Good Morning!

• There’s a 20 percent chance of snow flurries before 9 a.m. today, atop the dusting that covered the East End last night. We’re expecting skies to clear throughout the day, with a high temperature near 38 degrees and a north wind 9 to 13 miles per hour. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 20. Tuesday will be sunny, with a high near 42, and Wednesday will be sunny, with a high near 40.

• Suffolk County reported an average of 665 new cases of Covid-19 per day for the week ending Dec. 11, a 111 percent increase from the week prior, according to data from state and local health departments compiled by the New York Times. Fourteen percent of people tested tested positive for the virus, an 11 percent increase, while 323 people were hospitalized with the virus, a 39 percent increase. The county reported an average of one death of a patient with the virus per day, unchanged from the week prior.

• The Hamptons Doc Fest’s 2022 Brown Harris Stevens Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature is the film “Turn Every Page: The Adventures of Robert Caro and Robert Gottlieb,” which played on December 4 to a sold-out house at Sag Harbor Cinema, the festival announced this week. Directed by Robert Gottlieb’s daughter Lizzie Gottlieb, the nearly two-hour film that is due for release Dec. 30 explores the remarkable and contentious 50-year relationship between the two literary legends—writer Robert Caro, 86 (who has a house in East Hampton), and his longtime editor Robert Gottlieb, 91, as they worked to publish Caro’s earlier Pulitzer Prize-winning biography “The Power Broker” about master builder Robert Moses, and the five volumes of Caro’s masterpiece “The Years of Lyndon Johnson”—the fifth volume of which is yet to be completed.

• The Southold American Legion Auxiliary Griswold Terry Glover Post 803 invites North Fork children to enjoy after school snacks and activities with Santa this afternoon from 4 to 6 p.m. at the American Legion Post, 51655 Main Road in Southold. The free event will feature a story time, a holiday craft activity and coloring. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

• Here’s a local holiday shopping idea — the 2022 Edition Quogue Wildlife Refuge drinking glass featuring the refuge’s signature black ducks, designed and sponsored by local artist Ine Wijtvliet. Find this and other local gifts in the QWR shop.

• 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 12
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:19 a.m., 12:33 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:41 a.m.
Greenport: 12:56 a.m., 1:10 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:41 a.m., 1:48 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:51 a.m., 1:05 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:18 a.m., 2:32 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:25 a.m., 2:39 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 11:19 a.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:28 a.m., 10:21 p.m.

December 13
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:08 a.m., 1:20 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:16 a.m., 12:28 p.m.
Greenport: 1:45 a.m., 1:57 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:25 a.m., 2:33 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:40 a.m., 1:52 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:07 a.m., 3:19 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:14 a.m., 3:26 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:12 a.m., 12:02 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:11 a.m., 11:07 p.m.

And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.

East End Beacon
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