editorial on the successes we’ve seen in the past year, and our hopes for the year ahead.

• The East Hampton Town Board will hold its annual reorganization meeting this morning at 10 a.m.

• The Southampton Town Board will hold its annual reorganization meeting at 1 p.m. and a work session to discuss the board’s Jan. 8 agenda and council members projects at 2 p.m. this afternoon.

• The Riverhead Town Board meets at 2 p.m. this afternoon. They are scheduled to hold a public hearing on increasing the highway superintendent salary by $20,000 to $114,803.

• Looking ahead to the weekend, Custer Institute in Southold hosts a lecture titled “Starting in Beekeeping,” presented by Master Bee Keeper Chris Kelly at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 and all are welcome to attend.

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

January 3
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:40 a.m., 8:05 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:48 a.m., 7:13 p.m.
Greenport: 8:17 a.m., 8:42 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:11 a.m., 9:43 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:12 a.m., 8:37 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:39 a.m., 10:04 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:46 a.m., 10:11 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 6:52 a.m., 7:13 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:01 a.m., 5:22 p.m.

January 4
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:23 a.m., 8:47 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:31 a.m., 7:55 p.m.
Greenport: 9 a.m., 9:24 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:56 a.m., 10:27 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:55 a.m., 9:19 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:22 a.m., 10:46 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:29 a.m., 10:53 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 7:37 a.m., 7:59 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:46 a.m., 6:08 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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