Good Morning!

• It will be mostly cloudy today, with a high near 45 degrees but wind chill values between 25 and 35 early. Wind will be out of the west at 18 to 25 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 38. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 32. Thursday will be sunny, with a high near 46. Saturday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 47 and a 40 percent chance of rain after 2 p.m.

• Riverhead Town Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith has called a press conference for this afternoon, Nov. 28 at 1 p.m. at Iron Pier Beach to demand a public hearing from the FAA on the North Shore Helicopter Route.

• The Big Duck is getting lit for the holidays this evening, Nov. 28 on Flanders Road. If you’re in the festive spirit, arrive before 7 p.m. to take part in the experience. If you’re not in the festive spirit, you might want to avoid Flanders Road on your commute home.

• The Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival is launching its second decade with a new name and logo, and a new slate of fascinating documentary films tomorrow at Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor. More details are here.

• The Maureen’s Haven homeless shelter network will host its first winter benefit and celebration this Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 at Seasons of Southampton, 15 Prospect Street in Southampton from 6 to 9 p.m. More information is online here.

• The weekend ahead is filled with holiday fairs, and bazaars, lightings and parties throughout the East End. Here’s our round-up.

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

November 28
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:19 a.m., 1:41 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:27 a.m., 12:49 p.m.
Greenport: 1:56 a.m., 2:18 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:53 a.m., 3:12 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:51 a.m., 2:13 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:18 a.m., 3:40 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:25 a.m., 3:47 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:38 a.m., 12:51 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11 a.m., 11:48 p.m.

November 29
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:22 a.m., 2:47 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:30 a.m., 1:55 p.m.
Greenport: 2:59 a.m., 3:24 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:54 a.m., 4:16 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 2:54 a.m., 3:19 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:21 a.m., 4:46 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:28 a.m., 4:53 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 1:39 a.m., 1:52 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:01 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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