This Morning’s Bulletin — 1.31.23

Good Morning!

• There’s a 20 percent chance of snow showers between 7 and 10 a.m. today, with partly sunny skies and a high temperature near 40 degrees, with a northwest wind 8 to 11 miles per hour. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 18 but wind chill values between 10 and 15. There’s a slight chance of flurries before 1 p.m. Wednesday, with skies gradually becoming mostly sunny and a high near 34. Thursday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 39.

• Hundreds of people poured onto Truman’s Beach in East Marion Sunday morning to join the North Fork Polar Bears in a plunge into the winter waters, raising more than $45,000 for CAST’s work helping neighbors in need. Read More.

• Long Island’s osprey population continued its dramatic rebound in the summer of 2022, according to statistics released in late January by the Group for the East End. Read more in our sister publication, The Peconic Bathtub.

• The Southold Town Board will discuss WinterFest in Southold Town, repairs to the town’s Human Resource Center in Mattituck, amendments to the town code regarding the waterfront, a proposed moratorium on battery energy storage, funding for emergency services and code revisions regarding accessory apartments at its 9 a.m. work session this morning. The board is slated to hold two public hearings, on parking prohibitions on Sound Drive in Greenport and on the purchase of a development rights easement on 15.6 acres of the Henry L. Ferguson Museum on Fishers Island for $925,000, at its 4:30 p.m. meeting this afternoon. Here’s the Zoom login for the morning work session and for the afternoon meeting. The agenda for both meetings is online here.

• The Eastern Long Island Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation will hold the inaugural Zoom meeting for its Rise Above Plastic committee this 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.

• Today is the last day to subscribe to receive The Beacon’s February print edition via U.S. Mail. Much of our coverage can be found in print before you find it here and our print edition supports much of the work we do. Here’s how to subscribe.

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

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.

February 1
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:51 a.m., 7:12 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:59 a.m., 6:20 p.m.
Greenport: 7:28 a.m., 7:49 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:08 a.m., 8:44 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:23 a.m., 7:44 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:50 a.m., 9:11 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:57 a.m., 9:18 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 5:40 a.m., 6:12 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:49 a.m., 4:21 p.m.

And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.

Beth Young

Beth Young has been covering the East End since the 1990s. In her spare time, she runs around the block, 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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