Good Morning!

• We’re expecting partly sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 34 degrees but wind chill values between 20 and 25, with a northeast wind 7 to 9 miles per hour. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 26. Wednesday will be partly sunny, with a high near 39, and Thursday will be partly sunny, with a high near 44.

The Eastern Long Island Hospital Auxiliary, a 100-member volunteer group that fundraises for Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital, reported in January that it raised a record-breaking $572,000 in 2023. The donation is part of the Auxiliary’s total contribution of more than $2,457,000 in gifts to the hospital over the last five years. Read More.

New York State Assemblyman Fred Thiele and Montaukett Indian Nation Member Sandi Brewster-Walker will discuss Governor Kathy Hochul’s recent veto of Thiele’s legislation restoring state recognition of the Montauketts at this evening’s 6:30 p.m. Zoom meeting of Progressive East End Reformers (PEER). Register to participate here.

The Southold Town Board will discuss improving cell phone service, a proposed new position to administer the town’s Community Housing Fund, a proposal for student involvement on the town’s Conservation Advisory Council and land preservation at its 9 a.m. work session this morning. The board has no public hearings scheduled for its 4:30 p.m. regular meeting this afternoon. Here’s the agenda for both meetings, here’s the Zoom login for the morning session, and for the afternoon meeting.

• The Shelter Island Town Board discusses Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Back to the Bays work on the island, zoning referrals to the Suffolk County Planning Commission, the town’s dock moratorium and its Community Preservation Fund Acquisition Plan at its 1 p.m. work session this afternoon. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live here.

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

January 30
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:36 a.m., 12:50 pm.
Montauk Harbor: 11:58 a.m.
Greenport: 1:13 a.m., 1:27 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:55 a.m., 2:12 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:08 a.m., 1:22 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:35 a.m., 2:49 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:42 a.m., 2:56 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 11:42 a.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:51 a.m., 10:32 p.m.

January 31
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:19 a.m., 1:32 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:27 a.m., 12:40 p.m.
Greenport: 1:56 a.m., 2:09 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:34 a.m., 2:54 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:51 a.m., 2:04 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:18 a.m., 3:31 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:25 a.m., 3:38 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:23 a.m., 12:20 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:29 a.m., 11:10 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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