Good Morning!

• There’s a 20 percent chance of showers after 10 a.m. today, but otherwise it will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 45 degrees and a northwest wind 10 to 16 miles per hour. Skies will clear overnight, with a low around 32. Thursday will be sunny, with a high near 50, and Friday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 57 and a 40 percent chance of showers after noon.

• One mission of the League of Women Voters of the Hamptons is to engage aspiring teenage female leaders with the inspiring stories of local elected women, and this year, they’re encouraging what might be an even more personal reason for them to engage in the political process: As of Jan. 1, 2020, teenagers young as 16 in New York will be allowed to pre-register to vote once they turn 18. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• Beginning January 13, 2020 riders on the South Fork Commuter Connection will no longer pay the additional one dollar charge for bus service. More details are online here.

• Tomorrow is the Great American Smokeout. If you’re still smoking, here are some ideas for how to find a way to quit.

• Climate Reality Amplified, a multi-media musical presentation, will be shown and discussed at the Montauk Library tomorrow, Nov. 21 at 5 p.m.  During a 24 hour period, from November 20 to November 21, 2019, the world will be talking about climate change and what people can do about it. This singular global event, entitled 24 Hours of Reality: Truth in Action, is intended to be an international conversation about the climate crisis. More details are online here.

• The Greenport Community Association will hold a zoning forum titled “How Will Greenport’s Zoning Code Shape Our Future” on Sunday, Nov. 24 at 2:30 p.m. at Greenport’s Floyd Memorial Library at 539 First Street. More details are online here.

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

November 20
Plum Gut Harbor: 3:44 a.m., 4:06 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 2:52 a.m., 3:14 p.m.
Greenport: 4:21 a.m., 4:43 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:09 a.m., 5:31 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:16 a.m., 4:38 p.m.
New Suffolk: 5:43 a.m., 6:05 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5:50 a.m., 6:12 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 2:47 a.m., 2:58 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:56 a.m., 1:07 p.m.

November 21
Plum Gut Harbor: 4:47 a.m., 5:10 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 3:55 a.m., 4:18 p.m.
Greenport: 5:24 a.m., 5:47 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 6:10 a.m., 6:35 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 5:19 a.m., 5:42 p.m.
New Suffolk: 6:46 a.m., 7:09 p.m.
South Jamesport: 6:53 a.m., 7:16 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 3:48 a.m., 4:01 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:57 a.m., 2:10 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 editor@eastendbeacon.com

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