Moon over New Suffolk
Moon over New Suffolk

Good Morning!

• Today will be partly sunny, with a steady temperature around 36, but wind chill values between 20 and 25, with a northwest wind 30 to 33 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 48. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 20 but wind chill values between 10 and 15. Tuesday will mostly sunny, with a high near 39. There’s a 20 percent chance of snow showers before 11 a.m. Wednesday, then a slight chance of rain showers. Otherwise, it will be partly sunny, with a high near 43. 

• Farmers usually spend the winter months ordering seeds, planning their crop placement and fixing machines, but this winter, the East End farming community is wondering instead what a recent court decision will mean for their spring plans. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• As the Hamptons International Film Festival enters its 25th year, the festival is celebrating this month with a record 45 Oscar nominations for films that screened at last October’s festival. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• The Flanders, Riverside & Northampton Community Association will host a discussion with new Southampton Town Police Chief Steven Skrynecki and an information session about a special vote on Feb. 28 at the Flanders Fire Department for the purchase of a new fire truck at their monthly meeting this evening, Monday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. at the David W. Crohan Community Center at 655 Flanders Road.

• Registration is now open for the Long Island Natural History Conference, to be held March 24 and 25 at Brookhaven National Laboratory. 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 very own copy each week, sign up here.

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

Feb. 13
MTK Hbr: 10:27 a.m., 10:50 p.m.
Orient: 11:28 a.m., 11:51 p.m.
Greenport: 11:56 a.m.
Sag Hbr: 11:51 a.m.
N. Suffolk: 12:54 a.m., 1:18 p.m.
S. JPT: 1:01 a.m., 1:25 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:40 a.m., 9:12 p.m.

Feb. 14
MTK Hbr: 11:13 a.m., 11:37 p.m.
Orient: 12:14 p.m.
Greenport: 12:19 a.m., 12:42 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 12:14 a.m., 12:37 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 1:41 a.m., 2:04 p.m.
S. JPT: 1:48 a.m., 2:11 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:24 a.m., 9:58 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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