Good Morning!

• We’re expecting more snow this morning, mainly before 11 a.m., with a steady temperature around 34 degrees and wind chill values between 25 and 30, with a north wind 8 to 11 miles per hour, becoming west in the afternoon. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches is possible, and we’re under a winter weather advisory for the morning commute. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 22. Thursday will be sunny, with a high near 34. Friday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 48 and a 20 percent chance of rain after 1 p.m.

• The news surrounding the use of e-cigarettes is changing quickly, and with it comes much confusion amongst parents over how to react to their kids’ use of vaping devices. Members of the Riverhead Community Coalition for Safe and Drug-Free Youth are looking to combat that confusion. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• The Suffolk County Water Authority will be charging a $20 quarterly fee to be added to customer bills beginning Jan. 1, 2020 to pay for the cost of developing and operating treatment systems for newly regulated emerging contaminants. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• The Hampton Bays Water District is working to repair a sizable break in the water main pipe that supplies the east end of Dune Road near the Shinnecock Dock.  The 8-inch main runs 15 feet underwater from the north side to the south side of the Old Ponquogue Bridge, and was damaged by a passing vessel on Monday morning. As a result of the break, Sundays on the Bay is temporarily closed.  Oaklands had already closed for the season, except for special events.  A temporary pipe has been put in place, and is undergoing testing.  The Water District anticipates being able to put the temporary pipe on line by Friday, allowing Sundays to re-open.

• Riverhead’s Economic Development Agency will hold a forum on investing in federally designated Opportunity Zones at a special forum this Friday, Dec. 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Sea Star Ballroom at the Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center. Tickets are $20 and include a light lunch. To register, call 631.727.7600 or visit

• Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital will hold a discussion on The Science of Health Aging at the Peconic Landing Community Center on Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 4 p.m., with two sessions, on “Depression: Real or Reactive” at 4 p.m. and on “How To Reduce Your Risk of Developing Dementia” at 5 p.m. To register, call 631.477.5164.

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

December 11
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:52 a.m., 9:19 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8 a.m., 8:27 p.m.
Greenport: 9:29 a.m., 9:56 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:19 a.m., 10:53 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:24 a.m., 9:51 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:51 a.m., 11:18 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:58 a.m., 11:25 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 7:56 a.m., 8:24 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:05 a.m., 6:33 p.m.

December 12
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:30 a.m., 10:01 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:38 a.m., 9:09 p.m.
Greenport: 10:07 a.m., 10:38 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11 a.m., 11:36 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:02 a.m., 10:33 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:29 a.m.
South Jamesport: 11:36 a.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:34 a.m., 9:06 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:43 a.m., 7:15 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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