Mud Creek, Cutchogue
Mud Creek, Cutchogue

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting increasing clouds today, with a high near 40 degrees and a west wind 15 to 22 miles per hour. Skies will clear overnight, with a low around 22. Friday will be sunny, with a high near 39, and Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 46.

• As a Russian intelligence vessel skirted the eastern tip of Long Island in international waters yesterday in the midst of heightened national attention to U.S.-Russian relations, federal lawmakers in Connecticut and on the East End are sounding an alarm about the ship’s proximity to U.S. military installations. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• The New York State Department of Health announced this week that Westhampton residents whose wells were contaminated with the compound PFOS from firefighting foam used at Gabreski Airport will be eligible for biomonitoring to determine if their health has been affected by the exposure. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• OLA of Eastern Long Island will hold a community forum on immigration and civil rights next Tuesday, Feb. 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bridgehampton’s Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Church at 2350 Montauk Highway. All are welcome to attend. RSVP at 631.899.3441.

• The Riverhead Town Board will discuss the town’s water department, the site plan for Viva L’Arte, the labor management trust, the recreation trail at EPCAL and Reeves Beach improvements at their 10 a.m. work session this morning. Their full agenda is online here.

• Immigrant rights advocates plan to address the East Hampton Town Board at their regular meeting at town hall tonight at 6:30 p.m. On the agenda for tonight’s meeting are public hearings on municipal energy monitoring and on new construction rules for energy conservation. The full agenda for the meeting is online here

• The Suffolk County Historical Museum will be hosting an African-American genealogy workshop tonight, Feb. 16 at 6 p.m., just one of several African-American History Month events in the days ahead. More details are online here.

• “Brush Strokes For The Bays” returns to the Southampton Arts Center this evening at 6 p.m. — a three-month series of art sessions that benefit Cornell Cooperative Extension’s “Back to the Bays” initiative. More details are online here. [$40]

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

Feb. 16
MTK Hbr: 12:26 a.m., 12:49 p.m.
Orient: 1:27 a.m., 1:50 p.m.
Greenport: 1:55 a.m., 2:18 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 1:50 a.m., 2:13 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 3:17 a.m., 3:40 p.m.
S. JPT: 3:24 a.m., 3:47 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:56 a.m., 11:28 p.m.

Feb. 17
MTK Hbr: 1:18 a.m., 1:43 p.m.
Orient: 2:19 a.m., 2:44 p.m.
Greenport: 2:47 a.m., 3:12 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 2:42 a.m., 3:07 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 4:09 a.m., 4:34 p.m.
S. JPT: 4:16 a.m., 4:41 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:42 a.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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