This Morning’s Bulletin — 11.17.21

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting areas of frost before 8 a.m. today, with otherwise mostly sunny skies, with a high temperature near 61 degrees and a calm wind, becoming south 5 to 8 miles per hour in the afternoon. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with the temperature rising to around 54 by midnight. Thursday will be sunny, with a high near 65. Friday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 47 and a 50 percent chance of showers before 10 a.m.

• A few Southold Town races that were too close to call on Election Night broke in favor of Democrats after absentee ballots were counted this week. In addition to Greg Doroski and Eric Sepenoski, who were declared victors in town council and town trustee races on Election Night, Brian Mealy has been elected to the town council, along with Liz Gilooly for trustee and Dan Goodwin for highway superintendent. Democratic trustee candidate Elizabeth Peeples was ahead of Republican trustee candidate Kristina Gabrielson by 17 votes, with some remaining contested ballots remaining to be counted as of Tuesday night.

• Land preservation rarely happens at light speed, but for one piece of farmland beloved by people in Mattituck and its environs, that’s exactly what’s happening right now. Read More.

• The Quogue Wildlife Refuge hosts a Full Moon Night Hike this evening from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Reservations are required, and can be made online here.

• The North Fork Deer Alliance will give a Zoom presentation, sponsored by the Mattituck-Laurel Civic Association, on the state of deer and ticks on the North Fork, this evening at 6:30 p.m. Here’s the Zoom link.

• The North Fork Environmental Council hosts a Zoom meeting, also this evening at 6:30 p.m., on “Testing the Waters” for an overview of water testing programs in the Long Island Sound. To register, send an email to with the phrase “Water Testing” in the subject line.

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

Nov. 17
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:07 a.m., 8:29 p.m. 
Montauk Harbor: 7:15 a.m., 7:37 p.m.
Greenport: 8:44 a.m., 9:06 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:42 a.m., 10:11 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:39 a.m., 9:01 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:06 a.m., 10:28 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:13 a.m., 10:35 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 7:24 a.m., 7:41 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:33 a.m., 5:50 p.m.

Nov. 18
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:45 a.m., 9:09 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:53 a.m., 8:17 p.m.
Greenport: 9:22 a.m., 9:46 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:21 a.m., 10:51 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:17 a.m., 9:41 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:44 a.m., 11:08 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:51 a.m., 11:15 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:01 a.m., 8:21 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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