Good Morning!

• Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 40 degrees, with a 30 percent chance of snow showers after noon. It will be windy, with a west wind 14 to 19 miles per hour, increasing to 21 to 26 mph in the afternoon. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 19. Thursday will be sunny, with a high near 33. Friday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 48.

• The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is opening a solicitation of bids this morning for a new West of Shinnecock Inlet Dune Road Project to replenish sand along the oceanfront there, where Southampton Town and Suffolk County workers have been struggling to prevent a breach through the barrier island into Shinnecock Bay after several storms in the fall of 2019. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• The Riverhead Central School District Board of Education is continuing to develop the scope of work to be included in a bond referendum scheduled to go before voters in the community in early 2020, and will hold three public meetings this month to discuss the district’s plans, beginning with a meeting today at noon at the Riverhead Free Library. More details are online here.

• Long Island Sound Senior Care’s Seniors Connect’s next weekly meeting will be held this morning at 10 a.m. at D’Latte at 218 Main Street in Greenport. Seniors are invited to come share ideas for LISSC programming to help seniors socialize, learn, volunteer and be active in the community. For more information, call Bette at 631.333.2837.

• Drawdown East End, a group whose goal is to implement local solutions to the climate crisis, will be holding its first Drawdown Festival, a day filled with films, forums and fun for families, on Saturday, Jan. 11 fat the Southampton Arts Center. More information is online here.

• The East Hampton Library at 159 Main Street in East Hampton will hold a Winter Coat Giveaway this Saturday, Jan. 11 from 3 to 5 p.m. They also have hats, gloves, and scarves, for children, teens, and adults. All are welcome to pick out a coat, courtesy of community donations.

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

January 8
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:47 a.m., 8:11 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:55 a.m., 7:19 p.m.
Greenport: 8:24 a.m., 8:48 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:08 a.m., 9:44 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:19 a.m., 8:43 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:46 a.m., 10:10 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:33 a.m., 10:59 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 6:44 a.m., 7:16 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:53 a.m., 5:25 p.m.

January 9
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:27 a.m., 8:53 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:35 a.m., 8:01 p.m.
Greenport: 9:04 a.m., 9:30 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:54 a.m., 10:30 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:59 a.m., 9:25 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:26 a.m., 10:52 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:33 a.m., 10:59 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 7:30 a.m., 8:03 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:39 a.m., 6:12 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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