Good Morning!

• It will be partly sunny today, with a high temperature near 43 degrees and a light west wind, increasing to 5 to 10 miles per hour in the morning. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 32. Wednesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 48 and Thursday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 55 and a 30 percent chance of showers before 1 p.m.

• The 10th Annual Greenport Shellabration returns to real-time this December, after being a virtual event in 2020, and wristbands are selling quickly and are likely to sell out. Read more in our sister publication, The Peconic Bathtub.

• The Southold Town Board will discuss whether to opt out of allowing cannabis sales in town, proposed house size legislation and the Pedal Share bike sharing service at its 9 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda for both meetings. At the board’s 7 p.m. regular meeting tonight, there will be two public hearings, on a proposed change to town code making it easier to build affordable accessory apartments and on a proposed purchase of development rights on 12 acres of farmland on New Suffolk Avenue in Mattituck, currently in contract to be purchased by the Peconic Land Trust. Here’s the Zoom link for the morning work session, and here’s the link for the evening regular meeting.

• The Shelter Island Town Board will hear an update on Covid-19, the town code and wetland permits at its 1 p.m. work session this afternoon. The meeting can be streamed live here.

• Tomorrow evening, East Hampton Library presents “The LTV Archives: A Treasure Trove of Local History,” at the library at 159 Main Street and simultaneously livestreamed from 6 to 7 p.m. Genie Henderson, LTV’s longtime archivist and the author of “A Day Like Any Other: The Great Hamptons Hurricane of 1938,” will lead the discussion in conversation with Brooke Kroeger, professor emerita of journalism at NYU. Register online at

Suffolk County reported 552 new cases of Covid-19 on Sunday, Nov. 28, with 6.8 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 147 people hospitalized with the virus in the county, with 28 of them in ICU. The county reported one new fatality from the virus, bringing the death toll here to 3,682 people since March of 2020.

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

Nov. 30
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:04 a.m., 6:22 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:12 a.m., 5:30 p.m.
Greenport: 6:41 a.m., 6:59 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 7:21 a.m., 7:48 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 6:36 a.m., 6:54 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:03 a.m., 8:21 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:10 a.m., 8:28 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 4:59 a.m., 5:11 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:08 a.m., 3:20 p.m.

Dec. 1
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:47 a.m., 7:09 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:55 a.m., 6:17 p.m.
Greenport: 7:24 a.m., 7:46 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:11 a.m., 8:42 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:19 a.m., 7:41 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:46 a.m., 9:08 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:53 a.m., 9:15 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 5:54 a.m., 6:10 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:03 a.m., 4:19 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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