Good Morning!

• We’re expecting a slight chance of rain between 8 and 11 a.m. today, then showers likely after 11 a.m., with a high temperature near 60 degrees and a light south wind, increasing to 20 to 25 miles per hour. Winds could gust as high as 46 mph. We’re expecting showers overnight, with a low around 30. Thursday will be sunny, with a high near 44, and Friday will be sunny, with a high near 51.

• Amidst the celebration among community housing advocates the passage of new Community Housing Funds in four of the five East End towns on November’s ballot, Southampton Town has spent the past two months fielding public comments on three separate housing proposals that show there is still public outreach needed for affordable housing to gain a foothold in the community. Read More.

• The annual holiday lighting of The Big Duck in Flanders is this evening at 7 p.m. — get there early, there’s usually a big crowd, and if you’re not planning to attend, make sure to avoid Flanders Road. Here’s more info.

• The North Fork’s annual 10X10=100 Art Show & Sale to benefit CAST will be held this weekend at CAST’s new headquarters at 53930 Main Road in Southold, after years of being held in art galleries in Greenport. A preview will be held Friday, Dec. 2 from 6 to 8 p.m., and the sale will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. More than 300 10″X10″ works by anonymous local artists will be sold for $100 each to raise funds for CAST’s work helping people on the North Fork become self sufficient.

• The annual windmill lighting at the Stony Brook Southampton campus will be held this Friday, Dec. 2 from 5 to 7 p.m., followed by a lecture on “Wild Long Island” by Chris Paparo in Duke Lecture Hall. All are welcome, and admission is free.

• This weekend, the North Fork Community Theatre presents “One Christmas Eve at Evergreen Mall,” a play that follows eight intertwined stories in a Midwestern mall on the last day of shopping before the holiday. A diverse cast of characters — from a lovesick mall Santa to an overeager mall cop, from a pair of brainy misfit teenagers to a pair of battling actors in a production of A Christmas Carol, from a petulant college freshman to a pair of newlyweds — as they navigate first meetings, second chances and last-minute choices. The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows. The show is up for one weekend only — Dec. 2 & 3 at 8 p.m. and Dec. 4 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased online here.

November 30
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:50 a.m., 3:15 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:58 a.m., 2:23 p.m.
Greenport: 3:27 a.m., 3:52 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:20 a.m., 4:45 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:22 a.m., 3:47 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:49 a.m., 5:14 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:56 a.m., 5:21 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 2:02 a.m., 2:21 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:11 a.m., 12:30 p.m.

December 1
Plum Gut Harbor: 3:59 a.m., 4:22 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 3:07 a.m., 3:30 p.m.
Greenport: 4:36 a.m., 4:59 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:23 a.m., 5:50 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:31 a.m., 4:54 p.m.
New Suffolk: 5:58 a.m., 6:21 p.m.
South Jamesport: 6:05 a.m., 6:28 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 3:02 a.m., 3:19 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:11 a.m., 1:28 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

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