• 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:
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.
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.