Good Morning!

• We’re expecting a 20 percent chance of rain before 10 a.m. today, with cloudy skies gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high temperature near 42 degrees and a calm wind becoming northwest 5 to 9 miles per hour in the afternoon. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 30. We’re expecting increasing clouds on Tuesday, with a high near 42. Wednesday will be partly sunny, with a high near 43.

• Mattituck resident Hazel Kahan, a radio host on the independent station 89.5 WPKN, has devoted herself for years to exploring the lives of North Forkers through her program North Fork Works. This fall, she’s turned the lens onto herself, exploring her own unique place in the world in a memoir, “A House in Lahore: Growing Up Jewish in Pakistan,” about her childhood as the daughter of Jewish doctors from Europe who’d sought safety in what was then India and is now Pakistan during the trauma of the Second World War. Read More.

• The Immaculate Conception R.C. Church at 580 Main Street in Westhampton Beach hosts a New York Blood Center blood drive this afternoon and evening from noon to 8 p.m. Appointments are recommended and can be made online here.

• Estate planning attorney Britt Burner, Esq. discusses the recent changes to Medicaid eligibility and assessments as well as the importance of having proper estate planning documents in place in a special presentation tomorrow evening, Jan. 10 at 5:30 p.m. at the East Hampton Library. Here’s more info.

• The newly formed Cutchogue Civic Association will hold its second meeting, a panel discussion on a proposed new battery energy storage facility on Oregon Road, this Thursday, Jan. 12 at 6 p.m. at the Peconic Recreation Center on Peconic Lane. This meeting had initially been tentatively scheduled for Jan. 19. All are welcome.

• 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:

January 9
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:21 a.m., 11:49 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:29 a.m., 10:57 p.m.
Greenport: 11:58 a.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:32 a.m., 12:40 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:53 a.m.
New Suffolk: 1:04 a.m., 1:20 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:11 a.m., 1:27 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10:13 a.m., 10:53 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:22 a.m., 9:02 p.m.

January 10
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:02 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:10 a.m., 11:41 p.m.
Greenport: 12:26 a.m., 12:39 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:10 a.m., 1:19 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:21 a.m., 12:34 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:48 a.m., 2:01 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:55 a.m., 2:08 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10:49 a.m., 11:34 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:58 a.m., 9:43 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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