Good Morning!

We’re expecting cloudy skies through mid-morning today, then gradual clearing, with a high temperature near 49 degrees and a south wind 6 to 11 miles per hour. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 35. Saturday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 51, and a 30 percent chance of showers after 8 a.m., and Sunday will be partly sunny, with a high near 47.

The Center for Advocacy, Support & Transformation (CAST) in Southold is holding a Food Rescue Heroes Match Challenge. Participants can help them raise $13,000 in required matching funds to qualify for a pre-approved NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Grant to purchase a pick-up truck and commercial freezer to support CAST’s Food Security & Nutrition and Client Support Services Priorities.  Find Out More.

Winter Jazz returns to the Parrish Art Museum this evening at 6 p.m. for a performance and CD Release by the Gregory Lewis Organ Monk Trio, co-presented with Hamptons Jazz Fest. Here’s More Info.

• Master magicians Carl Mercurio and Jim Vines bring their renowned magic show once again to the NFCT stage Saturday, February 10 and 11, in a fundraiser for the NFCT Renovation Campaign. Find Out More.

• Boots on the Ground Theater’s production of “Love Letters,” originally scheduled for this weekend at the Southampton Cultural Center, has been postponed to the weekend of March 1 through March 3 due to a car accident that has hospitalized one of the lead characters, the theater company announced Thursday. The cast member is expected to recover and return to the stage March 1. Here’s More Info.

• This weekend is packed with things to do on the East End. Find out more in our Events Calendar.

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

February 9
Plum Gut Harbor: 9 a.m., 9:23 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:08 a.m., 8:31 p.m.
Greenport: 9:27 a.m., 10 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:33 a.m., 11:04 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:32 a.m., 9:55 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:59 a.m., 11:22 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:06 a.m., 11:29 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:13 a.m., 8:40 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:22 a.m., 6:49 p.m.

February 10
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:48 a.m., 10:12 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:56 a.m., 9:20 p.m.
Greenport: 10:25 a.m., 10:49 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:23 a.m., 11:51 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:20 a.m., 10:44 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:47 a.m.
South Jamesport: 11:54 a.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:01 a.m., 9:29 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:10 a.m., 7:38 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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