At Windmills
At Windmills

Happy Groundhog Day!

• We are not having a repeat of last Monday’s snowstorm, contrary to media hysteria. The snow and sleet we saw overnight is expected to turn to heavy rain later this morning as the thermometer climbs to 40 degrees this morning. Look out later this afternoon when the temperature again plummets and all this stuff freezes. We’re expecting a low of 12 degrees tonight and highs below freezing tomorrow. Stay tuned to your local school district for information on delays and closings.

• Community Action Southold Town hosts its annual Have-A-Heart lasagne dinner at Peconic Landing on Friday, Feb. 6. The annual Valentine’s Day-themed event raises money for the food pantry and community outreach services at CAST’s Greenport office, and this year is raising funds for the victims of a fire in Southold last week. Tickets are $20 and there will be two seatings, at 5 and 7 p.m. For more information, call 631.477.1717 or visit their website here.

• The North Fork Community Theatre will present a fundraiser performance of “Love, Loss and What I Wore” on Feb. 14 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 15 at 2:30 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the NFCT Renovation Campaign. Tickets are $15 ore information is online here.

• And, oh yeah, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this morning. Happy six more weeks of winter.

And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light 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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