Snowy morning, dawn commute
Snowy morning, dawn commute

Good Morning!

• Watch out for black ice on the roads this morning! The National Weather Service says so!

• A group of Musical Suspects lead by Terry Sullivan, Dan Koontz and Bill and Ben Chaleff announced yesterday that they’re holding a sing-along in memory of Pete and Toshi Seeger at Christ Episcopal Church on Hampton Street in Sag Harbor on Feb. 22 at 3 p.m.

• The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission announced earlier this week that they’ve shortened the New York keeper length for fluke this year to 18 inches, with a 4 fish limit. Last year, the keeper length in New York was 19 inches, while Connecticut and New Jersey fishermen were allowed to keep 17.5 inch-long fluke. This year, all three states will have the same limit. The season begins in May.

• Brett Chizever and Erin McKenna are performing love songs  all weekend long as a fundraiser for the North Fork Community Theatre’s renovation campaign. Showtimes are Feb. 7 & 8 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 9 at 2:30 p.m. at the NFCT. More information is in our events calendar.

Speaking of Valentines, quite a few East End non-profits are suggesting you pick out a neat gift from their offerings for your sweetheart:

• The East End Seaport Museum in Greenport is now selling tickets to its upcoming season of lighthouse cruises, just in time for Valentine’s Day gifts. More information on ordering tickets is available here.

• The Quogue Wildlife Refuge is suggesting that you adopt a sweetheart owl for your sweetheart. Barn owls are also known as sweetheart owls because of their heart-shaped facial disc. If you send or bring an adoption form in to QWR by Monday, they’ll send you an adoption packet to give as a gift by Valentine’s Day. The gift adoption includes a certificate, professional matted photo by Ozark Images, a fact sheet, and recognition on the refuge’s adoption tree. More information is online here.


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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