• There’s a slight chance of showers or drizzle before 11 a.m. today, then a chance of drizzle or light rain after 11 a.m., with patchy fog before 8 a.m. Otherwise, it will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 55 and a calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 7 miles per hour. There’s a 50 percent chance of light rain tonight, with a low around 39. There’s a 30 percent chance of showers and sprinkles Saturday, mainly in the morning, with a high near 50 degrees. Sunday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 46.
• This September, the New York State Supreme Court struck down a 2010 Suffolk County law allowing farmers to build more farm buildings on preserved land, and this week, the county has pledged to fight back. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• Suffolk County is convening public hearings this coming week on the Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement for its Reclaim Our Waters initiative. Hearings will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 6 p.m. at the Suffolk County Water Authority’s Education Center at 260 Motor Parkway in Hauppauge and on Thursday, Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. at the Suffolk Community College Culinary Arts and Hospitality Center at 20 East Main Street in Riverhead. More information is online here.
• The ninth annual Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival is once again bringing a series of intense and fascinating documentaries to Sag Harbor the first weekend in December, with films on subjects ranging from artists in the Hamptons to cyberwarfare to environmental justice and a tribute to a PBS series that has devoted 30 years to telling the story of American artists. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons and Kent Animal Shelter in Calverton are both hosting post-Thanksgiving free adoption weekends, with adoption fees waived through the support of Zappos. ARF’s adoption fair will be held on Nov. 25 through 27 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the ARF Adoption Center, 91 Daniels Hole Road in Wainscott. They will have music, vendors, baked goods, free giveaways, holiday photos and, most importantly, adoptable animals. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 631.537.0400, x203. Kent’s free adoption weekend will run from Nov. 25 to Nov. 28. The Kent Animal Shelter is at 2259 S River Road in Calverton. For more information, call 631.727.5731.
• Christmas lightings and craft fairs begin in earnest over this coming weekend, beginning with Hallockville’s Country Parlor Holiday Folk Art & Gift Show, a great alternative to Black Friday shopping, which opens today and continues through the weekend. Our Christmas listings are online here.
• There’s plenty to do on the East End this weekend, and throughout the holiday season. Find out more in The Beacon’s events calendar, online here.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
MTK Hbr: 5:54 a.m., 6:18 p.m.
Orient: 6:55 a.m., 7:19 p.m.
Greenport: 7:23 a.m., 7:47 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 7:18 a.m., 7:42 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 8:45 a.m., 9:09 p.m.
S. JPT: 8:52 a.m., 9:16 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:02 a.m., 4:16 p.m.
MTK Hbr: 6:35 a.m., 6:59 p.m.
Orient: 7:36 a.m., 8 p.m.
Greenport: 8:04 a.m., 8:28 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 7:59 a.m., 8:23 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 9:26 a.m., 9:50 p.m.
S. JPT: 9:33 a.m., 9:57 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:48 a.m., 5:03 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.