Winter's last hurrah?
Winter’s last hurrah?

Good Morning!

• The latest official snowfall tallies as of the wee hours of this morning for yesterday’s storm are as follows: Orient received 8.4 inches of snow and Baiting Hollow received 7 inches of snow. Weather spotters on the South Fork had not yet sent their figures to the National Weather Service as of 7:40 a.m. We’re expecting temperatures in the high 30s for the next couple days, along with rain tomorrow turning into a dusting of less than an inch of snow tomorrow evening. There are scattered delays on the LIRR this morning, and many schools have a two hour delay. We have more delay information on our Facebook page.

• The Long Island Pine Barrens Society announced yesterday they’ve launched “Long Island Moms For Clean Water,” an organization of concerned Long Island families who want to improving drinking water and surface water. The group will provide members with information on how to persuade public officials to support water protection efforts and how to protect water quality in their homes. To join, email:

• Due to unannounced construction by Suffolk County in front of North Fork Audubon’s headquarters in Greenport, their Great Backyard Bird Count event scheduled for Saturday has been cancelled. But you can still count birds in your own backyard using these Audubon Society tools.

• If you haven’t yet made plans for Valentine’s Day, The Beacon’s event calendar has some fun suggestions.

• There’s a ton of great music happening on the East End this weekend. We have a whole bunch of information on who’s playing 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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