Good Morning!

• We’re expecting sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 43 degrees but wind chill values between 15 and 25, with a northwest wind 7 to 9 miles per hour. There’s a 20 percent chance of snow showers after 1 a.m., with increasing clouds overnight and a low around 28. Thursday will start out cloudy, with a 20 percent chance of rain and snow showers, with skies gradually becoming mostly sunny and a high near 43. Friday will be sunny, with a high near 37.

• Ready for some January good news?  Our Climate Local Now columnists are optimistic about what we can all do to work toward reversing the climate crisis this year. Read More.

• The Riverhead Town Board is slated to vote on a proposed moratorium on industrial development in Calverton at its 2 p.m. meeting this afternoon. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live here.

• The Southampton Town Board will hold a swearing in ceremony for new town officials this morning at 11 a.m., followed by the town’s organizational meeting at 1 p.m. Here’s the agenda for the organizational meeting, which can be viewed live on Sea-TV’s YouTube channel.

• If you have any damages to your home or business due to the coastal storm that occurred from Dec. 17 through Dec. 18, 2023, New York State is asking you to fill out a damage self-assessment tool to evaluate the potential for additional Federal Assistance, including an Small Business Association declaration. The purpose of the form is to collect information that may help state and local officials identify damages to assist in potential requests for available federal assistance programs. Businesses, private non-profits and individual home owners are encouraged to report any losses through the form, which is online here.

• The Peconic Community School is holding a ribbon cutting and open house for its new school location at 27685 Main Road in Cutchogue this Saturday, Jan. 6 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Peconic Community School is an independent school offering accessible, progressive education with programs from Early Childhood through Grade 8. Here’s more info.

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

January 3
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:55 a.m., 3:10 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 2:03 a.m., 2:18 p.m.
Greenport: 3:32 a.m., 3:47 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:06 a.m., 4:27 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:27 a.m., 3:42 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:54 a.m., 5:09 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5:01 a.m., 5:16 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 1:55 a.m., 1:50 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:04 a.m., 11:59 p.m.

January 4
Plum Gut Harbor: 3:50 a.m., 4:08 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 2:58 a.m., 3:16 p.m.
Greenport: 4:27 a.m., 4:45 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:55 a.m., 5:22 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:22 a.m., 4:40 p.m.
New Suffolk: 5:49 a.m., 6:07 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5:56 a.m., 6:14 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 2:37 a.m., 2:35 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:46 a.m., 12:44 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

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