Good Morning!

• We’re expecting scattered snow showers today, mainly after 3 p.m., with increasing clouds and a high near 30, with a west wind 18 to 24 miles per hour and wind chill values between 10 and 20. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 6. We’re expecting isolated snow showers after 9 a.m. Thursday, with mostly sunny skies and a high near 19. We’re expecting increasing clouds on Friday, with a high near 23.

• Residents of Mattituck learned this past month that plans to preserve a wooded corner of New Suffolk Avenue had not gone through, and instead the property was sold by former owner Bridgehampton National Bank in December of 2018. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• Suffolk County and the Rockefeller Institute of Government will be holding a forum on the opioid addiction crisis, “Stories from Suffolk,” on Wednesday, Feb. 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Kimisis Tis Theotokou Church in Southampton. More details are online here.

• Both houses of the New York State Legislature approved major gun control legislation Tuesday that would ban bump stocks, extend the waiting period for gun purchasers who don’t pass instant background checks and would prohibit teachers from carrying guns in schools. The bill now awaits Governor Andrew Cuomo’s signature.

• Dr. StephenTettelbach will present a lecture on Restoration of Peconic Bay Scallop Populations and Fisheries at Chancellor’s Hall on the Stony Brook Southampton Campus this Friday, Feb. 1 at 7:30 p.m. More details are online here.    

• The Long Island Buddhist Meditation Center in Northville has launched a Center for Ethical Biodiversity in cooperation with the Long Island Regional Seed Consortium. The group’s first workshop, on plant propagation, will be held this Saturday, Feb. 2 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. More details are online here. [$65, includes seeds and propagation materials]

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

January 30
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:45 a.m., 6:14 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 4:53 a.m., 5:22 p.m.
Greenport: 6:22 a.m., 6:51 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 7:04 a.m., 7:39 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 6:17 a.m., 6:46 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:44 a.m., 8:13 p.m.
South Jamesport: 7:51 a.m., 8:20 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 4:38 a.m., 5 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:47 a.m., 3:09 p.m.

January 31
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:38 a.m., 7:04 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:46 a.m., 6:12 p.m.
Greenport: 7:15 a.m., 7:41 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 7:59 a.m., 8:34 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:10 a.m., 7:36 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:37 a.m., 9:03 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:44 a.m., 9:10 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 5:35 a.m., 6 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:44 a.m., 4:09 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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