The green buoy at dusk.
The green buoy at dusk, North Race, Robins Island.

Good Morning!

• After an unseasonably warm weekend, we’re expecting temperatures to stay in the 60s through tomorrow. We’re expecting patchy drizzle, fog and a slight chance of light rain before noon today and then a chance of showers, mainly after 3 p.m. Otherwise, it will be cloudy, with a high near 60 degrees. There’s an 80 percent chance of showers and possibly a thunderstorm tonight, when we’re expecting a steady temperature around 57 degrees. Tomorrow will be mostly sunny, with a high near 62 degrees and Wednesday will be sunny, with a high near 52.

• The December Geminids meteor shower peaked last night, but could prove good tonight if the clouds clear overnight. The meteor shower will peak about 2 a.m., as the constellation Gemini climbs to its highest point of the night in the southern sky. This week’s waxing crescent moon sets early in the evening, leaving the skies dark enough for good viewing later on at night. The meteors all appear to radiate from the area surrounding Gemini, but they can be seen throughout the sky.

• East End Opry at Fresh in Bridgehampton tonight features Gene Casey, Bryan Gallo, Fred Raimondo and Sarah Greene, and Jon Barton. The evening’s music begins at 7:30 p.m. More information is online here.

• The Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett is hosting a Christmas party tonight at 6 p.m. There’s no cover, but attendees are being asked to bring toys and clothing for families in need. They will also be screening a film by Joe Lauro. More information is online here.

• The Long Island Rail Road’s timetables are changing again today. If you’re heading out west, or UpIsland, or wherever the Long Island Rail Road goes, check in here before you assume your regular train is still running.

• Fish that were killed humanely taste better than fish that were killed inhumanely, according to a new article due out in the January issue of the journal Food Science. What’s still open for debate, however, is whether the term “killed humanely” is an oxymoron.

• 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 very own copy each week, sign up here.

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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