This Morning’s Bulletin — 12.2.20

Good Morning!

• It will be mostly cloudy today, with a high temperature near 50 degrees and a west wind 10 to 17 miles per hour. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 29 but a wind chill values between 20 and 25. Thursday will be sunny, with a high near 51 and Friday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 52.

• Southolders have embarked on an ambitious project, part of the work of Drawdown East End, to reduce food waste and partner with Southold Town to produce compost. Here’s our full story.

• Drawdown East End has also partnered with Southampton’s Rogers Memorial Library for a screening and panel discussion of “Kiss the Ground,” a film about a revolutionary group of activists, scientists, farmers, and politicians who band together in a global movement of “Regenerative Agriculture” that could balance our climate, replenish our vast water supplies, and feed the world, this afternoon at 4 p.m. Here’s how to register. Drawdown East End is also partnering with the North Fork Environmental Council on another screening of the film next Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 6:30 p.m. Here’s more info.

Suffolk County reported 609 new cases of Covid-19 in the 24 hours ending Tuesday, with 5.2 percent of people tested testing positive. There are currently 266 people hospitalized with the virus in the county, with 48 of them in ICU. The county reported three new deaths, bringing the death toll from the virus here to 2,056.

• Greenport’s annual Shellabration, which has raised money for Cornell Cooperative Extension’s shellfish restoration programs for the past nine years, is going virtual this year, beginning on Dec. 5 and continuing all throughout the month of December. Here are the details.

• Hamptons Observatory and SoFo present “The Great Conjunction & Other Celestial Events,” a Zoom presentation by NASA Solar System Ambassador William Francis Taylor, tomorrow, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m.  Every twenty years, the giant planets Jupiter and Saturn meet each other in the night sky as they both cycle their way slowly through the zodiac. This year, however, the pair will meet in the closest conjunction in approximately 400 years, merging almost into a single point in the evening sky of the winter solstice. Call SoFo at 631. 537.9735 for registration information for this free event.

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

December 2
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:50 a.m., 11:26 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:58 a.m., 10:34 p.m.
Greenport: 11:27 a.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:11 a.m., 12:13 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:22 a.m., 11:58 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:42 a.m., 12:49 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:49 a.m., 12:56 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:40 a.m., 10:21 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:49 a.m., 8:30 p.m.

December 3
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:30 a.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:38 a.m., 11:19 p.m.
Greenport: 12:03 a.m., 12:07 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:51 a.m., 12:53 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:02 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:25 a.m., 1:29 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:32 a.m., 1:36 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10:16 a.m., 11:05 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:25 a.m., 9:14 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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