Rebar beach, New Suffolk
Rebar beach, New Suffolk

Good Morning!

• There’s some rain sticking around this morning, but we’re expecting gradually clearing skies today, with a high near 44 degrees and a northwest wind 11 to 15 miles per hour. It will be mostly clear tonight, with a low around 19. Tuesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 34, and Wednesday will be partly sunny, with a high near 45. 

• Strategic retreat from the coastline in Montauk is one of the most notable components of a series of hamlet studies presented to the East Hampton Town Board Feb. 6. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• What do the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals have to do with the East End? Find out in Michael Daly’s February column, “2030 or Bust!“.

• Tickets are available online for Community Action Southold Town’s Have-A-Heart dinner for the organization’s winter emergency fund, to be held this Thursday, Feb. 15 at Peconic Landing, More details are online here.

• The North Fork Audubon Society hosts an informational discussion about how to get involved with the Great Backyard Bird Count this coming Saturday, Feb. 17 at noon at the Red House at Inlet Pond County Park in Greenport. The Great Backyard Bird Count Runs Feb. 16 through 19, worldwide. 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:

Feb. 12
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:35 a.m., 7:57 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:43 a.m., 7:05 p.m.
Greenport: 8:12 a.m., 8:34 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:58 a.m., 9:27 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:07 a.m., 8:29 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:34 a.m., 9:56 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:41 a.m., 10:03 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:43 a.m., 5:09 p.m.

Feb. 13
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:17 a.m., 8:39 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:25 a.m., 7:47 p.m.
Greenport: 8:54 a.m., 9:16 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:42 a.m., 10:09 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:49 a.m., 9:11 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:16 a.m., 10:38 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:23 a.m., 10:45 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:29 a.m., 5:53 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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