Good Morning!

• We’re expecting sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 38 degrees but wind chill values between 10 and 20, with a northwest wind 16 to 18 miles per hour, gusting as high as 30 mph. We’re expecting increasing clouds overnight, with a low around 28. There’s a 30 percent chance of rain after 1 p.m. Thursday, with cloudy skies and a high near 47. We’re expecting rain on Friday, with windy conditions and a high near 50.

• The Naval Weapons Industrial Reserve Plant Calverton Restoration Advisory Board will hold its second virtual meeting of the year via Microsoft Teams this evening at 6:15 p.m. to discuss the community’s concerns about water contamination due to the Navy’s activities at their former facility at EPCAL. Here’s the login info:  Internet: https://tinyurl.com/CALRAB14DEC ;  Meeting ID: 273 437 327 246; Event Password: LsbNPV; Telephone: 332.249.0724; Phone Conference ID: 843 884 733#

• The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will host the second of two virtual public meetings to provide updates on the first full-scale season of the Peconic River Ludwigia Control Project today at noon. Here’s more info.

• National Grid at 117 Doctor’s Path in Riverhead hosts a New York Blood Center blood drive tomorrow, Dec. 15, from 7:30 a.m. to Noon. Appointments are recommended, and can be made online here.

• A traditional seafood feast for the festive season may seem prohibitively expensive this year, but the good news is that you can eschew the high prices charged for lobster, crab, and scallops, and still make a wonderful celebratory meal for your friends and family. Find out more in this month’s installation of The Peconic Dish.

The Southampton History Museum’s Rogers Mansion at 17 Meeting House Lane in Southampton will hold a holiday open house this afternoon from 1 to 3 p.m., with refreshments and sing-alongs with Mr. & Mrs. Claus. Admission is free. RSVP at southamptonhistory.org.

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

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.

December 15
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:54 a.m., 3:02 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 2:02 a.m., 2:10 p.m.
Greenport: 3:31 a.m., 3:30 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:59 a.m., 4:13 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:26 a.m., 3:34 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:53 a.m., 5:01 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5 a.m., 5:08 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 1:44 a.m., 1:34 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:43 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 editor@eastendbeacon.com

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