Good Morning!

• We’re expecting increasing clouds throughout the day today, with a high temperature near 43 degrees and a northwest wind 9 to 11 miles per hour. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 31 and a 20 percent chance of rain and snow showers after 1 a.m. Snow will mix with rain after 10 a.m. Wednesday, gradually ending, with partly sunny skies and a high near 40. Thursday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 40 degrees.

• The Riverhead Fire Department at 540 Roanoke Avenue in Riverhead will host a New York Blood Center blood drive this afternoon and evening from 1 to 7 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments can also be made online here.

• The Southold Town Board discusses the town Economic Development Committee’s Winterfest, an end of year status update for the town landfill, Transportation Commission updates and the Suffolk County Industrial Development Agency’s public hearing on a tax abatement request from The Enclaves hotel to be held next Monday, Dec. 11 at 4 p.m. at Southold Town Hall at its 9 a.m. work session this morning. The board will continue a public hearing on Community Development Block Grant funding requests at its 7 p.m. regular meeting this evening. Here’s the agenda for both meetings, here’s the Zoom login for the morning session, and for the evening meeting.

• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss Suffolk County’s Hazard Mitigation Plan update, Energy Roadmap recommendations and an All-Electric home discussion 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.

• The Riverhead Town Board will hold a public hearing at its 2 p.m. meeting this afternoon on amending uses allowed in a Planned Development Zoning District to prohibit certain aviation activities including a commercial passenger airport or a cargo airport, and to require property owners within Planned Development zoning districts to file covenants restricting the use of the property in accordance with these rules. Here’s the text of the proposal, here’s info on other public hearings on the agenda, and here’s the Zoom login info for the meeting.

• The Shelter Island Town Board will discuss the town’s Ferry Flood Mitigation Study, an application for the water quality rebate program, a request to increase fire district fines and the town’s CPF acquisition plan at its 1 p.m. work session this afternoon. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live here. The town’s Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee is also slated to meet this evening at 6:30 p.m. That meeting is also open to the public. Here’s more info.

• PSEG-Long Island will hold a public information session on a proposed underground electric transmission line from Southampton to Deerfield tomorrow, Dec. 6 from 1 to 3 p.m. and again from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Rogers Memorial Library’s Morris Meeting Room, 91 Coopers Farm Road in Southampton. Here’s more info.

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

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.

December 6
Plum Gut Harbor: 4:42 a.m., 5:02 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 3:50 a.m., 4:10 p.m.
Greenport: 5:19 a.m., 5:39 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 549 a.m., 6:12 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 5:14 a.m., 5:34 p.m.
New Suffolk: 6:41 a.m., 7:01 p.m.
South Jamesport: 6:48 a.m., 7:08 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 3:30 a.m., 3:29 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:39 a.m., 1:38 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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