Good Morning!

• There’s a 20 percent chance of snow showers today, changing to rain between 1 and 4 p.m., with skies gradually clearing, and a high temperature near 44 degrees, with wind chill values between 20 and 30 and a northwest wind 5 to 10 miles per hour, increasing to 11 to 16 miles per hour in the afternoon. It will be clear overnight, with a low around 22 but wind chill values between 10 and 15, with a northwest wind 14 to 21 miles per hour. Friday will be sunny, with a high near 38, and Saturday will be cloudy, with a 40 percent chance of rain and snow after 1 p.m.

• The new Riverhead Town Board has passed a six month moratorium on industrial development in Calverton and agreed to prohibit airports from operating in the Planned Development district at EPCAL. Read More.

• The Riverhead Town Board will discuss the Wading River water storage tank for the Riverhead Water District, the playground and amphitheater proposed for the Town Square, the proposed First Street parking garage and code revisions regarding towing vehicles from private property at its 10 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live here.

• The Southampton Town Board will discuss the draft agenda for its Jan. 9 meeting at its 10:30 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on Sea-TV’s YouTube channel.

• The East Hampton Town Board will hold public hearings on analysis of the East Hampton Senior Center project, on restrictions on ebikes and scooters and on several code changes regarding stop signs and parking at its 6 p.m. meeting this evening. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on LTV’s YouTube channel.

• The East Hampton Healthcare Foundation will sponsor a free community Health Fair at St. Luke’s Church in East Hampton tomorrow, Jan. 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Here’s more info.

• Peconic Baykeeper & Peconic Estuary Program hold a Winter Watershed Walk tomorrow at 10 a.m. at Tuckahoe Woods, 37 Sebonac Road, Southampton. It’s an all-ages walk to learn about the coastal habitats in the watershed. Contact or to register.

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

January 4
Plum Gut Harbor: 3:50 a.m., 4:08 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 2:58 a.m., 3:16 p.m.
Greenport: 4:27 a.m., 4:45 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:55 a.m., 5:22 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:22 a.m., 4:40 p.m.
New Suffolk: 5:49 a.m., 6:07 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5:56 a.m., 6:14 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 2:37 a.m., 2:35 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:46 a.m., 12:44 p.m.

January 5
Plum Gut Harbor: 4:43 a.m., 5:06 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 3:51 a.m., 4:14 p.m.
Greenport: 5:20 a.m., 5:43 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:46 a.m., 6:19 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 5:15 a.m., 5:38 p.m.
New Suffolk: 6:42 a.m., 7:05 p.m.
South Jamesport: 6:49 a.m., 7:12 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 3:22 a.m., 3:26 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:31 a.m., 1:35 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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