At the 105 Bridge, Tuesday
At the 105 Bridge, Tuesday

Good Morning!

• Rain is likely today, mainly after 4 p.m., but otherwise it will be cloudy, with a high near 60 and a south wind 14 to 18 miles per hour. We’re expecting heavy rain tonight, with a low around 48 and a south wind 18 to 23 miles per hour, decreasing after midnight. There’s a 40 percent chance of rain before 11 a.m. Thursday, but otherwise it will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 53. There’s a 20 percent chance of snow before 9 a.m. Friday, but otherwise it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 42.

• A month after Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter offhandedly announced at a meeting that the town is about to conduct a rural corridor study of Route 25 from Aquebogue to Laurel, those who care about that stretch of highway say the study “might close the barn door…but only after the cows have gone.” The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• The Bay View Pines Civic Association in Flanders is hosting a discussion at the David W. Crohan Community Center at 655 Flanders Road tonight on taxing within the Flanders area, which is in Southampton Town but pays school taxes to the Riverhead Central School District. Tax officials from both Riverhead and Southampton will be on-hand. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. and all are welcome to attend and bring their tax bills and questions.

• The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork in Bridgehampton is re-starting its Songwriter’s Share series on Friday evenings at 8 p.m. This Friday, songwriter Inda Eaton will perform, and proceeds from the concert will go to East Hampton’s Project MOST. More information is online here. [$20]

• Hike Listings for February are in and we’ve got some great educational hikes out there this month, from talks about seals and climate change to printmaking in the fields of Bridgehampton to a quest to find chickadees in Noyac. Bookmark this link, we update it with hike information throughout the year!

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 editor@eastendbeacon.com

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