Good Morning!

• We’re expecting partly sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 43 degrees and a west wind 7 to 16 miles per hour. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 27. Wednesday will be sunny, with a high near 44, and Thursday will be sunny, with a high near 42.

• On the heels of the successful passage and implementation this year of a New York City legislation requiring restaurants to not give out single-use plastic cutlery with take-out and delivery orders unless they are requested by customers, the Surfrider Foundation’s Eastern Long Island Chapter is asking East Hampton Village to do the same. Read More.

• The Southold Town Board will discuss North Fork Audubon’s 2023 shorebird monitoring program, a new proposal for affordable housing on Carroll Avenue in Peconic, an update from the town’s Battery Energy Storage System task force and townwide cell coverage at its 9 a.m. work session this morning. The board will hold public hearings on the proposed doubling of sewer system annual rents on Fishers Island (from $450 to $900) and on amendments to the town code regarding flood damage prevention in line with New York State law at its 4:30 p.m. regular meeting this afternoon. Here’s the agenda for both meetings, here’s the Zoom login for the work session, and the login for the afternoon meeting.

• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss the proposed new senior center in Amagansett, a review of the town website and social media presence, the Benson Reserve Project in Mongauk and county requests for changes to parking and intersections at its 11 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on LTV.

• The Riverhead Town Board meets at 2 p.m. today. There are no public hearings scheduled. Here’s the agenda, here’s the Zoom login info, and the meeting can be viewed live here.

• Southampton High School at 141 Narrow Lane in Southampton hosts a New York Blood Center blood drive today from 7:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Appointments are recommended and can be made online here.

• The Southampton History Museum hosts a Holiday Open House this afternoon from 1 to 3 p.m. at its Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane in Southampton, with homebaked cookies, a holiday sing-along and a visit with Mr.& Mrs. Clause. This is a free senior event, hosted in partnership with Southampton Village. More details are at southamptonhistory.org.

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

December 19
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:41 a.m., 3:01 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:49 a.m., 2:09 p.m.
Greenport: 3:18 a.m., 3:38 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:10 a.m., 4:35 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:13 a.m., 3:33 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:40 a.m., 5 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:47 a.m., 5:07 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 1:52 a.m., 2:09 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:01 a.m., 12:18 p.m.

December 20
Plum Gut Harbor: 3:46 a.m., 4:06 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 2:54 a.m., 3:14 p.m.
Greenport: 4:23 a.m., 4:43 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:10 a.m., 5:38 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:18 a.m., 4:38 p.m.
New Suffolk: 5:45 a.m., 6:05 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5:52 a.m., 6:12 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 2:49 a.m., 3:06 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:58 a.m., 1:15 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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