Good Morning!

• We’re expecting rain before 10am, then a chance of showers between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. today, with a high temperature near 48 degrees and a west wind 14 to 19 miles per hour, increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 39 mph. A flood watch remains in effect until 1 p.m. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 27. Tuesday will be sunny, with a high near 44, and Wednesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 45.

• After much public backlash against the Suffolk County Industrial Development Agency’s approval two months ago of $2.7 million in tax breaks for the proposed $44 million luxury hotel The Enclaves proposed on the Main Road in Southold, the Suffolk IDA will hold a local public hearing on the proposal this afternoon at 4 p.m. at Southold Town Hall. Read More.

• As of last week, power is now flowing from the first wind turbine at the South Fork Wind Farm, 35 miles off of Montauk, to Long Island’s electric grid. We took a trip on Thursday to have a look at the wind farm, which is in the final phase of construction. Read More.

• Looking ahead to tomorrow, Dec. 12, the Southampton Town Board will hold public hearings at its 1 p.m. meeting on the town’s Climate Action Plan, and on an environmental impact statement for its proposed sewer plant and district in Riverside. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live here.

• The Shelter Island Town Board is also expected to hold numerous public hearings at its 6 p.m. meeting tomorrow, Dec. 12, on extending a moratorium on processing of permits for large homes, on a proposed moratorium on dock permits and on the creation of a Shellfish Permit Review Board. Here’s the agenda, and here’s Zoom and video information on the meeting.

• This weekend on Behind the Headlines on 88.3 WLIW-FM, Beacon editor Beth Young joins a panel discussing an arrest in the Montauk antiemetic graffiti case; the first operational offshore wind turbine in the state; pot shop licenses approved in Riverhead; and helping out food pantries this holiday season. Tune in here.

• 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 11
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:10 a.m., 8:38 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:18 a.m., 7:46 p.m.
Greenport: 8:47 a.m., 9:15 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:37 a.m., 10:13 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:42 a.m., 9:10 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:09 a.m., 10:37 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:16 a.m., 10:44 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 7:19 a.m., 7:41 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:28 a.m., 5:50 p.m.

December 12
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:49 a.m., 9:20 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:57 a.m., 8:28 p.m.
Greenport: 9:26 a.m., 9:57 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:21 a.m., 10:57 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:21 a.m., 9:52 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:48 a.m., 11:19 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:55 a.m., 11:26 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:01 a.m., 8:25 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:10 a.m., 6:34 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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