Good Morning!

• We’re expecting mostly sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 47 degrees and a west wind 9 to 16 miles per hour. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 31. Friday will be sunny, with a high near 47, and Saturday is expected to be partly sunny, with a high near 44.

• The Riverhead Town Board will discuss Recreation Department initiatives for 2023 and a possible sewer district expansion on Pulaski Street at its 10 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live here. The Southampton Town Board work session today has been cancelled.

• The East Hampton Town Board will hold public hearings on new code requiring groundwater monitoring of mulching and mining operations, as well as on Community Preservation Fund acquisitions and conservation easements. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on LTV’s YouTube channel.

• Filmmaker Martin Scorcese will present the second annual “Festival of Preservation,” devoted to the preservation of film and its culture, at the Sag Harbor Cinema Nov. 18 through 21. Here’s more info.

• As part of its Link and Learn series, the Westhampton Free Library will host a discussion with Aaron Sasson, surgical oncology division chief at Stony Brook Medicine, via Zoom on today at noon. Sasson will discuss risk factors, prevention, strategies for early detection in people at high risk, and treatment options. For more information and to register, call 631.288.3335 or visit

• The Floyd Memorial Library is hosting two more Zoom programs in conjunction with artist Roz Dimon’s current exhibition at the library, “My Affair With Abraham Lincoln,” including a discussion between the artist and historian Gail Levin tomorrow, Nov. 18 at 6 p.m., and an author talk with historian David S. Reynolds on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 6 p.m. Email for the Zoom link. Here’s a recent discussion at the library between Ms. Dimon and Margaret Hoover of PBS Firing Line and CNN political commentator John Avlon.

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

November 17
Plum Gut Harbor: 4:36 a.m., 4:52 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 3:44 a.m., 4 p.m.
Greenport: 5:13 a.m., 5:29 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:38 a.m., 5:55 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 5:08 a.m., 5:24 p.m.
New Suffolk: 6:35 a.m., 6:51 p.m.
South Jamesport: 6:42 a.m., 6:58 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 3:16 a.m., 3:13 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:25 a.m., 1:22 p.m.

November 18
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:26 a.m., 5:41 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 4:34 a.m., 4:49 p.m.
Greenport: 6:03 a.m., 6:18 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 6:30 a.m., 6:49 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 6:42 a.m., 6:57 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:25 a.m., 7:40 p.m.
South Jamesport: 7:32 a.m., 7:47 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 4:06 a.m., 4:06 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:15 a.m., 2:15 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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