Snow fences...
Snow fences…

Good Morning!

• Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 42 and wind chill values between 25 and 35, with a west wind 16 to 18 miles per hour, gusting as high as 30 miles per hour. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 20. Thursday will be sunny, with a high near 38, and Friday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 49.

• East End Congressman Lee Zeldin, who’s long been critical of the Republican tax bill that passed the U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday evening, voted “no” yesterday, calling the plan a “geographic redistribution of wealth” from places like New York to other parts of the country. He is expected to vote no again today when it comes up for a revote. His statement about his opposition to the bill is online here.

• A 17-acre plot of land just west of Greenport Village that has been the subject of much public debate for decades could soon become the site of 50 new affordable rental units if a project proposed by Conifer Real Estate Development is approved. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• Our columnist Dave Davis explores the importance of living in the moment with this month’s installment of Dave’s Desk@Ditch, online here.

• A special benefit holiday concert for the Southold Library’s Renovation Fund with Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could will be held this Thursday, Dec. 21 at the Southold High School Auditorium at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person or $75 for a family four-pack. Tickets are available online here.

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

Dec. 20
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:02 a.m., 11:34 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:10 a.m., 10:42 p.m.
Greenport: 11:39 a.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:16 a.m., 12:25 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:34 a.m.
New Suffolk: 12:48 a.m., 1:01 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:55 a.m., 1:08 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:10 a.m., 8:38 p.m.

Dec. 21
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:44 a.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:52 a.m., 11:27 p.m.
Greenport: 12:11 a.m., 12:21 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:55 a.m., 1:03 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:06 a.m., 12:16 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:33 a.m., 1:43 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:40 a.m., 1:50 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:47 a.m., 9:19 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

One thought on “This Morning’s Bulletin — 12.20.17

  1. Zeldin cannot escape responsibility for what is happening on Long Island. He was elected under false pretenses – never a peep about Republican plans to eliminate the SALT deduction. Republicans gleefully tell us that it’s our fault that our local taxes are so high, and want to rub SALT into our wounds. Unbelievably, Long Island actually voted Trump, quite oblivious to what was in store for them – another collapse in our real estate values.

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