Good Morning!

• We’re expecting rain today, mainly before 3 p.m., with a steady temperature around 43 degrees and a southwest wind 13 to 21 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 31 mph. We’re also expecting rain overnight, with a low around 39, and rain again on Tuesday, with a high near 46. Wednesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 43.

• Whether in politics or any other sphere of life; there are plenty of folks looking to capitalize on our fears. Our columnist Dave Davis explores what that might mean in the voting booth this season in this month’s Dave’s Desk@Ditch.

• The Southold Historical Society’s Winter Lecture Series continues tomorrow afternoon with a free lecture on the “Montauk Point Lighthouse” by Henry Osmers at 4 p.m. in the Peconic Landing Auditorium. More details are online here.

• The folks at North Fork Audubon are hosting an informational session on how to use eBird to participate in next weekend’s Great Backyard Bird Count, an international citizen science project, this coming Saturday, Feb. 15 at 10 a.m. at Inlet Pond County Park in Greenport. More details are online here.

• The Long Island Buddhist Meditation Center and the Indian Network of Eastern Long Island are hosting a bus trop to the Indraloka Animal Sanctuary in Pennsylvania, where they recently arranged to have four calves sent to avoid them becoming veal, on May 30. All are welcome. 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:

February 10
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:23 a.m., 10:49 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:31 a.m., 9:57 p.m.
Greenport: 11 a.m., 11:26 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:57 a.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:55 a.m., 11:21 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:22 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:06 a.m., 12:29 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:32 a.m., 10:06 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:41 a.m., 8:15 p.m.

February 11
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:13 a.m., 11:40 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:21 a.m., 10:48 p.m.
Greenport: 11:50 a.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:27 a.m., 12:47 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:45 a.m.
New Suffolk: 12:48 a.m., 1:12 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:55 a.m., 1:19 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10:21 a.m., 10:58 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:30 a.m., 9:07 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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