Shinnecock Bay, Monday
Shinnecock Bay, Monday

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting rain today, mainly after 3 p.m., with a high near 60 degrees and a south wind 14 to 21 miles per hour. Rain will continue overnight, with a low around 44. There’s a chance of showers between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Wednesday, with a temperature falling to around 43 by 5 p.m. Thursday will be mostly sunny and breezy, with a high near 45..

• Both houses of Congress have already approved sweeping changes in the nation’s tax code, and Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone is now asking Long Islanders to push President Donald Trump to reconsider aspects of the bill that lawmakers believe could dramatically hurt New Yorkers. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• The Southold Town Board will discuss the effectiveness of trash compactors, town code revisions for bed & breakfasts and agricultural processing and a potential summit on traffic issues at their 9 a.m. work session this morning. The board will hold public hearings on affordable housing and changes to the town’s agricultural processing code at their 7:30 p.m. meeting this evening. The latter has been a hotly debated issue amongst winery owners over the percentage of their crop that is grown on-site. The full agenda for both meetings is online here.

• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss an update on Deepwater Wind’s proposed wind farm off the coast of Montauk, water testing in Lake Montauk, fueling of Springs School buses at town facilities, an update on the town’s southern pine beetle infestation and an East Hampton Housing Authority pilot project at their 10 a.m. work session at town hall this morning. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Southampton Town Board is slated to hold a special meeting this afternoon at 1 p.m. to consider adopting the controversial The Hills at Southampton Mixed Use Planned Development District in East Quogue.

• The Shelter Island Town Board will discuss erosion at Reel Point at the entrance to Coecles Harbor, the town’s new website, hiring Southold Town Engineer Michael Collins on a part-time basis and a wetland permit extension at their 1 p.m. work session this afternoon. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Riverhead Town Board will hold public hearings on building construction standards, commercial solar energy production systems, improvements to the town’s sewer district’s fuel facility and a Cold War veterans’ tax exemption at their 2 p.m. meeting this afternoon. Their full agenda is online here.

• Racial Justice East End book discussion of Just Mercy: a Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson tonight at 6 p.m. at Canio’s Books in Sag Harbor.

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

Dec. 5
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:35 a.m., 11:05 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:43 a.m., 10:13 p.m.
Greenport: 11:12 a.m., 11:42 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:08 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:07 a.m., 11:37 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:09 a.m., 12:34 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:16 a.m., 12:41 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:56 a.m., 8:33 p.m.

Dec. 6
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:30 a.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:38 a.m., 11:11 p.m.
Greenport: 12:07 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:45 a.m., 1:03 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:02 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:04 a.m., 1:29 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:11 a.m., 1:36 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:51 a.m., 9:32 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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