• Today will be partly sunny, with a high near 49 but wind chill values between 20 and 30 early, with a northeast wind switching over to the south by the afternoon. There’s a 40 percent chance of showers overnight, with a low around 42. There’s a 30 percent chance of morning showers Friday, with skies clearing throughout the day and a high near 53. Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 48.
• As ticks become a more and more commonplace part of our landscape and the diseases they carry seem to multiply, the science surrounding tick-borne diseases keeps changing. With that in mind, the East Marion Community Association held its third annual forum on “Treacherous Ticks, Deer and Disease” on Nov. 18. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• The Riverhead Town Board will hold discussions with the town’s Anti-Bias Task Force at their 10 a.m. work session at town hall this morning.
• The Southampton Town Board will discuss legal advice regarding land acquisitions in executive session at their 10 a.m. work session this morning. No open session is planned.
• Kerriann Flanagan Brosky discusses her book “Historic Crimes of Long Island” this morning at 11 a.m. at the Southampton Historical Museum. Brosky as she uncovers some of the most ghastly historical crimes committed on Long Island — from the East Hampton witch trial of Goody Garlick in 1657, the “Tar Town Murder” of Charles Kelsey in 1872, to the unsolved kidnapping of heiress Alice Parson in 1937. [Free]
• The 10th Annual Hamptons Take 2 Film Festival opens today, with five days packed with film screenings at Sag Harbor’s Bay Street Theatre. Read our story about the festival online here.
• If you haven’t yet gotten in the holiday spirit, you’d best get down to the Southampton Cultural Center this weekend to get the “bah humbugs” out of your life. Center Stage’s production of “A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play” closes this weekend. Read our review online here.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:39 a.m., 6:57 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:47 a.m., 6:05 p.m.
Greenport: 7:16 a.m., 7:34 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 7:57 a.m., 8:28 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:11 a.m., 7:29 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:38 a.m., 8:56 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:45 a.m., 9:03 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:42 a.m., 4:07 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:21 a.m., 7:42 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:29 a.m., 6:50 p.m.
Greenport: 7:58 a.m., 8:19 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:47 a.m., 9:19 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:53 a.m., 8:14 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:20 a.m., 9:41 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:27 a.m., 9:48 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:35 a.m., 5:02 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.