Good Morning!

• We’re expecting cloudy skies this morning, gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high temperature near 54 degrees and a south wind 11 to 18 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 29 mph. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a steady temperature around 48. We’re expecting rain on Thursday, mostly after 1 p.m., with a high near 57, and showers into Friday, mainly before 1 p.m. with the temperature rising to near 53 by 10 a.m. and then falling to 43 for the remainder of the day.

• The Southampton Town Board voted unanimously Tuesday afternoon to use $11.2 million of Community Preservation Fund money to buy the development rights to Nobel Laureate John Steinbeck’s house overlooking Sag Harbor Cove. The property is slated to become a writer’s residency location for the Michener Center for Writers, which will do outreach as well to the local community. Read More.

• Today is the last day to take Southold Town’s community housing survey, a crucial step as the town develops a housing plan to guide its use of Community Housing Fund money. Take the survey online here.

• The Southold Historical Museum’s free 2023 Winter Lecture Series continues this evening at 4 p.m. at the Southold Town Recreation Center at 970 Peconic Lane with a talk, “Krupski Farming”, by Suffolk County Legislator Al Krupski, who also announced this week he is running for Southold Town Supervisor. Here’s more info.

• Progressive East End Reformers will hold a Zoom session on “Leveling Income Inequality in NY: the Path Forward in Albany, tomorrow evening, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. Here’s how to register via Zoom.

• Downtown Southold will come alive again this President’s Day Weekend with the second annual WinterFest along the Main Road on Saturday, Feb. 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Here’s more info.

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

February 15
Plum Gut Harbor: 4:56 a.m., 5:30 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 4:04 a.m., 4:38 p.m.
Greenport: 5:33 a.m., 6:07 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 6:11 a.m., 6:58 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 5:28 a.m., 6:02 p.m.
New Suffolk: 6:55 a.m., 7:29 p.m.
South Jamesport: 7:02 a.m., 7:36 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 3:43 a.m., 4:16 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:52 a.m., 2:25 p.m.

February 16
Plum Gut Harbor: 6 a.m., 6:28 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:08 a.m., 5:36 p.m.
Greenport: 6:37 a.m., 7:05 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 7:18 a.m., 8:02 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 6:32 a.m., 7 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:59 a.m., 8:27 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:06 a.m., 8:34 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 4:54 a.m., 5:31 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:03 a.m., 3:40 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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