Good Morning!

• We’re expecting rain today, mainly after 11 a.m., with areas of fog after 8 a.m. and a high temperature near 51 degrees, with light and variable winds becoming south 8 to 13 miles per hour in the morning. Rain is likely overnight, with a steady temperature around 49. We’re expecting showers on Wednesday, with a high near 55, continuing into Thursday, mainly before 8 a.m., with a high Thursday near 50 degrees.

• New York Governor Kathy Hochul vetoed a bill that had unanimous support in the State Legislature that would have protected indigenous gravesites in the waning days of 2022, a move that makes New York still just one of three states in the union that does not provide this protection. Read More.

• The Southold Town Board will discuss language access polices with the North Fork Unity Action Committee at its 9 a.m. work session this morning, followed by an executive session and the town board’s annual organizational meeting at 11 a.m. The board has no public hearings scheduled for its 4:30 p.m. regular meeting this afternoon. Here’s the agenda for the work session and the regular meeting, here’s the Zoom login for the work session, here’s the Zoom login for the organizational meeting, and here’s the Zoom login for the regular meeting.

• The Long Island Composers Alliance and the Namaste Clarinet Quintet of Perugia, Italy have joined together for a series of concerts this weekend on the North Fork titled “American Renaissance,” featuring innovative new works from contemporary composers living and working on Long Island. Read More.

• The newly formed Cutchogue Civic Association will hold its second meeting, a panel discussion on a proposed new battery energy storage facility on Oregon Road, on Thursday, Jan. 12 at 6 p.m. at the Peconic Recreation Center on Peconic Lane. This meeting had initially been tentatively scheduled for Jan. 19. All are welcome.

• On Wednesday, Jan. 4, the East Hampton Trails Preservation Society and the Montauk Historical Society host an excursion through Montauk’s Culloden shores titled “The Fascinating Story of Leisurama.”  Meet at 10 a.m. at the parking lot on Soundview Drive between Gull Road and Tern Drive in Montauk. Email leader Laurie Devito for more information at laurie_devito@yahoo.com.

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

January 2
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:23 a.m., 6:46 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:31 a.m., 5:54 p.m.
Greenport: 7 a.m., 7:23 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 7:42 a.m., 8:17 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 6:55 a.m., 7:18 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:22 a.m., 8:45 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:29 a.m., 8:52 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 5:18 a.m., 5:40 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:27 a.m., 3:49 p.m.

January 3
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:09 a.m., 7:31 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:17 a.m., 6:39 p.m.
Greenport: 7:46 a.m., 8:08 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:32 a.m., 9:07 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:41 a.m., 8:03 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:08 a.m., 9:30 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:15 a.m., 9:37 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 6:10 a.m., 6:35 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:19 a.m., 4:44 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 editor@eastendbeacon.com

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