Good Morning!

• We’re expecting cloudy skies today, with a steady temperature around 45 degrees and a light northeast wind. There’s a 40 percent chance of overnight showers after 1 a.m., with a low around 38. We’re expecting a 50 percent chance of showers early Friday, with skies gradually becoming mostly sunny and a high near 42. Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 43.

• A resolution to hold a public hearing on a proposed moratorium on development in three industrial districts in Riverhead Town failed on Wednesday afternoon, with only two board members voting to support hearing public opinion on the proposal. Calverton residents have turned out in droves to support a moratorium at recent town board meetings.

• The Riverhead Town Board will not hold its weekly work session this morning. Their next scheduled work session is next Thursday, Jan. 12.

• The Southampton Town Board will discuss proposed regulations for retail marijuana dispensaries in town at their 10 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 holds its annual organizational meeting this afternoon at 2 p.m. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on LTV’s YouTube channel.

• North Fork Audubon’s Friday Morning Birders meet tomorrow from 8 to 10 a.m. at Hallock State Park, 6062 Sound Ave., Riverhead. Led by birder Keith J. Klein, attendees will explore the diversity of habitats from agricultural fields, mixed woods and bluffs leading to the Long Island Sound. Register for this free event at

• With Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service coming up mid-January, the Riverhead Anti-Bias Task Force is hosting a Community Service Expo on Jan. 7 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Riverhead Library. Anyone with a willingness or interest in volunteering locally will find a great match for their interests, abilities, and amount of time they have to give, whether it’s just a few hours total or an ongoing commitment. Here’s more info.

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

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.

January 6
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:15 a.m., 9:37 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:23 a.m., 8:45 p.m.
Greenport: 9:52 a.m., 10:14 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:44 a.m., 11:15 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:47 a.m., 10:09 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:14 a.m., 11:36 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:21 a.m., 11:43 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:21 a.m., 8:51 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:30 a.m., 7 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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