Good Morning!

• We’re expecting sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 48 degrees and a northwest wind 8 to 14 miles per hour. We’re expecting patchy frost overnight, with mostly clear skies and a low around 23. We’re expecting increasing clouds on Tuesday, with a high near 50, and rain on Wednesday, mostly before 1 p.m., with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 55.

• A minke whale that was found by a group of paddleboarders in Southold’s Goose Creek Thursday afternoon may have been suffering from brain inflammation and lesions possibly caused by infectious disease. Read More.

• The North Fork Project team has assembled a database with over 1,700 records pertaining to the enslaved, free, and people of color — including the Indigenous peoples — who have lived on the North Fork. The team will present its findings in a special presentation at the Jamesport Meeting House on Wednesday, Nov. 16. Here’s more info.

• The North Fork Environmental Council’s Annual Meeting will be held via Zoom this evening from 6 to 6:30 p.m. It’s a chance for members and interested parties to hear a summary of the year past, and, if you want, present yourself as a candidate for NFEC officer, with elections held at the following NFEC Board meeting on Monday, December 12th, 2022. Email at to receive a Zoom invitation. For more information, contact or 631.298.8880.

• Suffolk County reported an average of 319 new cases of Covid-19 per day for the week ending Nov. 13, about the same number as the average 14 days prior, according to statistics gathered from state and local health departments by the New York Times. There were an average of 256 people hospitalized with the virus, a 3 percent increase, and an average of two deaths per day, a 34 percent decrease.

• 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 14
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:38 a.m., 1:57 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:46 a.m., 1:05 p.m.
Greenport: 2:15 a.m., 2:34 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:58 a.m., 3:08 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 2:10 a.m., 2:29 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:37 a.m., 3:56 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:44 a.m., 4:03 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:45 a.m., 12:40 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:49 a.m., 11:45 p.m.

November 15
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:36 a.m., 2:56 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:44 a.m., 2:04 p.m.
Greenport: 3:13 a.m., 3:33 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:50 a.m., 4:02 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:08 a.m., 3:28 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:35 a.m., 4:55 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:42 a.m., 5:02 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 1:36 a.m., 1:31 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:40 a.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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