December fog, Flanders Bay
December fog, Flanders Bay

Good Morning!

• Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 36 degrees but wind chill values between 15 and 25, with light and variable wind becoming north 5 to 7 miles per hour. Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 24. Wednesday will be sunny, with a high near 40. There’s a 20 percent chance of showers after 3 p.m., but otherwise it will be mostly cloudy and windy, with a high near 47.

• Renewable energy advocates will rally today 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.

• For nature lovers, Tom Damiani’s Tuesdays with Tom birding walk is taking its annual pilgrimage to Indian Island County Park in Riverhead this morning beginning at 8 a.m., and former science teacher John Holzapfel gives his monthly “Nature’s Journal” lecture at Peconic Landing in Greenport this afternoon at 4 p.m.

• Concerned Citizens of Montauk announced Monday that they have been awarded a $20,000 grant by the Long Island Community Foundation to help fund “Save the Lake – Save the Pond,” a community-wide campaign to improve water quality in Lake Montauk and Fort Pond. More details on the project are online here. To date, 50 property owners have signed on to be volunteer ambassadors for the lake and the pond, educating their neighbors about what they can do to help both water bodies.

• The Southold Town Board will discuss archeological stewardship of Plum Island, water conservation, a request from the town planning board to update winery uses in the code and the definition of demolition at their 9 a.m. work session this morning. There are no public hearings scheduled at their 4:30 p.m. meeting this afternoon. Their full agenda for both meetings is online here.

• The Riverhead Town Board will hold public hearings on a proposed no parking restriction on both sides of Sound Avenue from Manor Lane in Jamesport east 1,500 feet, and on the installation of new stop signs at the intersection of Industrial and Hinda boulevards (off of Mill Road) at their 7 p.m. meeting tonight. Their full agenda is online here.

• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss proposed changes to the film permit code at their 10 a.m. work session this morning. Their full agenda is online here.

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

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.

Dec. 21
MTK Hbr: 2:41 a.m., 3:06 p.m.
Orient: 3:42 a.m., 4:07 p.m.
Greenport: 4:10 a.m., 4:35 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 4:05 a.m., 4:30 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 5:32 a.m., 5:57 p.m.
S. JPT: 5:39 a.m., 6:04 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:49 a.m., 12:59 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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