Good Morning!

• We’re expecting partly sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 58 degrees and a southwest wind 7 to 15 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 26. There’s a 20 percent chance of showers after 10 p.m., with mostly cloudy skies overnight and a low around 46. Friday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 56. We’re expecting rain on Saturday, with a high near 45.

• The Riverhead Town Board will discuss the town’s November police report, recreation department fees and a special permit for a one-story office building at 347 Main Road in Aquebogue at its 10 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live here.

• The East Hampton Town Board holds a regular meeting this morning at 11 a.m., at which they’re slated to hold a public hearing on a new law regarding monitoring groundwater impacts from composting, mining and mulch production. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on LTV’s YouTube channel. A call-in number for the public hearings will be displayed on the screen.

• There will be a New York Blood Center blood drive in Tanger II, Suite 1704, Tanger Outlets Drive in Riverhead tomorrow, Dec. 17, from 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. Blood is urgently needed, as many blood drives have seen much lower turnout during the pandemic. Appointments are recommended, and can be made online here.

• Hampton Ballet Theatre’s 12th Annual “Nutcracker opens tomorrow night at the Avram Theater at Stony Brook Southampton College, 70 Tuckahoe Road in Southampton. Showtimes are Dec. 17 at 7 p.m., Dec. 18 at 1 and 7 p.m. and Dec. 19 at 2 p.m. Tickets range from $20 to $45 and can be purchased at hamptonballettheatreschool.com.

• The Beacon’s Holiday Subscription sale is on — now through the end of the year, one-year subscriptions to our print are half price for readers of the Morning Bulletin. Access the store online here — if your subscription is a gift, we’ll send a card to your recipient notifying them of their new subscription.

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

Dec. 16
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:45 a.m., 8:07 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:53 a.m., 7:15 p.m.
Greenport: 8:22 a.m., 8:44 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:14 a.m., 9:47 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:17 a.m., 8:39 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:44 a.m., 10:06 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:51 a.m., 10:13 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 6:54 a.m., 7:15 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:03 a.m., 5:24 p.m.

Dec. 17
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:24 a.m., 8:48 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:32 a.m., 7:56 p.m.
Greenport: 9:01 a.m., 9:25 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:55 a.m., 10:28 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:56 a.m., 9:20 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:23 a.m., 10:47 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:30 a.m., 10:54 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 7:34 a.m., 7:58 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:43 a.m., 6:07 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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