Good Morning!

• We’re expecting mostly 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 26. Thursday will be sunny, with a high near 43, and Friday will be partly sunny, with a high near 47.

Parents and staff at the Montauk Child Care Center are asking East Hampton Town to take over the operation of the Montauk Child Care Center after the Economic Opportunity Council of Suffolk, which has operated the center since 2006, announced Jan. 29 that they are discontinuing their contract to run the center, which is at the town-owned Montauk Playhouse on Edgemere Street. Read More.

The Shelter Island Library has announced the third annual Bliss Morehead Poetry Grant of $1,000, awarded each April to the winner of a poetry competition. Find Out More.

• ReWild Long Island’s new North Fork Chapter meets this afternoon from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Folk Room at the Southold Free Library, 53705 Main Road, Southold. Here’s More Info.

• The SoMAS Southampton Lecture Series at Stony Brook Southampton’s Chancellor’s Hall continues this evening 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.” Here’s More Info.

The Old Town Arts & Crafts Guild is sponsoring its first big fair of the year, indoors at the Peconic Recreation Center on Saturday, Feb. 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fair will feature antiques, fine art, photography, pottery and all types of hand crafted items. Food and baked goods will be available for purchase. Admission is free. Here’s More info.

The Island Jazz Express will play a Valentine’s Day concert on Wednesday, Feb. 14, at 7:30 p.m. at the historic Jamesport Meeting House, featuring big band and vocal music of Count Basie, Buddy Rich, George Gershwin, and more. Tickets are $20 and available at or at the door. Here’s More Info.

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

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.

February 8
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:12 a.m., 8:35 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:20 a.m., 7:43 p.m.
Greenport: 8:49 a.m., 9:12 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:42 a.m., 10:15 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:44 a.m., 9:07 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:11 a.m., 10:34 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:18 a.m., 10:41 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 7:22 a.m., 7:50 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:31 a.m., 5:59 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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