Good Morning!

• There’s a 40 percent chance of light rain today, mainly before noon, with cloudy skies and a high near 51. There’s a 50 percent chance of rain after 9 p.m., with mostly cloudy skies overnight and a low around 36. Wednesday will be mostly cloudy, with a steady temperature around 39. We’re expecting rain on Thursday, with a high near 46.

• Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. has reported that revenues for the Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund dropped 21.3 percent in 2019 from a record high in 2018. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss a pedal share program, groundwater monitoring on Springs-Fireplace Road, draft legislation on groundwater monitoring of composting sites and storm abatement in Sag Harbor at its 10 a.m. work session at town hall this morning.

• The Riverhead Town Board meets at 2 p.m. this afternoon. They have no public hearings on the agenda.

• Motivational speaker Milton Creagh will give a talk on “how we process the information that we get from everyday life and how we can learn lessons from that information, good and bad” at the Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreation Center’s Thinking Forward Lecture Series this Friday, Feb. 7 at 6 p.m. More details are online here.

• The Riverhead Central School District Board of Education and administration are inviting residents to attend a Community Bond Forum on Thursday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m., at Riverhead High School.

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

February 4
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:47 a.m., 6:12 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 4:55 a.m., 5:20 p.m.
Greenport: 6:24 a.m., 6:49 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 6:49 a.m., 7:31 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 6:19 a.m., 6:44 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:46 a.m., 8:11 p.m.
South Jamesport: 7:53 a.m., 8:18 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 4:12 a.m., 4:51 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:21 a.m., 3 p.m.

February 5
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:34 a.m., 6:59 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:42 a.m., 6:07 p.m.
Greenport: 7:11 a.m., 7:36 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 7:44 a.m., 8:25 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:06 a.m., 7:31 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:33 a.m., 8:58 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:40 a.m., 9:05 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 5:13 a.m., 5:54 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:22 a.m., 4:03 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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