Good Morning!

• We’re expecting sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 41 degrees but wind chill values between 20 and 30, with a north wind 7 to 10 miles per hour. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 27. Tuesday will be sunny, with a high near 38, and Wednesday will be sunny, with a high near 40 degrees.

The Village of Sag Harbor, which for a long time prided itself on being the “UnHampton,” is now decidedly unaffordable for working class people. The median home sale price in the historic village is now above $2 million, and Sag Harbor’s recent efforts to change its code to encourage affordable housing have met with setbacks. The Village Board of Trustees reached out to the public at a Jan. 27 community meeting at the Brick Kiln Road firehouse for ideas about how to foster affordable housing. Read our coverage.

Colton Lipfert discusses his Peace Corps experience at the Peconic Landing Community Centerthis afternoon at 1 p.m. Here’s more info.

• The SoMAS Southampton Lecture Series at Stony Brook Southampton’s Chancellor’s Hall continues this Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. with two talks on “Do Piping Plovers Have a Long Island Accent” and “Understanding the Early Life History of Long Island Seagrass.” All are welcome to attend.

Beacon editor Beth Young joined a crew of local journalists discussing reforms to the state IDA law; Riverhead developers influencing code changes; a Hampton Bays school financial literacy program; a possible strike at Peconic Bay Medical Center; and suspension of pickleball play at SYS this weekend on Behind the Headlines at 88.3 WLIW-FM. Tune In!

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 5
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:43 a.m., 6:15 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 4:51 a.m., 5:23 p.m.
Greenport: 6:20 a.m., 6:52 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 6:50 a.m., 7:35 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 6:15 a.m., 6:47 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:42 a.m., 8:14 p.m.
South Jamesport: 7:49 a.m., 8:21 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 4:18 a.m., 4:50 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:27 a.m., 2:59 p.m.

February 6
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:35 a.m., 7:03 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:43 a.m., 6:11 p.m.
Greenport: 7:12 a.m., 7:40 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 7:51 a.m., 8:32 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:07 a.m., 7:35 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:34 a.m., 9:02 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:41 a.m., 9:09 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 5:25 a.m., 5:58 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:34 a.m., 4:07 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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