Good Morning!

• We’re expecting partly sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 47 and a north wind 5 to 10 miles per hour, increasing to 13 to 18 mph in the afternoon. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 25. We’re expecting increasing clouds on Tuesday, with a high near 42, and mostly sunny skies on Wednesday, with a high near 47.

• Riverhead Town Supervisor Yvette Aguiar, a Republican, announced Friday evening, Feb. 3 that she will not seek a third term as Supervisor. Councilman Tim Hubbard told the website soon after that he has screened with the town GOP for her position. Riverhead Democrats are looking to screen candidates and are asking anyone interested to email Here’s more info.

• Habitat for Humanity of Long Island is now accepting applications for their Homeownership program through Feb. 28, 2023. For more information, email or visit

• The North Fork Environmental Council is holding a No Bake Sale fundraiser for the month of February — there are no cookies, cakes or muffins to regret having eaten, just a solid chance to win a compost bin. Here’s more info.

• The Accabonac Protection Committee will hold a Zoom presentation on Tropical Drifters with The Fish Guy, Chris Paparo, tomorrow evening at 6 p.m. Chris will discuss the fascinating fish, crabs, shrimp and other tropical critters that ride the Gulf Stream from the Caribbean to Long Island every summer. Here’s how to register.

• 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 6
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:18 a.m., 10:39 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:26 a.m., 9:47 p.m.
Greenport: 10:55 a.m., 11:16 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:42 a.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:50 a.m., 11:11 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:17 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:04 a.m., 12:24 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:16 a.m., 9:46 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:25 a.m., 7:55 p.m.

February 7
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:56 a.m., 11:19 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:04 a.m., 10:27 p.m.
Greenport: 11:33 a.m., 11:56 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:06 a.m., 12:18 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:28 a.m., 11:51 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:38 a.m., 12:55 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:45 a.m., 1:02 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:49 a.m., 10:22 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:58 a.m., 8:31 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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