This Morning’s Bulletin — 11.15.17

In Westhampton's Dwarf Pine at site of 2015 fire.
In Westhampton’s Dwarf Pine at site of 2015 fire.

Good Morning!

• Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 49 degrees and a northeast wind 6 to 8 miles per hour. There’s a 30 percent chance of overnight showers, with a temperature rising to around 48 by 5 a.m. Showers are likely Thursday morning, but we’re expecting sunshine, with winds out of the southwest by afternoon, with a high near 54 degrees. Friday will be sunny, with a high near 46 degrees.

• Southampton Town’s Opioid Addiction Task Force will hold a public forum on creating an action plan to address the opioid crisis this evening, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Hampton Bays High School Auditorium. More details are online here.

• The Southampton Town Board has put off their vote on the controversial The Hills at Southampton golf course development in East Quogue to a special meeting slated for Dec. 5 at 1 p.m., after a public hearing Monday at the East Quogue Elementary School at which board members Christine Scalera and Stan Glinka said they don’t believe the Environmental Impact Statement for the project is complete.

• Main Street in Greenport is slated to be milled beginning this Thursday, and paved next Monday and Tuesday. The road will be open to vehicular traffic following the completion of milling. The village is asking members of the public to not leave their cars parked on Main Street during daylight hours until the project is complete. 

• Following the lead of their brethren in Plymouth, the folks who settled the East End gave turkey no more than equal billing at a Thanksgiving pageant cast with plenty of game, duck, and even lobster, supporting players that seldom get much credit these days. So say the culinary historians. Our culinary experts, Alison Boyd and William Sertl, are planning to give turkey the bird this Thanksgiving, preparing a feast that instead features local black sea bass. Read their recipes online here.

• The Long Island Native Plant Initiative’s fourth Native Plant Symposium will be held this Friday, Nov. 17 at SUNY Farmingdale. More details are online here.

The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Nov. 15

Plum Gut Harbor: 7:14 a.m., 7:38 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:22 a.m., 6:46 p.m.
Greenport: 7:51 a.m., 8:15 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:47 a.m., 9:14 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:46 a.m., 8:10 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:13 a.m., 9:37 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:20 a.m., 9:44 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:37 a.m., 4:53 p.m.

Nov. 16
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:55 a.m., 8:19 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:03 a.m., 7:27 p.m.
Greenport: 8:32 a.m., 8:56 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:31 a.m., 9:59 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:27 a.m., 8:51 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:54 a.m., 10:18 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:01 a.m., 10:25 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:23 a.m., 5:38 p.m.

And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.

Beth Young

Beth Young has been covering the East End since the 1990s. In her spare time, she runs around the block, 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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