Getting ready for the big freeze.
Getting ready for the big freeze.

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting snow showers after 11 a.m. today, with an accumulation of less than an inch. But the real weather news this week is the deep freeze that begins tonight and continues until Tuesday morning. Tonight, we’re expecting a low of 8 and Friday we’re expecting a high of 14, with a wind chill between -10 and zero. Friday night will see a low of 9, Saturday will see a high of 28, Sunday will see a high of 17 and Monday will see a high of 19. Tuesday, we’re looking at a high near 33 with some snow flurries.

• The National Estuary Program has launched an #iheartestuaries Twitter campaign. Through the end of the day tomorrow, they’re asking Tweeters to tell Congress they care about their local estuary. More information is online here.

• The Riverhead School District will host its annual Unity Black History Month Celebration in the Charles Cardona Auditorium at Riverhead High School tonight at 6:30 p.m.

•The East End of Long Island has some of the most extensive and productive creek networks in the entire state, but cutbacks at the Department of Environmental Conservation have long plagued the department’s oversight of shellfishing in those creeks. Southold Town wants to do something to change that. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

Southold Town Board members got a little bit of sticker shock Tuesday morning when they learned it would likely cost the town $3 million to build a justice court behind town hall. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• Southampton Town will hold interviews for board and committee vacancies at their 10 a.m. work sesion this morning. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Riverhead Town Board will hold a work session at 10 a.m. today. When the agenda is available, it will be online here.

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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