Good Morning!

• We’re expecting sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 47 degrees and a west wind 8 to 15 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 25 mph. We’re expecting scattered rain and snow showers overnight, with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 28. Saturday and Sunday are both slated to be sunny, with a high near 45.

• A virtual book launch for “Writing the Land: Windblown I,” with poets Scott Chaskey, and Lori Landau of the Peconic Land Trust will be held tomorrow, Nov. 19 from 2 to 4 p.m. Sixteen poets share their works, interspersed with videos of the Land Trust’s work. For the Zoom registration, email

• The latest segment of “On the Water + In The Field,” a news magazine show produced by Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Marine Program, will be screened at Southampton Arts Center at 25 Jobs Lane in Southampton Saturday evening at 6 p.m. This episode features stories about shellfish restoration in Southampton Town waters, Sagg Pond groundwater remediation efforts, the status of the kelp aquaculture industry and Back to the Bay Initiative updates. More info is at

• CAST, the Center for Advocacy, Support & Transformation on the North Fork, will hold its third annual North Fork Festival of Trees this weekend, Nov. 19 and 20, at Treiber Farms, to raise money for the group’s work providing a safety net for the most vulnerable North Fork residents. Here’s more info.

• The Old Town Arts & Crafts Guild in Cutchogue is sponsoring an Antiques, Fine Art & Crafts Fair at the Peconic Recreation Center, 970 Peconic Lane in Peconic on Saturday, November 19 from 9am to 4 pm.  The fair features antiques, collectibles, vintage items, fine art, photography, pottery, jewelry, wood & glass handmade crafts.

• Beacon editor Beth Young will join a panel of local journalists discussing this week’s news on Behind the Headlines on 88.3 WLIW-FM on Saturday morning, Nov. 19, at 10 a.m. and again on Sunday at 1 p.m. Tune in after the program airs here.

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

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.

November 19
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:10 a.m., 6:25 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:18 a.m., 5:33 p.m.
Greenport: 6:47 a.m., 7:02 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 7:18 a.m., 7:40 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 6:42 a.m., 6:57 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:09 a.m., 8:24 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:16 a.m., 8:31 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 4:56 a.m., 5 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:05 a.m., 3:09 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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