Good Morning!

There’s not too much chance of seeing your shadow this Groundhog Day morning. We’re expecting mostly cloudy skies today, with a 40 percent chance of rain before 1 p.m. and a high temperature near 43 degrees, with a calm wind becoming north 5 to 9 miles per hour in the morning. Skies will clear overnight, with a low around 28. We’re expecting sunny skies on Saturday, with a high near 38, and sunny skies on Sunday, with a high near 40.

STAR Foundation groundhog Sam Champion will make his 2024 prediction at the Quogue Library this afternoon from 3:30 to 5 p.m. There will be guest speakers and activities with the Quogue Wildlife Refuge, a showing of the movie “Groundhog Day” and hot chocolate and groundhog-themed treats. Here’s more info.

• As the South Fork Wind Farm announced in mid-January that half of its 12 wind turbines are installed and sending power to the East End grid, offshore wind developers unveiled their updated plans as part of a new solicitation from the New York State Energy Research & Development Agency. Read More.

Sag Harbor’s annual HarborFrost is tomorrow, featuring live ice carving demonstrations, ice sculptures along Main Street, live music performances and indoor children’s activities, and Grucci fireworks and fire dancing. The action kicks off tonight with the Taste of Sag Harbor kickoff party at the Sag Harbor Cinema. Here’s how to get tickets to the kickoff, and here’s more info on Saturday’s events.

• The Church in Sag Harbor’s Knowledge Friday tonight will be with the 20 leaders of South Fork arts organizations that are part of the Hamptons Arts Network, who will discuss creating a unified arts community. More details are at

“Wonder of the World” continues for its closing weekend at North Fork Community Theatre in Mattituck, with showtimes at 8 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. on Sundays through Feb. 4. In the play, our heroine discovers a dirty little secret in her husband’s sweater drawer that is so shocking that she has no choice but to flee to the honeymoon capital of the world in a frantic search for the life she thinks she missed out on. More details and tickets are at

• Hallock State Park at 6062 Sound Avenue in Riverhead hosts a Cultural Landscape Walking Tour on Saturday morning form 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. See historic hedgerows, find where the old Camp Carey was located, and stand on land that witnessed a Long Island battle during the War of 1812. Admission is free. More details are at

• The Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons holds its monthly roundtable discussion on Garden Plans for the New Season at the Bridgehampton Community House, 2357 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton on Saturday at 10 a.m. Find out more about this free event at

• Canio’s Books in Sag Harbor hosts Poems for World Peace on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. Guest readers share poems that speak to the world’s yearning for peace. More info on this free event is at

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

February 2
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:53 a.m., 3:14 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 2:01 a.m., 2:22 p.m.
Greenport: 3:30 a.m., 3:51 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:01 a.m., 4:34 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:25 a.m., 3:46 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:52 a.m., 5:13 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:59 a.m., 5:20 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 1:41 a.m., 1:46 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:55 a.m.

February 3
Plum Gut Harbor: 3:48 a.m., 4:18 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 2:56 a.m., 3:26 p.m.
Greenport: 4:25 a.m., 4:55 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:53 a.m., 5:33 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:20 a.m., 4:50 p.m.
New Suffolk: 5:47 a.m., 6:17 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5:54 a.m., 6:24 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 2:25 a.m., 2:39 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:34 a.m., 12:48 p.m.

And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.

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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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