Good Morning!

• We’re expecting increasing clouds throughout the day today, with a high near 37 degrees but wind chill values between 15 and 25, with a northeast wind around 7 miles per hour. Skies will clear overnight, with a low around 19. Thursday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 37, and Friday will be sunny, with a high near 39.

• Pierson High School and Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming are teaming up for a NARCAN opioid antidote administration workshop and a drug take back event on Tuesday, Dec. 18 at 6 p.m. at Bridgehampton’s Hampton Library. For more details on this free event, call Ms. Fleming’s office at 631.852.8400.

• What’s a grandpa to do when trying to read Christmas stories to the little ones in a digital age? Our columnist Tim Kelly embarks on a quest to find out.

• Greenport’s David Berson remembers his friend, Jim Melrose, who recently passed away, in our recent installment of The Poem. The Beacon is accepting poetry submissions at

• Poet Lloyd Schwartz will be the guest speaker at this evening’s Writers Speak Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at Stony Brook Southampton. More details are online here.

• The Hampton Bays Historical Society and Southampton Town are collaborating on an afternoon of cheer this Saturday, Dec. 8. Beginning at the Lyzon Hat Shop on Main Street at 3 p.m. the Dickens Carolers will serenade visitors before strolling to Good Ground Park for more caroling by the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, with a tree and menorah lighting to follow at 4:20 p.m. There will be picture-taking with the Grinch and hot chocolate and cookies for all. The organizations are also asking attendees to bring non-perishable food for local food pantries.

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

December 5
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:56 a.m., 8:20 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:04 a.m., 7:28 p.m.
Greenport: 8:33 a.m., 8:57 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:32 a.m., 10:02 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:28 a.m., 8:52 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:55 a.m., 10:19 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:02 a.m., 10:26 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 7:15 a.m., 7:33 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:24 a.m., 5:42 p.m.

December 6
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:39 a.m., 9:04 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:47 a.m., 8:12 p.m.
Greenport: 9:16 a.m., 9:41 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:16 a.m., 10:47 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:11 a.m., 9:36 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:38 a.m., 11:03 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:45 a.m., 11:10 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 7:59 a.m., 8:18 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:08 a.m., 6:27 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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