On the LI Sound
On the LI Sound

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting rain today, heavy at times, with thunderstorms and patchy fog also possible after 3 p.m., and a south wind increasing to 17 to 22 miles per hour throughout the day. The high will be near 61 degrees. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches are possible. Rain will continue overnight, with heavy winds tapering off after midnight and a low around 48. Rain is expected again tomorrow, with a high near 59 degrees, and Thursday is expected to be mostly sunny and breezy with a high near 59.

• Congressman Lee Zeldin is hosting a press conference this morning to announce new developments in his quest to bring a new zip code to Flanders, Riverside and Northampton, three Southampton hamlets that currently share a zip code with Riverhead. We’ll have more details later today.

• Also in Riverside, Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming has announced the legislature approved her proposed $250,000 bond resolution on Nov. 22 to use money from the Water Quality Protection and Restoration Program and Land Stewardship Initiatives Fund to the Riverside traffic circle reconstruction project.

• Southampton Town has launched a new survey to ask for public input on the future design of the Hampton Bays business district. You can take the survey online here.

• If you missed Friday’s audition for the North Fork Community Theatre’s Variety Show, don’t fear. Auditions continue tonight, Nov. 29, at 7 p.m. at the theater. All kinds of acts are welcome, and they’re looking forward to seeing yours.

• Suffolk County is convening public hearings tonight and Thursday 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 high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:

Nov. 29
MTK Hbr: 8:34 a.m., 9:02 p.m.
Orient: 9:35 a.m., 10:03 p.m.
Greenport: 10:03 a.m., 10:31 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 9:58 a.m., 10:26 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 11:25 a.m., 11:53 p.m.
S. JPT: 11:32 a.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:44 a.m., 7:04 p.m.

Nov. 30
MTK Hbr: 9:15 a.m., 9:45 p.m.
Orient: 10:16 a.m., 10:46 p.m.
Greenport: 10:44 a.m., 11:14 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 10:39 a.m., 11:09 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 12:06 p.m.
S. JPT: 12 a.m., 12:13 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:20 a.m., 7:42 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 editor@eastendbeacon.com

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