Gleanings & the mist.
Gleanings & the mist.

Good Morning!

• Chilly weather is here. We’re expecting sunny skies today, with a high near 44 degrees but wind chill values between 20 and 30. It will be breezy, with a northwest wind 16 to 24 miles per hour. We’re expecting patchy frost after 1 a.m. tonight, but otherwise it will be mostly clear, with a low around 19 and wind chill values between 10 and 15. Tuesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 46; Wednesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 50; and Thanksgiving Day is expected to be mostly sunny, with a high near 60 degrees.

• After weeks of car break-ins, two home invasions and a murder on the street in Flanders and Riverside, residents of both neighborhoods are planning to turn up en masse at the Southampton Town Board’s meeting tomorrow evening at 6 p.m. to ask for a greater police presence in their neighborhoods. In the past week, police have arrested one man in connection with the car break-ins and three other suspects in connection with the home invasion.

East Hampton Star reporter Joanne Pilgrim is heading to Greece with a team of local volunteers next week to help refugees from Syria arriving on the island of Lesvos. Ms. Pilgrim has set up a GoFundMe page for her efforts online here, and you can donate to the project as a whole online here.

• The state DEC is hosting two meetings on the East End this week to discuss post-Superstorm Sandy fishing grants that are currently available. The first will be held tonight, Monday, Nov. 23, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Cornell Cooperative Extension’s headquarters at 423 Griffing Ave. in Riverhead, and the second will be held at the clubhouse at the Montauk Downs Golf Course, 50 South Fairview Ave. in Montauk on Tuesday, Nov. 24 from 7 to 9 p.m. The Beacon’s full story on the grant program is online here.

• A State Supreme Court decision late last week could mean the end to the long saga of Larry Rivers’ “Legs” sculpture at the home of Janet Lehr and Ruth Vered on the corner of Madison and Henry streets in Sag Harbor, where the village ZBA ruled more than three years ago that the sculpture was viewed in the code as an accessory structure and would need to be sited on a conforming spot on the property.

• Today is the 52nd Anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. While most Beacon staffers can’t tell you where they were on the day Kennedy was assassinated, our editor knows she was looking for cranberries for her Thanksgiving dinner on the 50th Anniversary of the assassination. Our account of the day is online here.

• The Beacon’s Week in Review was delivered piping hot to inboxes throughout the East End in the wee hours of Sunday morning. To get your very own copy each week, sign up here.

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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