Good Morning!

• We’re expecting sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 41 degrees and wind chill values between 15 and 25, with a northwest wind 6 to 10 miles per hour. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 24. Wednesday will be sunny, with a high near 40 and a northwest wind 13 to 16 miles per hour, with a wind chill between 10 and 20 degrees. Thursday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 48 and a 40 percent chance of rain after 1 p.m.

• Contractors working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are embarking this winter on the second phase of the long-awaited Fire Island to Montauk Point (FIMP) project, dredging more than 320,000 cubic yards of sand from Shinnecock and Moriches inlets, while Southampton Town gets to work on asking homeowners farther west from Shinnecock Inlet for easements for the next phase of the work. Read More.

• The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will host two virtual public meetings to provide updates on the first full-scale season of the Peconic River Ludwigia Control Project. this evening at 7 p.m. and tomorrow, Dec. 14, at noon. Here’s more info.

• The Southold Town Board will discuss the town’s nature preserves, Community Development Block Grant Funding and the town’s Water Advisory Committee at its 9 a.m. work session this morning. The board will hold a public hearing at its 4:30 p.m. regular meeting on the large house size legislation, which needed to be re-heard because of a mistake in providing public notice of the original law, which was adopted unanimously by the board in October. The town board is expected to again approve this legislation. Here’s the agenda for both meetings, here’s the Zoom login for the morning work session, and here’s the Zoom login for the afternoon meeting. The public can also attend both meetings in person.

• The East Hampton Town Board will hear presentations on the Louse Point Restoration project, redoing the SEQRA process for restrictions at the town-owned airport in Wainscott and on the Montauk wastewater system at their 11 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live in person or on LTV’s YouTube channel.

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

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.

December 14
Plum Gut Harbor: 2 a.m., 2:10 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:08 a.m., 1:18 p.m.
Greenport: 2:37 a.m., 2:47 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:11 a.m., 3:21 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 2:32 a.m., 2:42 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:59 a.m., 4:09 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:06 a.m., 4:16 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:58 a.m., 12:48 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:57 a.m., 11:53 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 editor@eastendbeacon.com

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