Good Morning!

• It will be sunny today, with a high temperature near 34 degrees but wind chill values between zero and 10, with a northeast wind 8 to 10 miles per hour. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 22. Wednesday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 42. There’s a 50 percent chance of rain Thursday, with patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 46.

• “Outcropping — Indigenous Art Now,” opening at the Southampton Arts Center on Feb. 4, is a bold step toward celebrating contemporary artists from the Shinnecock Nation and an array of sovereign Indigenous nations throughout the United States. The exhibition will address Native issues across the county, highlighting shared and individual triumphs and struggles. Read More.

• The Southold Town Board will hear presentations from its Economic Development Committee’s business survey, Transportation Commission goals for 2022, boat ramp permitting at Norman E. Klipp Park in Greenport, next steps for a new justice court building, transient rentals and a proposed affordable housing development on Route 48 in Cutchogue at its 9 a.m. work session this morning. There are no public hearings slated for the board’s 4:30 p.m. regular meeting today. Here’s the agenda for both meetings, here’s the Zoom link for the morning work session, and here’s the Zoom link for the 4:30 p.m. meeting.

• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss a proposed pilot project to change the flow of traffic at the intersections of Stephen Hands Path, Cedar Street and Northwest Road, a draft temporary license agreement for the Carl Fisher House in Montauk, special events legislation and restrictions of smoking near lifeguard areas on town beaches at its 11 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on LTV’s YouTube channel.

• The Riverhead Town Board meets at 2 p.m. this afternoon. There are no public hearings scheduled. The agenda is online here, and the meeting can be viewed live here.

Suffolk County reported 210 new cases of Covid-19 on Sunday, Jan. 30, with 5.7 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 521 people hospitalized with the virus, with 80 of them in ICU. The county reported four new fatalities from the virus, bringing the death toll here to 4,208 people since March of 2020.

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

Feb. 1
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:33 a.m., 9:57 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:41 a.m., 9:05 p.m.
Greenport: 10:10 a.m., 10:34 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:10 a.m., 11:40 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:05 a.m., 10:29 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:32 a.m., 11:56 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:39 a.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:51 a.m., 9:20 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7 a.m., 7:29 p.m.

Feb. 2
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:23 a.m., 10:48 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:31 a.m., 9:56 p.m.
Greenport: 11 a.m., 11:25 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: Noon
Sag Harbor: 10:55 a.m., 11:20 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:22 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:03 a.m., 12:29 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:40 a.m., 10:09 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:49 a.m., 8:18 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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