Winter refuses to read the signs.
Winter refuses to read the signs.

Good Morning!

• We faced a few flurries overnight, and we’re expecting more today, possibly mixing with rain after 1 p.m. By the time it’s over, we’re expecting to have less than an inch of new snow on the ground. The high temperature will be near 38 today but the northeast wind will make it feel like between 20 and 30. Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 22. There’s a 20 percent chance of snow showers tomorrow, but otherwise it will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 31. Friday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 30.

• North Fork Audubon has a special series of events scheduled for this Saturday, Feb. 13, beginning with a “Love is for the Birds” bird walk in Orient State Park with Tom Damiani at 10 a.m., followed by a benefit lunch and screening of Su Rynard’s film “The Messenger,” a breathtaking cinematic tale about human impacts on bird migration, at Poquatuck Hall at noon. Tickets to the screening are $20 and more information is online here.

• Peconic Landing will again be hosting Community Action Southold Town’s annual Have-A-Heart lasagne dinner to benefit CAST’s Winter Emergency Fund on Friday, Feb. 26, with two seatings, at 5 and 7 p.m. Lea Kendall will provide music for the occasion. Seating is limited. Call CAST for reservations at 631.477.1717. More information is online here. [$25/$10]

• On this Friday, Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m., Erik Zettler of the Sea Education Association will give a free seminar entitled: “Life in the Plastisphere: The ecology of plastic marine debris” in the Duke Lecture Hall of Chancellor’s Hall on the Stony Brook Southampton Campus. More information is online here.

• The South Fork Natural History Museum is hosting a talk Feb. 27 with renowned shark researcher Greg Metzger, who has spent the last 13 years interacting with sharks in our local Long Island waters. Find out more in the Peconic Bathtub here.

• Peconic Landing in Greenport is hosting a discussion on deer issues and tick-borne diseases with Dr. John Rasweiler, a former professor at the medical schools of Columbia University and NYS Downtown Medical Center and a member of Southold’s Deer Management Task Force on Saturday, Feb. 20 at 3 p.m. All are welcome to attend and bring questions!

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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