Good Morning!

• We’re expecting increasing clouds today, with a high temperature near 51 degrees and a west wind 10 to 14 miles per hour. It will be mostly cloudy this evening, with skies gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 36. We’re expecting increasing clouds today, with a high near 44. Wednesday will be partly sunny, with a high near 41.

• Pierson High School at 200 Jermain Avenue in Sag Harbor hosts a New York Blood Center blood drive from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments can also be made online here.

• Guild Hall in East Hampton hosts “Community in Dialogue: Setha Low,” a salon conversation on crossing boundaries and disciplines in art and academic practices this afternoon at 4 p.m. More details are at

• As the holiday season approaches, why not spark a smile from family and friends with something eco-friendly, showing you care about them, and the planet?  Call it cool, environmentally-conscious or low carbon, Beacon Climate Local Now coorespondent Mary Morgan has a bevy of ideas in this month’s column.

• This weekend on Behind the Headlines on 88.3 WLIW-FM, Beacon editor Beth Young joins a panel discussing the Riverside Revitalization plan; a report advocating for a LIPA public utility plan; the Springs School District raising pay for teacher aids; and a possible roadblock for plans for a new Riverhead Science Center at the Town Square. Tune in here.

• Looking ahead to next weekend, the 20th Annual Heart of the Hamptons Polar Bear Plunge will be held at Coopers Beach in Southampton next Saturday, Dec. 9. Registration begins at 9 a.m., and the plunge is at 10 a.m. The plunge benefits year-round food pantry and assistance programs for more than 2,400 families in the Town of Southampton. Sign up at

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

December 4
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:47 a.m., 3:09 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:55 a.m., 2:17 p.m.
Greenport: 3:24 a.m., 3:46 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:05 a.m., 4:22 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:19 a.m., 3:41 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:46 a.m., 5:08 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:53 a.m., 5:15 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 1:54 a.m., 1:53 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:03 a.m., 12:02 p.m.

December 5
Plum Gut Harbor: 3:46 a.m., 4:07 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 2:54 a.m., 3:15 p.m.
Greenport: 4:23 a.m., 4:44 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:57 a.m., 5:18 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:18 a.m., 4:39 p.m.
New Suffolk: 5:45 a.m., 6:06 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5:52 a.m., 6:13 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 2:42 a.m., 2:40 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:51 a.m., 12:49 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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