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Fall seedlings

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting rain today, mainly before 2 p.m., with patchy fog after noon, a high near 56 degrees and a northeast wind 10 to 16 miles per hour. More rain and drizzle is expected overnight, with a low around 41. Wednesday will be partly sunny, with a high near 58 degrees, and Thursday will be sunny, with a high near 60.

• Hundreds of thousands of dead bunker fish were stuck against the south edge of the Shinnecock locks in Hampton Bays Monday morning, after a mass asphyxiation in the early hours of the morning. Read the details in our sister publication, The Peconic Bathtub, online here.

• The New York State Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the public use of ‘Truck Beach’ in Napeague, which has been used by generations of East Hampton residents for off-road access to the beach. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• Southold Town is filing a formal complaint with the Federal Transportation Commission for the agency’s recent extension of the mandatory north shore helicopter route for four more years. The town contends that this action is in violation of federal law and executive order, and they’re inviting the public to attend a press conference held by Town Supervisor Scott Russell this morning, Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 11 a.m. at Southold Town Hall.

• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss safeTalk Suicide Alertness Training, taxi legislation, Community Development Block Grants and the Wainscott moratorium at their 10 a.m. meeting this morning at the Montauk Firehouse. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Riverhead Town Board meets tonight at 7 p.m. They will hold public hearings on a local law to change the speed limit to 30 miles per hour on Sound Shore Road, and on a special permit for sPower to build a 20 megawatt photovoltaic energy facility on a 110-acre parcel south of Middle Country Road and west of Peconic Avenue in Calverton.

• The Southold Town Board is slated to adopt their 2017 budget at a special meeting at 7:30 p.m. tonight. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Shelter Island Town Board will discuss short-term rentals, the Lions Centennial Project and senior services and road paving budget requests at their 1 p.m. work session this afternoon. Their full agenda is online here.

• Last night’s supermoon was a bit of a bust on the East End, as cloud cover descended just after dusk, but there’s another astronomical phenomena in store for this week — the Leonid Meteor Shower is this Thursday, Nov. 17. The Montauk Observatory at The Ross School in East Hampton will be hosting a viewing party, weather permitting, from 7 to around 10:30 p.m. The public is invited to come view the night sky through the observatory’s telescopes.

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

Nov. 15
MTK Hbr: 8:50 a.m., 9:18 p.m.
Orient: 9:51 a.m., 10:19 p.m.
Greenport: 10:19 a.m., 10:47 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 10:14 a.m., 10:42 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 11:41 a.m.
S. JPT: 11:48 a.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:07 a.m., 7:38 p.m.

Nov. 16
MTK Hbr: 9:43 a.m., 10:13 p.m.
Orient: 10:44 a.m., 11:14 p.m.
Greenport: 11:12 a.m., 11:42 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 11:07 a.m., 11:37 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 12:09 a.m., 12:34 p.m.
S. JPT: 12:16 a.m., 12:41 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:58 a.m., 8:33 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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