Good Morning!

• We’re expecting mostly sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 40 degrees but wind chill values between 20 and 30, with a north wind 10 to 15 miles per hour. We’re expecting mostly cloudy skies overnight, with a low around 24. Wednesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 42, and Thursday will be sunny, with a high near 43.

The Ellis Island arrives in Montauk |. East Hampton Town photo

The Ellis Island, a 480-foot-long dredge, has arrived in Montauk and the all-sand infill beach nourishment portion of the Fire Island To Montauk Point project began on Monday. The beach will remain open with temporary closures as the project moves west to east. Here’s more info.

• The East Hampton Town Board will give an update on the Fire Island to Montauk Point sand replenishment project in Montauk, amendments to the town’s height code and a stormwater abatement project at the Georgica Pond rest stop on Montauk Highway at its 11 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on LTV’s YouTube channel.

• The Shelter Island Town Board will discuss a proposed letter to residents within the “center red triangle” from the town’s Water Advisory Committee, a Suffolk County Water Authority test well in Sachem’s Woods, municipal zoning referrals to the Suffolk Cpounty Planning Commission and the town board’s priorities and initiatives at its 1 p.m. work session this afternoon. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live here.

The Riverhead Town Board holds public hearings on a requirement to inform the police when private property owners have a vehicle towed from their parking lots, in order “to inform owners of towed vehicles that their cars have not been stolen,” and changes to the town’s procurement policy at its 2 p.m. meeting this afternoon. Here’s the agenda, here’s the Zoom login, and the meeting can be viewed online here.

Jazz Night at the Sag Harbor Masonic Temple (200 Main Street, above the Whaling Museum). Continues this evening from 7 to 9 p.m., featuring Peter Brainin, Steve Sandberg, Michael O’Brien and Claes Brondal. More details are at

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

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.

February 7
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:24 a.m., 7:49 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:32 a.m., 6:57 p.m.
Greenport: 8:01 a.m., 8:26 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:48 a.m., 9:25 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:56 a.m., 8:21 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:23 a.m., 9:48 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:30 a.m., 9:55 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 6:27 a.m., 6:58 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:36 a.m., 5:07 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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