Monday evening, at storm's end.
Monday evening, at storm’s end.

Good Morning!

• Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 41 degrees and a southwest wind around 9 miles per hour. There’s a 20 percent chance of rain and snow showers after midnight tonight, but otherwise it will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. Wednesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 43. There’s a 30 percent chance of snow showers Thursday, but otherwise it will be partly sunny and windy, with a high near 29.

• Long Island’s blood supplies are running low, and East Enders are doing their share to help fill up blood bank supplies with a slew of blood drives in the upcoming weeks, beginning with a blood drive today at the Sag Harbor Fire Department and tomorrow at the Bridgehampton Fire Department. More details are online here.

• Peconic Green Growth, a non-profit dedicated to sustainable development on the East End, has just launched an informational website with details about enhanced wastewater treatment for people wishing to upgrade their onsite wastewater treatment systems. More details are online here.

• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss architectural firm recommendations for the town’s senior center and a code amendment regarding home improvement contractors at their 10 a.m. work session at the Montauk Firehouse this morning. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Southampton Town Board will hold public hearings on senior citizen exemptions for late tax payment penalties, film permits on private property and on the process for obtaining cab driver fingerprints at their 1 p.m. meeting this afternoon. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Shelter Island Town Board will discuss CPF water quality improvement projects and hear a presentation on deer and ticks at their 1 p.m. work session this afternoon. Their full agenda is online here.

• Tonight is the full moon, and the Quogue Wildlife Refuge is hosting a full moon hike beginning at 5 p.m. [$10/Members $5]. The South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton hosts a day-after full moon hike tomorrow at 6 p.m. [Free]

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

Dec. 13
MTK Hbr: 7:42 a.m., 8:07 p.m.
Orient: 8:43 a.m., 9:08 p.m.
Greenport: 9:11 a.m., 9:36 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 9:06 a.m., 9:31 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 10:33 a.m., 10:58 p.m.
S. JPT: 10:40 a.m., 11:05 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:01 a.m., 6:31 p.m.

Dec. 14
MTK Hbr: 8:34 a.m., 9 p.m.
Orient: 9:35 a.m., 10:01 p.m.
Greenport: 10:03 a.m., 10:29 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 9:58 a.m., 10:24 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 11:25 a.m., 11:51 p.m.
S. JPT: 11:32 a.m., 11:58 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:51 a.m., 7:23 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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