• Today will be sunny, with a high near 51 degrees and a northeast wind around 6 miles per hour, becoming southeast in the afternoon. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 37. There’s a 40 percent chance of afternoon showers Tuesday, but otherwise it will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 58. Rain is likely early Wednesday, with gradually clearing skies and a high near 51 degrees.
• It’s been four years since New York Governor Andrew Cuomo sternly rebuked the federal Department of Homeland Security and General Services Administration over their handling of the environmental cleanup of Plum Island, and environmentalists believe the federal government is continuing to stonewall Albany in its release of information about that clean-up to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• Science has always fascinated us here at The Beacon, and while we’re not trained scientists, we have the utmost respect for the many scientists working to help us better understand the world around us. Our editorial this month pays homage to the scientists at work to make the East End, and our nation, a better place to live.
• Long Island author, lecturer, and photographer John P. Cardone will be signing copies of his new book, “The Healing Power of Nature,” tonight at 7 p.m. at the Quogue Wildlife Refuge. More details are online here.
• Community Action Southold Town’s annual toy drive is continuing through December 15. New and unwrapped toys for children of all ages can be dropped off Suffolk County Legislator Al Krupski’s office on Griffing Avenue in Riverhead, at the Mattituck-Laurel, Cutchogue-New Suffolk, Southold and Floyd Memorial libraries, at Bridgehampton National Bank locations in Mattituck, Cutchogue, Southold and Greenport, in Capital One Bank locations in Mattituck and Greenport, in People’s United Bank in Cutchogue, at Mullen Motors in Southold and at the CAST office and Greenport Post Office in Greenport. For more information, call 631.477.1717.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:41 a.m., 10:10 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:49 a.m., 9:18 p.m.
Greenport: 10:18 a.m., 10:47 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:16 a.m., 11:52 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:13 a.m., 10:42 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:40 a.m.
South Jamesport: 11:47 a.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:04 a.m., 7:38 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:35 a.m., 11:05 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:43 a.m., 10:13 p.m.
Greenport: 11:12 a.m., 11:42 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:08 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:07 a.m., 11:37 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:09 a.m., 12:34 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:16 a.m., 12:41 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:56 a.m., 8:33 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.