Good Morning!

We’re expecting partly sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 45 degrees and a light and variable wind becoming northwest around 5 miles per hour. We’re expecting rain overnight, turning to snow by early Tuesday, with heavy snow throughout the day Tuesday, a northeast wind 17 to 24 miles per hour, and new snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches possible. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 26. Wednesday is expected to be sunny and breezy, with a high near 35.

Approximately 700 New York State Nurses Association nurses at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead and Northwell Health/ Long Island Jewish in Valley Stream are planning to strike beginning Feb. 21. On Feb. 9, NYSNA members at both hospitals “marched to their hospital administrators’ offices to deliver 10-day strike notices, notifying management that they intend to strike starting Feb. 21 unless tentative contract agreements can be reached beforehand.” Read More.

After a plan to put a referendum before voters for an eighth of a percent sales tax to fund septic improvement initiatives was stymied by Republicans in the Suffolk County Legislature last summer, new County Executive Ed Romaine unveiled a new tax plan last week that will provide more funding to sewers than on-site septic systems if approved by voters in a referendum this November. Read More.

The Island Jazz Express will play a special Valentine’s Day concert on Wednesday, Feb. 14, at 7:30 p.m. at the Jamesport Meeting House featuring big band and vocal music of the likes of Count Basie, Buddy Rich, George Gershwin. Here’s More Info.

The Southold Historical Society holds the first lecture in its Winter Series, featuring North Fork chef and author John Ross discussing “The Emergence of a True North Fork Cuisine” on Thursday, Feb. 15 at 4 p.m. at the Southold Town Recreation Center. Here’s more info.

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

February 12
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:27 a.m., 11:55 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:35 a.m., 11:03 p.m.
Greenport: 12:04 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:39 a.m., 1:03 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:59 a.m.
New Suffolk: 1:03 a.m., 1:26 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:09 a.m., 1:33 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10:40 a.m., 11:11 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:49 a.m., 9:20 p.m.

February 13
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:18 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:26 a.m., 11:56 p.m.
Greenport: 12:32 a.m., 12:55 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:28 a.m., 1:54 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:27 a.m., 12:50 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:54 a.m., 2:17 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:01 a.m., 2:24 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 11:32 a.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:41 a.m., 10:13 p.m.

And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.

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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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