Good Morning!

• The highest reported East End snow total for yesterday’s snow was 3.6 inches in Calverton, according to the National Weather Service, followed by 2.5 inches in Mattituck and Orient.

• It will be mostly sunny today, with a high temperature near 25 degrees but wind chill values between zero and 10, with a northwest wind 16 to 22 miles per hour. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 14. Tuesday will be sunny, with a high near 31. We’re expecting increasing clouds on Wednesday, with a high near 46.

• As workers began digging the trench to bring the South Fork Wind Farm’s transmission cable ashore in Wainscott Friday morning, New York Governor Kathy Hochul, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and a plethora of local and regional elected officials, labor leaders and industry representatives gathered on a soundstage at LTV Studios for a symbolic groundbreaking ceremony. Read More.

• The Arts Center at Duck Creek in Springs has begun posting its winter concert series of great jazz at Bar Bayeux in Brooklyn to its YouTube channel. Here’s where to listen in.

• Drawdown East End and the Southampton Arts Center’s January Drawdown Festival, sharing tools for reversing climate change, is now online with a plethora of conversations on a dedicated playlist on SAC’s YouTube channel.

Suffolk County reported 219 cases of Covid-19 on Saturday, Feb. 12, with 2.9 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 251 people hospitalized with the virus, with 35 of them in ICU. The county reported two nw fatalities from the virus, bringing the death toll here to 4,301 people since March of 2020.

• 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. 14
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:26 a.m., 8:45 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:34 a.m., 7:53 p.m.
Greenport: 9:03 a.m., 9:22 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:46 a.m., 10:15 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:58 a.m., 9:17 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:25 a.m., 10:44 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:32 a.m., 10:51 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 7:22 a.m., 7:52 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:31 a.m., 6:01 p.m.

Feb. 15
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:05 a.m., 9:25 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:13 a.m., 8:33 p.m.
Greenport: 9:42 a.m., 10:02 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:27 a.m., 10:54 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:37 a.m., 9:57 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:04 a.m., 11:24 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:11 a.m., 11:31 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:02 a.m., 8:31 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:11 a.m., 6:40 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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