Good Morning!

• We’re expecting increasing clouds today, with a high temperature near 39 degrees and wind chill values between 25 and 30, with a southwest wind around 11 miles per hour. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 31. Thursday will be sunny, with a high near 50, and We’re expecting rain on Friday, mainly after 1 p.m., with a high near 52.

• It’s been eight years this December since Southampton Town approved the Riverside Revitalization Action Plan, a broad series of zoning changes and incentives designed to bring new life to what has long been one of the most blighted and impoverished hamlets on the East End. In the intervening years, just one new major construction project has been built, but the meager progress has one major culprit — the lack of sewers, which are necessary to do any kind of major development in this environmentally sensitive area along the banks of the Peconic River just south of downtown Riverhead.  That’s likely to change in the coming year, as Southampton Town pushes forward with a plan to build a sewage treatment plan in an industrial park behind the Suffolk Federal Credit Union branch on Flanders Road. Read More.

• Allowing the Long Island Power Authority to run its own electric grid without paying tens of millions of dollars annually “to a private, for-profit utility will save ratepayers at least half a billion dollars over ten years, improve efficiency and accountability and increase local control and community input,” according to the final report of the New York State Legislative Commission on the Future of the Long Island Power Authority. Read More.

• This year’s Hamptons Doc Fest will once again masterfully capture the breadth of human experience in a series of 30 films shown over the course of seven days at the Sag Harbor Cinema and Bay Street Theater beginning Nov. 30. Read More.

• The annual holiday lighting of the Big Duck in Flanders is this evening at 7 p.m. Here’s more info.

• Orient archeology buff Scott Newman, a descendant of the King family, one of the founding families of Orient, discusses his metal detecting finds — artifacts that show who lived here and how they lived, in a PoquaTALK at at Poquatuck Hall, 1160 Skippers Lane in Orient this Saturday, Dec. 2 at 5 p.m. Visit poquatuckhall.org for more information about this free event.

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

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.

November 30
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:33 a.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:41 a.m., 11:11 p.m.
Greenport: 12:10 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:50 a.m., 1 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:05 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:12 a.m., 1:32 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:19 a.m., 1:39 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10:38 a.m., 11:19 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:47 a.m., 9:28 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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