Pictured Above: It was a cold and windy morning, but Shelter Islanders prevailed in Saturday’s Turkey Plunge to benefit the Shelter Island Library. See more photos in The Beacon’s December print edition, on newsstands later this week.

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting mostly sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 55 degrees and a west wind 10 to 16 miles per hour, becoming northwest in the afternoon. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 28. Tuesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 49, and we’re expecting showers and breezy conditions on Wednesday, mainly after 1 p.m., with a high near 60 degrees.

• What is now a swath of farmland on Oregon Road in Cutchogue could soon become a 60 megawatt battery energy storage facility. An application by Albany-based Key Capture Energy, responding to the state’s push toward new non-carbon sources of energy, will be heard before both the Southold Town Zoning Board of Appeals and Planning Board in the upcoming week. Read More.

• Blood for emergency services is currently in short supply and the Greenport American Legion Roller Rink, at 102 Third Street in Riverhead, will host a New York Blood Center blood drive this afternoon and evening from 1 to 7 p.m. Appointments are recommended and can be made online here.

• The newly-formed Cutchogue Civic Association will hold its inaugural meeting this evening at 6 p.m. at the Cutchogue-New Suffolk Free Library. The guest speakers will be Liz Casey Searl and Kathryn Casey Quigley, founders of the Peconic Community School, who will discuss the school’s purchase of the former Our Lady of Mercy Regional Catholic School. All are welcome to attend.

• The Town of Riverhead will hold an inaugural Rudolph’s River Run on Saturday, Dec. 3, in partnership with RaceAwesome. This 4-mile holiday themed family-friendly walk/run will start at Tanger Factory Outlets in Riverhead, and travel east along the Peconic River before finishing in the Riverhead Town Square, which is soon to be developed as a focal point of downtown Riverhead. The race will also include a 1k run for children. Here’s more info.

• 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 own copy each week, sign up here.

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

November 28
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:40 a.m., 1:05 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:13 p.m.
Greenport: 1:17 a.m., 1:42 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:16 a.m., 2:35 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:12 a.m., 1:37 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:39 a.m., 3:04 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:46 a.m., 3:11 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:19 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet:10:28 a.m., 11:10 p.m.

November 29
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:43 a.m., 2:09 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:51 a.m., 1:17 p.m.
Greenport: 2:20 a.m., 2:46 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:17 a.m., 3:39 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 2:!5 a.m., 2:41 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:42 a.m., 4:08 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:49 a.m., 4:15 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 1:01 a.m., 1:21 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:30 a.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 editor@eastendbeacon.com

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