Good Morning!

• We’re expecting sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 39 degrees but wind chill values between 15 and 25, with a northwest wind 13 to 16 miles per hour. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 26. Wednesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 40 and wind chill values between 20 and 30, with a north wind around 6 miles per hour. Thursday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 52 and a 40 percent chance of rain after 2 p.m.

• The real trick to living a low-emissions lifestyle isn’t any fancy feature. It’s a simple mindset shift: treat your emissions like cash, and live within your budget. Find out more in this month’s installment of Climate Local Now, by Brianne Briggmann.

• 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 East Hampton Town Board will discuss capital projects at the town-owned airport in Wainscott, a program and design workshop for the new town senior center, a Living Shoreline project grant award, beaches and cybersecurity enhancements at its 11 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on LTV’s YouTube channel.

• Residents of Calverton are taking to the streets outside Riverhead Town Hall this afternoon at 1:15 p.m. in advance of the town board’s 2 p.m. meeting to call for a moratorium on development in Calverton, where numerous fulfillment warehouses are being proposed. The board had been slated to introduce a moratorium at the 2 p.m. meeting but has since rescinded it. The board meeting also includes public hearings on new code provisions regarding battery energy storage systems, anaerobic digesters and a Planned Industrial Park zoning district. Here’s more info on the public hearings, here’s the agenda, here’s how to participate via Zoom, and here’s where you can watch the meeting online.

• Southold Town has put out a survey on community housing needs in the community, as part of preparation of its Community Housing Plan for the new Community Housing Fund, and is asking the public to weigh in online here.

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

December 20
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:50 a.m., 7:14 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:58 a.m., 6:22 p.m.
Greenport: 7:27 a.m., 7:51 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:10 a.m., 8:45 p.m.
Sag Harbor: &:22 a.m., 7:46 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:49 a.m., 9:13 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:56 a.m., 9:20 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 5:51 a.m., 6:11 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4 a.m., 4:20 p.m.

December 21
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:33 a.m., 7:59 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:41 a.m., 7:07 p.m.
Greenport: 8:10 a.m., 8:36 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9 a.m., 9:37 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:05 a.m., 8:31 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:32 a.m., 9:58 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:39 a.m., 10:05 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 6:43 a.m., 7:07 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:52 a.m., 5:16 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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