This Morning’s Bulletin — 11.21.23

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting areas of frost before 7 a.m. today, with increasing clouds and a high temperature near 49 degrees, with wind chill values between 20 and 30 early and an east wind 10 to 14 miles per hour. We’re expecting rain overnight, with the temperature rising to around 48 by 5 a.m. and a southeast wind 15 to 24 miles per hour, gusting to 40. New precipitation amounts between 1 and 2 inches are possible. Rain and wind will continue into Wednesday, with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 58, with between a half and three quarters of an inch more rain possible. Thanksgiving day will be mostly sunny and breezy, with a high near 52.

• The South Fork Wind Farm announced yesterday that it has installed the first of 12 wind turbines in what is expected to be the first completed utility-scale offshore wind farm in the United States when it comes online early next year. Read More.

• Riverhead Town has announced it will hold a public workshop on its Comprehensive Plan Update on Wednesday, Dec. 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the new Town Hall at 4 West Second Street. Read More.

• The Southold Town Board will discuss adding pickleball courts to Old Schoolhouse Park in East Marion, a police trailer on Fishers Island, where the town is now patrolling after State Troopers vacated the island, an update on Spanish community outreach initiatives and de minimus Zoning Board relief at its 9 a.m. work session this morning. The board will hold a public hearing on amendments to its Community Development Block Grant program budget for 2024 at its 4:30 p.m. regular meeting. Here’s the agenda for both meetings, here’s the Zoom login for the work session, and for the afternoon meeting.

• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss the town’s new senior center, proposed code changes for West Drive and Morris Park Lane and 2024 Community Development Block Grants at its 11 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on LTV’s YouTube channel.

•The Riverhead Town Board will hold a public hearing at its 6 p.m. meeting this evening on creating a new Department of Economic Development and Planning, to include the Community Development, Planning and Building departments under one Department. Here’s the agenda for the meeting, which can be viewed live here.

• Riverhead’s United Methodist Church at 204 East Main Street hosts a special interfaith Thanksgiving Service sponsored by the Riverhead Clergy Council this evening, Nov. 21 at 6 p.m. The offering will be sent to St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Church to support the people of Ukraine. All are welcome.

• If you’re still on the fence, now’s a good time to take the plunge and register to get some Thanksgiving exercise. Registration is open for the Mattituck-Cutchogue Turkey Trot 5K and the 47th annual Montauk Turkey Run for Fun on Thanksgiving morning, and for the Friends of the Shelter Island Library Turkey Plunge at Crescent Beach on Saturday, Nov. 25. For a peaceful post-meal stroll through the Long Pond Greenbelt, meet the Southampton Trails Preservation Society for their “Walk it Off Walk” at the end of Round Pond Lane in Sag Harbor on Friday, Nov. 24 at 10 a.m.

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

November 21
Plum Gut Harbor: 4:10 a.m., 4:32 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 3:18 a.m., 3:40 p.m.
Greenport: 4:47 a.m., 5:09 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:33 a.m., 5:59 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:42 a.m., 5:04 p.m.
New Suffolk: 6:09 a.m., 6:31 p.m.
South Jamesport: 6:16 a.m., 6:38 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 3:10 a.m., 3:28 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:19 a.m., 1:37 p.m.

November 22
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:12 a.m., 5:32 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 4:20 a.m., 4:40 p.m.
Greenport: 5:49 a.m., 6:09 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 6:33 a.m., 7:01 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 5:44 a.m., 6:04 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:11 a.m., 7:31 p.m.
South Jamesport: 7:18 a.m., 7:38 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 4:10 a.m., 4:29 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:19 a.m., 2:38 p.m.

And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.

Beth Young

Beth Young has been covering the East End since the 1990s. In her spare time, she runs around the block, 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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