Good Morning!

• Groundhog Malverne Mel (aka Quo-hog) predicted an early spring on a Quogue Library-sponsored visit to the Quogue Firehouse Saturday morning, and the forecast for the next few days echoes his prediction.

• It will be sunny today, with a high near 48 degrees and a southwest wind 3 to 7 miles per hour. There’s a 20 percent chance of showers overnight, with increasing clouds and a low around 33. Tuesday will be partly sunny, with a high near 52, and Wednesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 40.

• Suffolk County and the Rockefeller Institute of Government will be holding a forum on the opioid addiction crisis, “Stories from Suffolk,” on Wednesday, Feb. 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Kimisis Tis Theotokou Church in Southampton. More details are online here.

• Coming to Guild Hall for one day only this Thursday, Feb. 7, from an Off-Broadway run at 59E59 Theaters in New York, “Vivian’s Music, 1969” is based on the 1969 shooting of a 14-year-old girl by a white police officer in segregated North Omaha, Nebraska, which set off one of the worst race riots in American history. More details are online here.

• Progressive groups from throughout the East End are holding a forum on “A Healthier New York for ALL” on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Drew Lecture Hall at Stony Brook University’s Southampton Campus. More details are online here.

• The Beacon’s Week in Review was delivered piping hot to inboxes throughout the East End in the wee hours of Sunday morning. To get your own copy each week, sign up here.

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

February 4
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:29 a.m., 9:51 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:37 a.m., 8:59 p.m.
Greenport: 10:06 a.m., 10:28 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11 a.m., 11:25 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:01 a.m., 10:23 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:28 a.m., 11:50 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:35 a.m., 11:57 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:38 a.m., 9:02 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:47 a.m., 7:11 p.m.

February 5
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:10 a.m., 10:33 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:18 a.m., 9:41 p.m.
Greenport: 10:47 a.m., 11:10 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:39 a.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:42 a.m., 11:05 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:09 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:16 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:16 a.m., 9:40 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:25 a.m., 7:49 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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