Good Morning!

• We’re expecting sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 51 degrees and a west wind 10 to 14 miles per hour. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 35. Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 49, and Sunday will be cloudy, with a high near 55 and rain likely, mainly after 1 p.m.

• As billions of dollars in federal money from the Inflation Reduction Act begins to become available for local solutions to ween the country off of fossil fuels, proponents of Southampton Town’s new Climate Action Plan urged the board at a Dec. 12 hearing to adopt it soon, while many in the community, particularly west of the Shinnecock Canal, believe there hasn’t been enough public outreach. Read More.

• The Surfrider Foundation’s Eastern Long Island Chapter is rallying in front of LTV Studios in Wainscott at 10:30 a.m. this morning ahead of the East Hampton Village Board’s 11 a.m. meeting at LTV in support of Surfrider’s “Skip the Stuff” campaign to stop billions of unused straws, utensils, napkins, condiment packets, and other accessories that are routinely included in take-out and delivery orders. All are welcome.

• Anti-war activists who rallied on Sag Harbor’s Long Wharf throughout the Iraqi war are meeting again on the wharf every Sunday at 3 p.m., including this coming Sunday, Dec. 17, to call for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza. All are welcome. Tony Ernst writes in this week about the gathering.

• The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill hosts Jazz with Steve Salerno & Jazzmatic Group, a quintet with a holiday-inspired concert to kick off Hamptons Jazz Fest’s Winter Jazz Series, this evening at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 or $15 for Parrish members, and are available at parrishart.org.

• The Church in Sag Harbor hosts A Good Old Fashioned Holiday Cabaret featuring Lambert Moss & Nicholas Perez athis evening and Saturday evening at 7 p.m. Lambert Moss, singer, storyteller, and performer extraordinaire, comes all the way from San Francisco to enchant Sag Harbor with a two-night run of holiday-infused cabaret. Tickets range from $25 to $60 and are available at thechurchsagharbor.org.

• The Hampton Theatre Company in Quogue hosts A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play this evening at 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 and are available at hamptontheatre.org.

• WLNG’s Rockabilly Christmas with Jason D. Williams, Gene Casey & The Vendettas, will be held tonight at 8 p.m. at The Suffolk, 118 East Main Street, Riverhead. 8 p.m. Tickets are almost sold out at thesuffolk.org.

• Gifts & Carols at the Bridgehampton Museum’s Nathanial Rogers House, 2539 Montauk Highway in Bridgehampton, will be held Saturday at 4 p.m. It’s a community sing-along with holiday-themed refreshments — bring a wrapped gift valued at no more than $30 for the Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreation Center. [Free] bridgehamptonmuseum.org

• Winter Wonders of the Night Sky, a lecture by astronomer Randall DiGiuseppe, will be held Saturday at 7 p.m. at Custer Institute & Observatory, 1115 Main Bayview Road in Southold. It’s a guided outdoor lecture, with coffee, tea and hot cocoa available, followed by guided tours through the many telescopes on site. Admission is $5, $3 for those under 16 years old and free for members. More info is at custerobservatory.org.

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

December 15
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:10a.m., 11:45 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:18 a.m., 10:53 p.m.
Greenport: 11:47 a.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:30 a.m., 12:42 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:42 a.m.
New Suffolk: 12:52 a.m., 1:09 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:59 a.m., 1:16 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10:18 a.m., 10:54 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:27 a.m., 9:03 p.m.

December 16
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:04 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:12 a.m., 11:48 p.m.
Greenport: 11:12 a.m., 11:48 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:22 a.m., 12:41 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:21 a.m., 1:35 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:17 a.m., 12:36 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:44 a.m., 2:03 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 1:51 a.m., 2:10 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:23 a.m., 10:02 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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