Good Morning!

• Today will be sunny, with a high near 34 degrees and wind chill values between 15 and 20, with a northwest wind 21 to 25 miles per hour, gusting as high as 36. It will be clear overnight, with a low around 17. Wednesday will be sunny, with a high near 42, and Thursday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 48.

• The Southold Town Board will discuss its comprehensive plan timeline and a lawsuit against the EPA over dredge spoil dumping in the Long Island Sound at their 9 a.m. work session this morning. They are slated to vote on a proposed rental law at their 4:30 p.m. regular meeting this afternoon, although that vote has been postponed several times. Their full agenda is online here.

• The East Hampton Town Board will hear a report from the town tax receiver, hear about the former CDCH property, and hear presentations on burying ground preservations and Tesla charging stations at their 10 a.m. work session at town hall this morning. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra will perform a special free concert at Peconic Landing this afternoon, Dec. 18 at 3 p.m. More details are online here.

• Pierson High School and Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming are teaming up for a NARCAN opioid antidote administration workshop and a drug take back event this evening, Dec. 18 at 6 p.m. at Bridgehampton’s Hampton Library. For more details on this free event, call Ms. Fleming’s office at 631.852.8400.

• The Riverhead Town Board will hold a public hearing on a code change regarding the penalty for obstructing a code enforcement officer at their 6 p.m. meeting this evening.

• The Southampton Town Board, in its capacity as Commissioners of the Hampton Bays Water District, will be hosting a Community Informational Forum in the Auditorium of the Hampton Bays High School, 88 East Argonne Road in Hampton Bays this evening, December 18 at 7:30 p.m. to allow interested community members to hear and discuss the pros and cons of the Suffolk County Water Authority assuming the management of the Hampton Bays Water District.

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

December 18
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:10 a.m., 6:27 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:18 a.m., 5:35 p.m.
Greenport: 6:47 a.m., 7:04 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 7:17 a.m., 7:48 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 6:42 a.m., 6:59 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:09 a.m., 8:26 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:16 a.m., 8:33 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 4:49 a.m., 5:11 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:58 a.m., 3:20 p.m.

December 19
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:51 a.m., 7:10 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:59 a.m., 6:18 p.m.
Greenport: 7:28 a.m., 7:47 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:05 a.m., 8:38 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:23 a.m., 7:42 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:50 a.m., 9:09 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:57 a.m., 9:16 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 5:41 a.m., 6:07 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:50 a.m., 4:16 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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