Winter's Sprouts, Aquebogue
Winter’s Sprouts, Aquebogue, Wednesday

Good Morning!

• Our overnight snowfall is expected to taper off by 9 a.m., with another inch possible this morning. We’ve seen accumulations of up to two inches here as of 6 a.m. The high temperature today will be near 33 degrees, with wind chill values between 20 and 25. Winds will be out of the north at 8 to 16 miles per hour, becoming northwest in the afternoon. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 15. Friday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 33, and Saturday will be mostly sunny and breezy, with a high near 37.

• Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, champion of alt-right conspiracy theories most recently seen stumping for defeated Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore, is scheduled to headline a Manhattan fundraiser this evening for East End Congressman Lee Zeldin. Expect fireworks.

• With one month left to make a decision on the possible shuttering of the New Suffolk School, this tight-knit North Fork community still seems stunned at how quickly things have changed for their tiny district. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• We’ve just gotten word here from North Pole, Inc. that Santa Claus has started a legal department out of necessity. Either that’s true, or columnist Tim Kelly has ventured back Between the Lines. Read his column online here.

• The Riverhead Town Board will discuss the site plan for Peconic Bay Medical Center’s expansion into the former Suffolk County National Bank headquarters on Second Street at their 10:15 a.m. work session this morning. Their full agenda is online here.

• Having trouble getting in the holiday spirit? There are plenty of musicians, dancers and actors out there working to drum up a merry mood. Here are some details.

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

Dec. 14
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:53 a.m., 7:17 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:01 a.m., 6:25 p.m.
Greenport: 7:30 a.m., 7:54 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:21 a.m., 8:51 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:25 a.m., 7:49 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:52 a.m., 9:16 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:59 a.m., 9:23 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:09 a.m., 4:26 p.m.

Dec. 15
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:35 a.m., 7:59 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:43 a.m., 7:07 p.m.
Greenport: 8:12 a.m., 8:36 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:07 a.m., 9:37 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:07 a.m., 8:31 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:34 a.m., 9:58 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:41 a.m., 10:05 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:56 a.m., 5:14 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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