Good Morning!

• We’re expecting mostly sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 45 degrees and a northwest wind 10 to 15 miles per hour. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 25. Thursday will be sunny, with a high near 39, and Friday will be sunny, with a high near 49.

• Only one member of the Suffolk County Industrial Development Agency board came out to Southold to hear what residents had to say about $2.7 million in tax breaks the agency is considering for the proposed luxury resort hotel “The Enclaves” on the Main Road in Southold, but if the other members of the board read the minutes of the hearing, they’ll get an earful of criticism. Read More.

• East Hampton Town is expected next spring to kick off a project to begin the difficult work of building community consensus in Montauk around the best way to protect the hamlet from coastal vulnerability and support a resilient year-round community, with the help of a new $600,000 grant from New York State. Read More.

• The Riverhead Town will hold a public workshop on its Comprehensive Plan Update this evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the new Town Hall at 4 West Second Street. Here’s more info.

• The New Suffolk Common School District meets this evening at 7 p.m. Expect more discussion about the potential of transitioning the school to a non-instructional school district.

• The Blockbuster Movie Series continues at The Suffolk in Riverhead this evening at 7 p.m. with “How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Tickets are $15 and are available at

• The Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt are planning to view the Geminid Meteor Shower in Vineyard Field 200 yards north of the railroad tracks behind the South Fork Natural History Museum, 377 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike in Bridgehampton this evening from 6 p.m. to Midnight. Call Dai Dayton at 631.745.0689 for more information.

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

December 13
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:32 a.m., 10:04 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:40 a.m., 9:12 p.m.
Greenport: 10:09 a.m., 10:41 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:05 a.m., 11:43 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:04 a.m., 10:36 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:31 a.m.
South Jamesport: 11:38 a.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:43 a.m., 9:10 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:52 a.m., 7:19 p.m.

December 14
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:19 a.m., 10:53 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:27 a.m., 10:01 p.m.
Greenport: 10:56 a.m., 11:30 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:52 a.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:51 a.m., 11:25 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:03 a.m., 12:18 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:10 a.m., 12:25 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:29 a.m., 9:59 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:38 a.m., 8:08 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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