Pictured Above: Veterans Day work down at the east end of Dune Road.

Good Morning!

• Rain is likely before 3 p.m. today, then a chance of rain and snow between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m., then a chance of snow after 4 p.m. It will be mostly cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 33 by 5 p.m., with wind chill values between 20 and 30 and a southwest wind 10 to 20 miles per hour becoming northwest in the afternoon. The chance of precipitation is 70 percent. Little or no snow accumulation expected. There’s a 20 percent chance of snow before 9 p.m. tonight, with partly cloudy skies and a low around 19. Wednesday will be sunny, with a high near 34 and Thursday will be partly sunny, with a high near 45.

• Across the East End this Veterans Day weekend, the community came together to honor its veterans. See our photos from events throughout the Twin Forks online here.

• Marine scientists on the East End have long been circumspect on the role of the warming planet in our local ecosystems, but this year, after a big scallop die-off when high water temperatures coincided with their first spawning in June, LIU Post Biology Professor Dr. Stephen Tettelbach is not mincing words. “I firmly believe this is driven by climate change,” said Dr. Tettelbach, who has been involved for decades in the efforts to revive the Peconic Bay scallop. Read The Beacon’s full story online here.

• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss the shuttle fee for the South Fork Commuter Connection and the town’s business committee’s recommendation for music permits at its 10 a.m. work session this morning at the Montauk Firehouse.

• The Southampton Town Board will hold public hearings on the town’s 2020 budget, several Community Preservation Fund permits and on 2020 fire protection contracts at its 1 p.m. meeting this afternoon.

• Tonight is the full moon, and full moon hikes are scheduled for this evening and tomorrow. The Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt hold their hike this evening at 6 p.m. at the South Fork Natural History Museum. Group for the East End hosts local children’s author of “Moonglow” Peggy Dickerson for a hike at 6 p.m. this evening at Cutchogue’s Downs Farm Preserve. The Quogue Wildlife Refuge will hold a full moon hike tomorrow evening at 5 p.m.

• The Old Town Arts & Crafts Guild in Cutchogue is hosting a paint night featuring “Fabulous Fall Colors!” this evening from 6:30-9 p.m. More details are online here.

• 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:

November 12
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:22 a.m., 9:46 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:30 a.m., 8:54 p.m.
Greenport: 9:59 a.m., 10:23 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:48 a.m., 11:18 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:54 a.m., 10:18 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:21 a.m., 11:45 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:28 a.m., 11:52 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:25 a.m., 8:48 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:34 a.m., 6:57 p.m.

November 13
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:58 a.m., 10:27 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:06 a.m., 9:35 p.m.
Greenport: 10:35 a.m., 11:04 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:25 a.m., 11:58 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:30 a.m., 10:59 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:57 a.m.
South Jamesport: 12:04 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:58 a.m., 9:26 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:07 a.m., 7:35 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 editor@eastendbeacon.com

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