Good Morning!

• It will be sunny today, with a high temperature near 51 degrees and a light southwest wind, becoming south from 6 to 11 miles per hour. We’re expecting increasing clouds overnight, with a low around 40. Saturday will be partly sunny, with a high near 55. Sunday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 32 and a 40 percent chance of light snow.

• After nearly five years of negotiations with potential buyers of 1,600 acres of the former Grumman manufacturing site in Calverton now known as EPCAL, Riverhead Town is taking a new tack this year. Read More.

• Tela Troge of the Shinnecock Kelp Farmers’ Cooperative, a multi-generation collective of six women who are members of the Shinnecock Indian Nation, will discuss the cooperative and how it leverages Shinnecock’s traditional relationship with the sea and with seaweed to capture carbon and nitrogen that has poisoned the waters of Shinnecock Bay and beyond tonight at 6 p.m. at the Southampton Arts Center in a program in conjunction with the new exhibition, “Outcropping.” Here’s how to register.

• The Parrish Art Museum hosts a free screening of “A Choice of Weapons: Inspired by Gordon Parks” this evening at 6 p.m. In partnership with the Eastville Community Historical Society, this film will be followed by a panel discussion on Gordon Parks’ influence on contemporary Black photography. Register at

• The Quogue Wildlife Refuge’s Light the Winter Night Trail Walk, originally scheduled for the night of last month’s blizzard, has been rescheduled for this Saturday night. Here’s more.

• The Southampton Trails Preservation Society and the Southampton History Museum will hold a Valentine Hike in Emma Rose Elliston Park in North Sea on Sunday, Feb. 13 at 10 a.m. Meet in the Elliston parking lot at 9:45 (40 Millstone Brook Road/ North Sea Road to Millstone Brook Road, first possible left). April Gonzales will point out and talk about the rare surviving American chestnut trees. The trails are well cleared, but it’s always a good idea to protect against ticks and dress for the weather. To RSVP, call Tim Corwin at 631.204.7821.

Suffolk County reported 342 new cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday, Feb. 9, with 3.2 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 324 people hospitalized with the virus in the county, with 49 of them in ICU. The county reported three new fatalities from the virus, bringing the death toll here to 4,288 people since March of 2020.

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

Feb. 11
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:11 a.m., 6:35 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:19 a.m., 5:43 p.m.
Greenport: 6:48 a.m., 7:12 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 7:19 a.m., 7:58 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 6:43 a.m., 7:07 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:10 a.m., 8:34 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:17 a.m., 8:41 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 4:46 a.m., 5:23 a.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:55 a.m., 3:32 p.m.

Feb. 12
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:01 a.m., 7:21 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:09 a.m., 6:29 p.m.
Greenport: 7:38 a.m., 7:58 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:13 a.m., 8:48 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:33 a.m., 7:53 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9 a.m., 9:20 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:07 a.m., 9:27 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 5:43 a.m., 6:20 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:52 a.m., 4:29 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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