Good Morning!

• Today will be sunny, with a high near 49 degrees and wind chill values between 25 and 35 early, with a northwest wind 8 to 11 miles per hour. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with the temperature falling to near 38 by 8 p.m., then rising to around 45 during the remainder of the night. Friday will be partly sunny, with a high near 57 and a 20 percent chance of showers after 1 p.m. Saturday will be sunny, with a high near 45.

• When Quannacut’s outpatient substance abuse treatment center was preparing to move into its new facility across Riverhead in July, a rumor quickly spread through patients that it may be closing. But that rumor was quickly replaced with the real news, which is quite good: Not only has the facility tripled in size in its new location, but it is now better able to accommodate its mission to treat not only substance abuse, but also mental and physical health needs that are often unavailable to people in substance abuse treatment. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• According to Sky and Telescope magazine, this evening starting at approximately 11:15 p.m., the obscure Alpha Monocerotid meteor shower could produce upwards of 400 meteors per hour from a radiant near the star Procyon, a star near the constellation Monoceros the Unicorn over the course of only 15 to 40 minutes. The Montauk Observatory is urging East Enders to find a dark place and look toward the southeast near Orion to see another of nature’s amazing sky shows.

• The Riverhead Town Board will discuss hunting safety and an environmental report on Nextera Solar at its 10 a.m. work session this morning.

• The East Hampton Town Board will hold public hearings on water quality improvement project awards, the East Hampton Fire District’s 2020 budget and a scenic and conservation easement at its 6:30 p.m. meeting this evening. The board is also slated to vote on a resolution to demolish the structures on the Brooks-Park artist studio and home property in Springs due to their derelict condition.

• Climate Reality Amplified, a multi-media musical presentation, will be shown and discussed at the Montauk Library this evening 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 Southampton Arts Center presents “Raconteurs: An Evening of Storytelling” this evening at 7 p.m. More details are online here.

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

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.

November 22
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:43 a.m., 6:06 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 4:51 a.m., 5:14 p.m.
Greenport: 6:20 a.m., 6:43 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 7:08 a.m., 7:36 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 6:15 a.m., 6:38 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:42 a.m., 8:05 p.m.
South Jamesport: 7:49 a.m., 8:12 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 4:48 a.m., 5:04 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:57 a.m., 3:13 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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