Dead end, winter wind.
Dead end, winter wind.

Good Morning!

• Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 36 but wind chill values between 10 and 20, with a northwest wind 6 to 9 miles per hour, becoming southwest in the afternoon. Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a steady temperature around 31. There’s a 30 percent chance of rain and snow before noon tomorrow, turning to rain in the afternoon, then back to rain and snow in the evening, with a high near 42 degrees. Thursday will be partly sunny and breezy, with a high near 36.

The East End’s town boards have a busy day scheduled for today:

• The Southold Town Board will hear presentations from new Recreation Supervisor Janet Douglass, an update on the town’s Bay-to-Sound trail and projects for PEP habitat restoration from Public Works Director Jeff Standish, the draft of the town’s 2017 CPF management and stewardship plan and updates on helicopters and the land preservation committee at their 9 a.m. work session this morning. The board will hold a public hearing on changes to the town’s wetland code at their 7:30 p.m. regular meeting. The full agenda for both meetings is online here.

• The East Hampton Town Board will hear a presentation on The Cottages on Route 114 from the Sag Harbor Community Housing Trust, will hear the annual police report an an update on emergency communications from town Police Chief Michael Sarlo and hear updates on deer management and parking on Edgemere Road at their 10 a.m. work session at the Montauk Firehouse this morning. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Southampton Town Board will hold public hearings on film permits, changes to updated Certificates of Occupancy in the code, a proposed repeal of town code chapter 325A regarding freshwater wetlands, on a proposed enhanced development rights purchase in Sagaponack and on a proposed conservation easement in Speonk at their 1 p.m. board meeting at town hall this afternoon. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Shelter Island Town Board will discuss short term rentals, the dewatering of the Historical Society and East End association of towns legislative initiatives at their 1 p.m. work session this afternoon. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Rotary Club of Riverhead will host Town Supervisor Sean Walter’s 2017 State of the Town Address on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 5:30 p.m. at the Birchwood Restaurant, 512 Pulaski Street in Riverhead.  The cost to attend the dinner is $30 per person. For more information or reservations and tickets, contact Beth Hanlon at 631.727.1700 or email

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

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.

Feb. 15
MTK Hbr: noon
Orient: 12:38 a.m., 1:01 p.m.
Greenport: 1:06 a.m., 1:29 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 1:01 a.m., 1:24 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 2:28 a.m., 2:51 p.m.
S. JPT: 2:35 a.m., 2:58 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:10 a.m., 10:43 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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