Good Morning!

• Rain is likely today, mainly before 1 p.m., with a high near 47 degrees and an east wind 6 to 14 miles per hour, becoming northwest in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 24 mph. The chance of precipitation is 70 percent. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 29 and wind chill values between 20 and 25. Wednesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 42. 
Thanksgiving Day will be sunny and blustery, with a high near 27 degrees and a northwest wind 20 to 24 miles per hour.

• Who is a star in your life? Is it someone on the stage and screen or someone who quietly works to help others shine? Dave’s Desk@Ditch columnist Dave Davis explores the Many Stars Amongst Us this month, ushering in the season of gratitude.

Town boards throughout the East End are busy today buttoning things up before Thanksgiving:

• The Southold Town Board will discuss changes to pathogen standards in stormwater, traffic calming, fleet management and funding for work at the town hall annex at their 9 a.m. work session this morning. The board will hold three public hearings at its 4:30 p.m. regular meeting: on changes to the town code regarding eligibility for the town’s housing fund; on a proposed $250,000 loan from the housing fund for the new Vineyard View workforce housing complex in Greenport; and on a proposed 8-acre open space acquisition, in partnership with Suffolk County, on Main Bayview Road in Southold. Their full agenda for both meetings is online here.

• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss the extension of the Empire State Trail, the YMCA licensing agreement and the termination of the lease of the former CDCH in Wainscott at their 10 a.m. work session this morning at town hall. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Southampton Town Board will hold a special 11 a.m. meeting this morning to adopt changes to the town’s proposed 2019 budget.

• The Riverhead Town Board meets at 6 p.m. today, and is slated to hold public hearings on Community Development Block Grant requests and on a proposed special permit to change a residence to a medical office at 918 Main Road in Aquebogue. Their full agenda is online here.

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

November 20
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:26 a.m., 7:43 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:34 a.m., 6:51 p.m.
Greenport: 8:03 a.m., 8:20 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:45 a.m., 9:12 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:58 a.m., 8:15 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:25 a.m., 9:42 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:32 a.m., 9:49 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 6:24 a.m., 6:43 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:33 a.m., 4:52 p.m.

November 21
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:02 a.m., 8:23 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:10 a.m., 7:31 p.m.
Greenport: 8:39 a.m., 9 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:27 a.m., 9:56 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:34 a.m., 8:55 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:01 a.m., 10:22 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:08 a.m., 10:29 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 7:06 a.m., 7:28 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:15 a.m., 5:37 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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