Good Morning!

• We’re expecting mostly cloudy skies today, with a high temperature near 57 degrees and showers and fog likely, mainly after 4 p.m., The wind will be out of the southwest at 6 to 8 miles per hour. Showers are expected to continue overnight, with a low around 42. Thursday will be cloudy, with a high near 49 and a 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 7 a.m. Friday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 45.

• The Riverhead Town Board is slated to take up a resolution at this afternoon’s 2 p.m. meeting on whether to hold a public hearing on a proposed six-month moratorium on development in three industrial zoning districts at its Jan. 18 meeting at 6 p.m., after much public outcry over the past several months. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live here.

• As of Dec. 30, 2022, the New York Marine Rescue Center in Riverhead had responded to and treated more than 90 cold stunned sea turtles that have stranded due to cold stunning on Long Island beaches, making this one of their busiest yet. Read more in our sister publication, The Peconic Bathtub.

• The East Hampton Trails Preservation Society and the Montauk Historical Society host an excursion this morning through Montauk’s Culloden shores titled “The Fascinating Story of Leisurama.”  Meet at 10 a.m. at the parking lot on Soundview Drive between Gull Road and Tern Drive in Montauk. Email leader Laurie Devito for more information at

• Southampton Village Mayor Jesse Warren announced this week that he is now offering office hours for residents to discuss any questions, concerns, or comments, on Wednesdays between the hours of 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Residents who are interested can schedule a meeting by visiting

• Beacon columnist Dave Davis reflects on how to avoid intellectualizing the concept of impermanence and embrace a more holistic approach when facing loss in your personal life in this month’s edition of Dave’s Desk@Ditch.

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

January 4
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:52 a.m., 8:13 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7 a.m., 7:21 p.m.
Greenport: 8:29 a.m., 8:50 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:19 a.m., 9:53 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:24 a.m., 8:45 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:51 a.m., 10:12 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:58 a.m., 10:19 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 6:58 a.m., 7:24 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet:5:07 a.m., 5:33 p.m.

January 5
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:33 a.m., 8:55 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:41 a.m., 8:03 p.m.
Greenport: 9:10 a.m., 9:32 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:03 a.m., 10:35 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:05 a.m., 9:27 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:32 a.m., 10:54 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:39 a.m., 11:01 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 7:41 a.m., 8:09 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:50 a.m., 6:18 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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