Good Morning, on this 79th Anniversary of this day that will live in infamy, the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that launched U.S. involvement into World War II. We pledge not to forget, nor to take our freedoms for granted.

• It will be mostly sunny today, with a high temperature near 41 degrees but wind chill values between 25 and 35, with a northwest wind 7 to 9 miles per hour. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 27. Tuesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 41 and Wednesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 43.

• The Covid-19 pandemic is continuing to rear its head higher in Suffolk County, as New York prepares to receive its first 170,000 doses of Pfizer’s vaccine on Dec. 15. Here’s the latest.

• The Peconic Estuary Partnership has been working the past couple years to update its Comprehensive Conservation Management Plan, using 2020 as a jumping-off point for the next ten years of protecting the Peconics. The next decade will prove to be crucial to the future of the estuary, as development pressures, rising sea levels, declining water quality and the impact of climate change on the ecosystem all pose severe threats. Read more in our sister publication, The Peconic Bathtub.

• Drawdown East End has partnered with the North Fork Environmental Council for a panel discussion of “Kiss the Ground,” a film about a revolutionary group of activists, scientists, farmers, and politicians who band together in a global movement of Regenerative Agriculture that could balance our climate, replenish our vast water supplies, and feed the world, on Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 6:30 p.m. Here’s more info.

• The Accabonac Protection Committee will hold a Zoom forum about shellfish with with Stephen Tettelbach, PhD., Shellfish Ecologist with Cornell Cooperative Extension and John “Barley” Dunne of the East Hampton Town Aquaculture Department tomorrow evening, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. Here’s the registration page.

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

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

December 7
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:44 a.m., 2:53 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:52 a.m., 2:01 p.m.
Greenport: 3:21 a.m., 3:30 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:05 a.m., 4:22 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:16 a.m., 3:25 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:43 a.m., 4:52 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:50 a.m., 4:59 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 1:44 a.m., 1:46 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:55 a.m.

December 8
Plum Gut Harbor: 3:43 a.m., 3:58 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 2:51 a.m., 3:06 p.m.
Greenport: 4:20 a.m., 4:35 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:02 a.m., 5:24 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:15 a.m., 4:30 p.m.
New Suffolk: 5:42 a.m., 5:57 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5:49 a.m., 6:04 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 2:40 a.m., 2:46 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:49 a.m., 12:55 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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