Wednesday in Cutchogue Harbor
Wednesday in Cutchogue Harbor

Good Morning!

• Today will be sunny, with a high near 59 degrees and a northwest wind 11 to 14 miles per hour. Tonight will be clear, with a low around 40. Friday will be sunny, with a high near 59, and Saturday will be sunny, with a high near 57.

• East Hampton Town doesn’t think the Second Circuit Court of appeals is the end of the line in the town’s quest for curfews and trip restrictions at its municipal airport. That stop, town officials are hoping, is the U.S. Supreme Court. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation authored by State Assemblyman Fred Thiele and State Senator Kenneth LaValle which would allow the Villages of East Hampton and Sag Harbor to reduce the speed limit on select village streets. The legislation will allow Sag HarborVillage to reduce the speed limit on Main Street, Bay Street, Madison Street and Jermain Avenue to 20 mph, and the Village of East Hampton to reduce the speed limit on King Street, McGuirk Street, Middle Lane, Mill  Hill Lane  and Meadow Way to 20 mph. Both villages had approached the state legislators with the request.

• The Riverhead Town Board will hold a special meeting this morning at 10 a.m. to approve a final site plan application for a controversial new boutique hotel and restaurant across from the Long Island Aquarium on East Main Street, on the disposal of scrap water service materials and a public hearing on code enforcement issues at 212 Troutbrook Lane. The board will discuss a mobile home legislation at their regularly scheduled work session to follow. The full agenda for both meetings is online here.

• The Southampton Town Board will discuss town board member projects and the agenda for the board’s Nov. 22 meeting at their 10 a.m. work session this morning. Their full agenda is online here.

• The East Hampton Town Board will hold public hearings on changes to the town’s gross floor area section of the building code and on numerous CPF acquisitions at their 6:30 p.m. meeting tonight. Their full agenda is online here.

• Tonight promises great viewing for the Leonid Meteor Shower, and 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.

• Anthropologist and archaeologist Allison Manfra McGovern will give an illustrated presentation on Montaukett Indian lives at the Suffolk County Historical Museum in Riverhead tonight, Nov. 17 at 6 p.m. More details are online here. [$5/Members Free]

• Representatives from Concerned Citizens of Montauk will give a presentation on their “Save the Lake/Save the Pond” campaign this evening, Nov. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton. More details are online here.

• Tonight is also the kickoff of East End Arts’ 30th Annual Harvest Gospel Concert series at Mattituck Presbyterian Church at 8 p.m. The free concert series travels to Southampton High School on Friday, Nov. 18 and to the Friendship Baptist Church in Flanders on Saturday, Nov. 19. All concerts are at 8 p.m. More details are online here.

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

Nov. 17
MTK Hbr: 10:39 a.m., 11:10 p.m.
Orient: 11:40 a.m.
Greenport: 12:08 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 12:03 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 1:04 a.m., 1:30 p.m.
S. JPT: 1:11 a.m., 1:37 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:53 a.m., 9:31 p.m.

Nov. 18
MTK Hbr: 11:36 a.m.
Orient: 12:11 a.m., 12:37 p.m.
Greenport: 12:39 a.m., 1:05 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 12:34 a.m., 1 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 2:01 a.m., 2:27 p.m.
S. JPT: 2:08 a.m., 2:34 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:50 a.m., 10:31 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

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