Good Morning!

• There’s a chance of snow between 8 and 11 a.m. this morning, with rain likely this afternoon. The high temperature will be near 40 degrees, and we’re expecting new snow accumulation of less than a half inch. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 31. Friday will be partly sunny, with a high near 59 and a 20 percent chance of rain after 3 p.m. We’re expecting rain on Saturday, with a high near 52. 

• The Southampton Town Board will hold a work session at town hall at 10 a.m. to discuss plans for the town’s animal shelter, the Riverside Maritime Trail Park, and a new volunteer ambulance building. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Riverhead Town Board will discuss downtown code amendments, recycling in Suffolk County and public safety at their 10 a.m. work session at town hall this morning. Their full agenda is online here.

• Cindy Pease Roe will lead a workshop on creating a baby whale ornament with upcycled materials this evening at 6 p.m. at the Southampton Arts Center. More details are online here. [$20 for materials]

• Hallockville Museum Farm’s Old Time Jam Band meets tonight at 7 p.m. All are welcome to join in! More details are online here. [Free]

• Beginning next Monday, Dec. 17, Southold Town is switching from its current single-stream recycling pattern to a three-stream pattern. As of Monday, paper and cardboard will be comingled together, #1 and #2 plastic and metal cans will be comingled together and glass must be separated into its own category. If an item is dirty or does not fit in those categories, it must be disposed of with household garbage.

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

December 13
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:52 a.m., 2:04 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1 a.m., 1:12 p.m.
Greenport: 2:29 a.m., 2:41 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:05 a.m., 3:20 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 2:24 a.m., 2:36 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:51 a.m., 4:03 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:58 a.m., 4:10 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:50 a.m., 12:57 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:06 a.m., 11:46 p.m.

December 14
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:46 a.m., 2:59 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:54 a.m., 2:07 p.m.
Greenport: 3:23 a.m., 3:36 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:54 a.m., 4:11 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:18 a.m., 3:31 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:45 a.m., 4:58 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:52 a.m., 5:05 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 1:37 a.m., 1:43 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:52 a.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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