Ed Tuccio's buffalo
Ed Tuccio’s buffalo

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting patchy and sometimes freezing fog before 8 a.m. this morning, which could reduce visibilities to less than a mile, but it’s expected to become sunny later on, with a high near 53 degrees and a light west wind increasing to 5 to 9 miles per hour in the morning. Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 33 degrees. Tuesday is expected to gradually become mostly sunny, with a high near 48 degrees, and Wednesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 52.

• The Latin American community and religious leaders are organizing a rally tomorrow morning in front of Southampton Town Hall to call for a full investigation into the death of Lilia Aucapina, whose body was recently found hanged in the woods near her Sagaponack home several weeks after she was reported missing. All are welcome to the vigil, which begins at 11:30 a.m.

• Southold School District residents will have a chance to vote tomorrow on a $9.8 million capital improvement project, which would pay for renovation and reconfiguration of classrooms, a new track and reconstructed soccer field, a TV production studio and several safety improvements. The district is planning to use $2 million from its capital reserve fund and to float a new bond for $7.8 million if the project is approved tomorrow by voters. Polls are open from 3 to 9 p.m. in the Junior-Senior High School gym.

• They were small in number, but hearty in spirit. At high noon Saturday at Cedar Beach in Southold, a core group of dedicated staff, friends and children of staff and friends of the Peconic Estuary Program took the plunge into the body of water they are charged with protecting. The Beacon’s pictures from the event are online here.

• Community Action Southold Town’s annual toy drive is underway across the North Fork. Through Dec. 21, you can bring toys for Southold’s neediest to the following locations: Suffolk County Legislator Al Krupski’s office at Cornell Cooperative Extension on Griffing Avenue in Riverhead, at the Mattituck-Laurel Library, Bridgehampton National Bank and Capital One Bank in Mattituck, at the Cutchogue-New Suffolk Free Library and the Suffolk County National Bank in Cutchogue, at the Southold Free Library, Bridgehampton National Bank, Capital One Bank, Hudson City Savings Bank and Mullen Motors in Southold and at the Floyd Memorial Library, Bridgehampton National Bank, Capital One Bank, Hudson City Savings Bank and at CAST headquarters at 311 Front Street in Greenport. For more information, call 631.477.1717.


• The Beacon’s Week in Review was delivered piping hot to inboxes throughout the East End in the wee hours of this morning. To get your very own copy each week, sign up here.

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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