Good Morning!

• We’re expecting partly sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 49 degrees and a west wind 3 to 5 miles per hour. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a 20 percent chance of rain and snow showers, with a low around 33. Tuesday will be partly sunny, with a high near 37, and Wednesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 33.

• The Greenport Village Board will not vote on a potential moratorium on development in three downtown business districts until its Feb. 23 meeting, at the earliest, while the board incorporates suggestions made by the village’s planning board and by the Suffolk County Planning Commission, which is slated to discuss the moratorium at its Feb. 1 meeting. Read More.

• The Hampton Bays Library hosts a New York Blood Center blood drive this afternoon and evening from 1 to 7 p.m. Appointments are recommended and can be made online here.

• The Mattituck-Laurel Civic Association will hear a proposal from developer D’Wayne Prieto to build a new hotel at the site of the former Capital One Bank headquarters on the Main Road, just west of the Mattituck business district, at its next meeting this evening at 6 p.m. in the Mattituck-Laurel Library’s Community Room. All are welcome to attend.

• The Hampton Bays Civic Association will discuss “Steps on the Pathway to the Future of Hampton Bays ” at its 7 p.m. monthly meeting this evening at Southampton Town’s Hampton Bays Senior Center at 25 Ponquogue Avenue. Residents are welcome to come see how they can get involved in charting the future course of the hamlet.

• The Eastern Long Island Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation will hold the inaugural Zoom meeting for its Rise Above Plastic committee tomorrow evening at 5 p.m., where they’ll discuss efforts to encourage local restaurants to be certified as Ocean Friendly Restaurants or participate in a program known as “Skip the Stuff.” Here’s how to sign up.

• This week, the Watermill Center is launching a new series of workshops for high school students, merging art with activism. Read More.

• Beacon Editor Beth Young joined a crew of local journalists discussing a lawsuit filed against the Southampton Village mayor; the ongoing efforts to preserve the Steinbeck house in Sag Harbor; a heroic rescue at a fire in Polish Town; and efforts to save the Greenport Theater this weekend on Behind the Headlines on 88.3 WLIW-FM. Tune in anytime here.

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

January 30
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:01 a.m., 5:28 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 4:09 a.m., 4:36 p.m.
Greenport: 5:38 a.m., 6:05 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet:  6:14 a.m., 6:53 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 5:33 a.m., 6 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7 a.m., 7:27 p.m.
South Jamesport: 7:07 a.m., 7:34 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 3:46 a.m., 4:12 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:55 a.m., 2:21 p.m.

January 31
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:59 a.m., 6:25 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:07 a.m., 5:33 p.m.
Greenport: 6:36 a.m., 7:02 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 7:12 a.m., 7:51 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 6:31 a.m., 6:57 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:58 a.m., 8:24 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:05 a.m., 8:31 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 4:43 a.m., 5:13 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:52 a.m., 3:22 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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