Concrete Cairn, Soundview Dunes, Peconic
Concrete Cairn, Soundview Dunes, Peconic

Good Morning!

• Skies will gradually become mostly sunny today, with a high near 37 degrees but wind chill values between 5 and 15, with a south wind 5 to 9 miles per hour. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 23. Snow is likely early Wednesday, turning to rain, with a high near 45 degrees and an east wind 7 to 15 miles per hour. Skies will clear throughout the day Thursday, with a high near 34.

• New York State Assemblyman Fred Thiele has introduced new legislation in the State Assembly that would authorize the Towns of East Hampton, Southampton, Riverhead, Shelter Island, and Southold to establish Community Housing Revolving Loan Funds to provide loans for first -time homebuyers up to 50 percent of the purchase price. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• The East Hampton Town Board will hear a special presentation on its hamlet study process at its 10 a.m. work session this morning, with a repeat presentation this evening at 6 p.m. at LTV Studios at 55 Industrial Road in Wainscott. All are welcome to attend both sessions.

• The Southold Town Board will discuss the NYSERDA solar energy outreach program, a solid waste district capital project and the Army Corps of Engineers Hashamomuck Cove restoration plan at a 9 a.m. work session this morning. The board will hold a public hearing on changes to the town’s wetland code at their 4:30 p.m. meeting this afternoon. This meeting was rescheduled from Jan. 30 due to snow.

• The Shelter Island Town Board will discuss Community Preservation Fund water quality improvement funding, septic system removal requirements and the purchase of a vehicle for the senior center at their 1 p.m. work session this afternoon. Their full agenda is online here.

• JDTLab at Guild Hall in East Hampton will present a free staged reading of “Small Among Infinite Stars,” a triptych of interlaced interrogations of explosive, uncomfortable, radiant womanhood — torn from the corridors of fact, the high towers of fantasy, and the endless night sky of pure fiction, written by Matthew Minnicino, this evening at 7:30 p.m. More details are online here.

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

Feb. 6
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:03 a.m., 2:27 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:11 a.m., 1:35 p.m.
Greenport: 2:40 a.m., 3:04 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:33 a.m., 4:01 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 2:35 a.m., 2:59 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:02 a.m., 4:26 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:09 a.m., 4:33 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:44 a.m.

Feb. 7
Plum Gut Harbor: 3:01 z.m., 3:28 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 2:09 a.m., 2:36 p.m.
Greenport: 3:38 a.m., 4:05 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:27 a.m., 4:58 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:33 a.m., 4 p.m.
New Suffolk: 5 a.m., 5:27 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5:07 a.m., 5:34 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:19 a.m., 12:34 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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