's winter!
And…it’s winter!

Good Morning!

• Snow is likely this morning, mainly before 10 a.m., after which it will become ostly cloudy, with a high near 35 degrees, but wind chill values between 20 and 25, with a north wind 7 to 9 miles per hour. We’re expecting accumulations of up to four inches by the time the snow ends. Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 17. We’re expecting 3 to 5 inches of snow during the day Saturday, with a high near 27 degrees but wind chill values between 5 and 15. Sunday will be mostly sunny but blustery, with a high near 27.

• As the fight over the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act begins in Washington with the swearing-in of the 115th Congress, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo presented his office’s analysis of what the repeal means to New Yorkers, and East End Congressman Lee Zeldin was quick to rebuff the governor’s statements. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• New York Senator Chuck Schumer demanded his Democratic colleagues work on behalf of working Americans in a speech on the Senate floor as he was sworn in as Senate Minority Leader Jan. 3. More details are online here.

• The Flanders Fire Department and FRNCA host their semi-annual Blood Drive this Saturday, Jan. 7 from 1 to 7 p.m. at the Flanders Fire Department, 19 Firehouse Lane in Flanders. The New York Blood Center is in urgent need of blood from the community. More details about giving blood are online here.

• The Quogue Wildlife Refuge is hosting photographer Kevin Ferris this Saturday, Jan. 7 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. for a discussion on shooting in difficult environments. Registration is limited, and there’s a $5 fee per participant. More details are online here.

• The Sag Harbor restaurant Page at 63 Main Street is inviting volunteer firefighters from Sag Harbor and the surrounding districts who battled the Dec. 16 Main Street fire to enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer this Sunday, Jan. 8 from 3 to 5 p.m., after which the event will open to the public with a cash bar at 5 p.m. The Sag Harbor Fire Department will be raising money to help people in the community that are in need or have suffered a loss. More details are online here.

• Find out what’s going on on the East End this weekend, and throughout the upcoming weeks, in The Beacon’s events calendar, online here.

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

Jan. 6
MTK Hbr: 2:53 a.m., 3:13 p.m.
Orient: 3:54 a.m., 4:14 p.m.
Greenport: 4:22 a.m., 4:42 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 3:17 a.m., 3:33 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 5:44 a.m., 6:04 p.m.
S. JPT: 5:51 a.m., 6:11 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:48 a.m., 1:11 p.m.

Jan. 7
MTK Hbr: 3:55 a.m., 4:17 p.m.
Orient: 4:56 a.m., 5:18 p.m.
Greenport: 5:24 a.m., 5:46 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 5:19 a.m., 5:41 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 6:46 a.m., 7:08 p.m.
S. JPT: 6:53 a.m., 7:15 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:47 a.m., 2:15 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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