Good Morning!

• It will be mostly sunny today, with a high temperature near 47 degrees and a west wind 5 to 10 miles per hour. There’s a 40 percent chance of showers overnight, mainly between 11 p.m. and 4 a.m. and a low around 37. Thursday will be mostly cloudy, with a 30 percent chance of showers and a high near 55. Friday will be sunny, with a high near 47.

• Local farmers and national and international activist filmmakers are just a few of the subjects of this year’s Hamptons Doc Fest, opening Friday, Dec. 3 and continuing through Friday, Dec. 10 at two venues in Sag Harbor. Read more.

• Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming, Open Minded Organics and the Suffolk County Sheriff’s office are inviting restaurant workers and community members to a Narcan opioid antidote training session this morning at 10 a.m. at the Bridgehampton Firehouse, 64 School Street in Bridgehampton. Register online here.

• Suffolk County Community College’s Eastern Campus at 121 Speonk-Riverhead Road in Riverhead will hold a New York Blood Center blood drive in its Health & Wellness Center today from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Appointments are recommended and can be made online here.

• Tonight is the annual Holiday Lighting at The Big Duck, 1012 Flanders Road in Flanders at 7 p.m. Duck carols will be led by students from the Riverhead Middle School Show Choir, along with refreshments and the ever-anticipated arrival of Santa Claus by fire truck. Get there early, this event is usually jam-packed.

• Suffolk County reported 567 new cases of Covid-19 on Monday, Dec. 29, with 7 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 153 people hospitalized with the virus in the county, with 27 of them in ICU. The county reported six new fatalities from the virus, bringing the death toll here to 3,688 people since March of 2020.

• East Hampton Town has added Dec. 16 to its series of Covid-19 vaccination clinics this month — boosters will be available, as well as first and second doses. Here’s where to register.

• The Beacon’s December print edition is now on newsstands throughout the East End. You’ll read many of these stories in print before you find them online, and our print edition supports much of the work we do!

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

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.

Dec. 2
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:31 a.m., 7:56 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:39 a.m., 7:04 p.m.
Greenport: 8:08 a.m., 8:33 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:01 a.m., 9:35 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:03 a.m., 8:28 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:30 a.m., 9:55 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:37 a.m., 10:02 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 6:46 a.m., 7:06 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:55 a.m., 5:15 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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