Good Morning!

• We’re expecting mostly sunny skies today with a high temperature near 38 degrees but wind chill values between 20 and 25, with a west wind 11 to 16 miles per hour, increasing to 18 to 23 mph in the afternoon. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 22. Wednesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 38, and Thursday will be sunny, with a high near 49.

• The Southampton Town Board will hold public hearings on setting a total eligible term limit of 12 years for town supervisor and town board members, on permitting for agricultural fencing and on definitions of income for property tax exemptions at its 6 p.m. regular meeting this evening. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on Sea-TV.

• The Shelter Island Town Board will discuss a shopping assistance program at its 1 p.m. work session, and will set public hearings for Dec. 12 at 6 p.m. on the extension of a moratorium on large houses, on a moratorium on dock construction, on changes to shellfishing regulations and water quality funding at its 6 p.m. special meeting this evening. Here’s the agenda for the evening meeting, which includes the text of the public hearings. The meetings can be viewed live here.

• The annual holiday lighting of the Big Duck in Flanders is scheduled for tomorrow, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. Here’s more info.

• The Hamptons Observatory hosts a virtual lecture with meteorologist Joe Rao this Thursday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. on “The Relationship Between Astronomy, Climate & Weather.” Register for this free event at

• Today’s the last day to subscribe online to receive our December print edition via the U.S. Mail. You’ll read much of our coverage in print before you find it here, and our print edition supports much of the work we do. Subscribe online here.

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

November 28
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:55 a.m., 10:23 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:03 a.m., 9:31 p.m.
Greenport: 10:32 a.m., 11 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:30 a.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:27 a.m., 10:55 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:54 a.m.
South Jamesport: 12:01 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:09 a.m., 9:40 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:18 a.m., 7:49 p.m.

November 29
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:44 a.m., 11:13 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:52 a.m., 10:21 p.m.
Greenport: 11:21 a.m., 11:50 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:05 a.m., 12:14 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:16 a.m., 11:45 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:22 a.m., 12:43 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:29 a.m., 12:50 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:53 a.m., 10:28 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:02 a.m., 8:37 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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