• We’re expecting partly sunny skies today, with a high near 44 degrees and wind chill values between 25 and 35, with a west wind 9 to 17 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 30. There’s a 20 percent chance of snow showers overnight, with a low around 19. We’re expecting sunny skies on Thanksgiving, with a high near 27 but wind chill values between 5 and 15 miles per hour, with a northwest wind around 21 miles per hour. Friday will be sunny, with a high near 33.
• Gratitude was on the minds of elected officials as they reflected on the many first Thanksgivings about to be celebrated in a brand-new artist and workforce housing complex, Peconic Crossing, in downtown Riverhead, where a ribbon cutting ceremony was held Monday morning. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• The East End abounds with holiday meals, turkey trots and plunges, gallery openings, holiday fairs and new musical and theatrical productions over this coming holiday weekend. Get the details in our Events Calendar.
• The Concerned Citizens of Montauk are asking concerned citizens of Montauk to complete this short survey.
• As you’re beginning your holiday shopping this week, remember that South Fork State Assemblyman Fred Thiele’s office will be collecting new, unwrapped toys for children for the annual U.S. Marine Corps’ “Toys For Tots” drive starting Monday, Nov. 26 and ending on Friday, Dec. 7. Donations may be dropped off at his office between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 2302 Main Street, Suite A, in Bridgehampton.
• The Mattituck-Laurel Civic Association will introduce new Mattituck-Cutchogue School District Superintendent Jill Gierasch and will give an overview of Southold Town’s Comprehensive Plan process at their next meeting this coming Monday, Nov. 26. More details are online here.
• The Southampton Town Board, in its capacity as Commissioners of the Hampton Bays Water District, will be hosting a Community Informational Forum in the Auditorium of the Hampton Bays High School, 88 East Argonne Road, Hampton Bays on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 7:30 p.m. to allow interested community members to hear and discuss the pros and cons of the Suffolk County Water Authority’s assuming the management of the Hampton Bays Water District. SCWA senior management will also attend.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
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.
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:39 a.m., 9:03 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:47 a.m., 8:11 p.m.
Greenport: 9:16 a.m., 9:40 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:09 a.m., 10:41 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:11 a.m., 9:35 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:38 a.m., 11:02 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:45 a.m., 11:09 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 7:46 a.m., 8:12 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:55 a.m., 6:21 p.m.
Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving. The Morning Bulletin will return on Friday.