Monday Sunset on the Peconic Bay.
Monday Sunset on the Peconic Bay.

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting light snow today, mainly after 1 p.m., with a high near 36 degrees and a calm wind becoming southeast 5 to 8 miles per hour in the afternoon. There’s a 30 percent chance of light snow tonight, mainly before 10 p.m., with a steady temperature tonight around 33. Wednesday will be partly sunny, with a high near 44 and Thursday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 37.

• A large crowd of Greenport residents asked Southold Town Police to look into making the town a sanctuary city at a forum with the police Monday night, at which many people shared concerns based on past immigration raids in the village. Greenport itself isn’t eligible for sanctuary city status because it doesn’t have its own police force. Our full report will be online later this morning.

• “We have to be real about climate change. It is happening,” environmental activist Kevin McAllister told a crowd gathered by the North Fork Environmental Council at the Jamesport Meeting House Friday night. “I’m hopeful after this presentation that you’ll be better informed and more active in government processes.” The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• Former DNC Chairman and Vermont Governor Howard Dean will take part in “an intimate, nonpartisan discussion about about the current state of American politics and the next four years” at Peconic Landing in Greenport tomorrow, Jan. 31 at 4 p.m. Required registration for this free event is online here. More details are online here.

• The Southold Town Board will discuss solar powered trash compacter bins, changes to the agricultural code, the search for a planner trainee, recreational uses in light industrial office zones and the town’s proposed dumpster legislation at their 9 a.m. work session this morning. The board has no public hearings scheduled for their 4:30 p.m. regular meeting session. Their full agenda for both meetings is online here.

• The Shelter Island Town Board will discuss the town’s water quality improvement project committee, the board’s recent short term rental legislation public hearing and zoning code revisions at their 1 p.m. work session this afternoon. Their full agenda is online here.

• The East Hampton Healthcare Foundation and Southampton Hospital will co-sponsor a free community Health Fair at the Most Holy Trinity School at 77 Buell Lane, East Hampton this Friday, Feb. 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Highlights include free health screenings (cholesterol, blood pressure, HIV, and colorectal) and appointments for no-cost mammogram and pap tests (for uninsured women over the age of 40).

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

Jan. 31
MTK Hbr: 11:10 a.m., 11:40 p.m.
Orient: 12:11 p.m.
Greenport: 12:25 a.m., 12:39 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 12:20 a.m., 12:34 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 1:47 a.m., 2:01 p.m.
S. JPT: 1:54 a.m., 2:08 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:14 a.m., 9:43 p.m.

Feb. 1
MTK Hbr: 11:56 a.m.
Orient: 12:41 a.m., 12:57 p.m.
Greenport: 1:09 a.m., 1:25 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 1:04 a.m., 1:20 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 2:31 a.m., 2:47 p.m.
S. JPT: 2:38 a.m., 2:54 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:03 a.m., 10:34 p.m.

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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