Downs Creek, Sunday
Downs Creek, Sunday

Good Morning!

• Snow and sleet are likely today, possibly mixed with freezing rain after 5 p.m., but the high today will be near 37 degrees, a good break from the chill of the past week. Snow and sleet accumulations are expected to be less than half an inch. We’re expecting more snow and sleet overnight, with a low around 29. Tomorrow will be mostly sunny, with a high near 40, and Wednesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 38.

 • Offices in Southold Town Hall will be closed today due to frozen pipes, but other Southold facilities will be open and Town Supervisor Scott Russell will still be reachable at 631.300.5349. 

• The depth of winter is the perfect time to venture out to see a dramatic performance, and this January brings several award-winning plays to stages across the East End. Read our preview online here.

• JDTLab at Guild Hall in East Hampton presents a free staged reading of “Rachel,” a new musical about environmentalist Rachel Carson, tonight at 7:30 p.m. More details are online here.

• Progressive East End Reformers are hosting candidate forums with each of the six Democratic candidates for U.S. Congress on alternating Tuesdays beginning tomorrow, when former Suffolk County Legislator Vivian Viloria Fisher and New York City Council staffer David Pechefsky will speak. The forum begins at 6:30 p.m. in the community room of Bridgehampton National Bank’s headquarters on Montauk Highway in Bridgehampton. More details are online here.

• Greenport Harbor Brewing Company and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County’s marine program present “Kelp Art + Awareness” this Friday, Jan. 12 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the brewery’s Peconic tasting room. The event features a new beer, food and art featuring the new harvest of kelp from the Peconic Bays. More details are online here.

• The Beacon’s Week in Review was delivered piping hot to inboxes throughout the East End in the wee hours of Sunday morning. To get your own copy each week, sign up here.

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

Jan. 8
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:40 a.m., 3:03 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:48 a.m., 2:11 p.m.
Greenport: 3:17 a.m., 3:40 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:09 a.m., 4:35 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:12 a.m., 3:35 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:39 a.m., 5:02 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:46 a.m., 5:09 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:04 a.m., 12:16 p.m.

Jan. 9
Plum Gut Harbor: 3:42 a.m., 4:07 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 2:50 a.m., 3:15 p.m.
Greenport: 4:19 a.m., 4:44 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:07 a.m., 5:36 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:14 a.m., 4:39 p.m.
New Suffolk: 5:41 a.m., 6:06 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5:48 a.m., 6:13 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:56 a.m., 1:08 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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