This Morning’s Bulletin — 12.19.16

Saturday morning saw the closest we'll likely have to a White Christmas this year — the temperature is supposed to creep back up to the mid-40s throughout the week.
Saturday morning saw the closest we’ll likely have to a White Christmas this year — the temperature is supposed to creep back up to the mid-40s throughout the week.

Good Morning!

• Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 32 degrees but wind chill values between 10 and 20 with a north wind 8 to 15 miles per hour. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 13. Tuesday will be sunny, with a high near 36. and Wednesday will be sunny, with a high near 46. 

The Sag Harbor Cinema on the cover of a brochure prepared by Saunders Realty when it was put on the market in February.
The Sag Harbor Cinema on the cover of a brochure prepared by Saunders Realty when it was put on the market in February.

• It’s been a terrible weekend for Sag Harbor, which saw the demolition of the Sag Harbor Cinema Friday evening and into Saturday, after a fire ripped through Main Street Friday morning. The iconic Sag Harbor Cinema sign was delicately removed as the façade was demolished by a track excavator from Keith Grimes, Inc. Friday night and has been stored for safekeeping by Twin Forks Moving & Storage. More details on the recovery efforts are online here.

• Long Island’s blood supplies are running low, and East Enders are doing their share to help fill up blood bank supplies in the upcoming weeks, including two blood drives today at Pierson High School in Sag Harbor and at the Sea Star Ballroom in Riverhead. More details are online here.

• Renewable energy advocates will rally tomorrow at LIPA headquarters in Uniondale ahead of a meeting of LIPA directors to put pressure on the agency to approve an offshore wind farm off the coast of Montauk. The rally will begin at 10 a.m. More details have been posted by Renewable Energy Long Island online here.

• The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork is hosting a celebration of the Latin American holiday Las Posadas, a candlelight procession commemorating Joseph and Mary’s quest for lodging in Bethlehem, this Thursday, Dec. 22 at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend. Traditional songs will be followed by a potluck dinner. The church is located at 977 Sag Harbor Turnpike. For more information, call 631.276.5251.

•This holiday season, share your commitment to independent local media with the purchase of the East End Beacon’s 16 oz, two-tone bistro mug, perfect for sipping your morning coffee or tea and catching up on the goings-on on our end of this spit of the island. You can order your mug online here.

• The Beacon’s Week in Review was delivered piping hot to inboxes throughout the East End in the wee hours of Sunday morning. To get your very own copy each week, sign up here.

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

Dec. 19
MTK Hbr: 12:42 a.m., 1:05 p.m.
Orient: 1:43 a.m., 2:06 p.m.
Greenport: 2:11 a.m., 2:34 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 2:06 a.m., 2:29 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 3:33 a.m., 3:56 p.m.
S. JPT: 3:40 a.m., 4:03 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:16 a.m., 11:57 p.m.

Dec. 20
MTK Hbr: 1:40 a.m., 2:04 p.m.
Orient: 2:41 a.m., 3:05 p.m.
Greenport: 3:09 a.m., 3:33 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 3:04 a.m., 3:28 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 4:31 a.m., 4:55 p.m.
S. JPT: 4:38 a.m., 5:02 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:08 p.m.

And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.

Beth Young

Beth Young has been covering the East End since the 1990s. In her spare time, she runs around the block, 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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