Good Morning!

• Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 41 degrees and wind chill values between 10 and 20, with a west wind 8 to 14 miles per hour. There’s a 20 percent chance of snow showers before 2 a.m., with a low around 31. Friday will be sunny, with a high near 39, and Saturday will be sunny, with a high near 35.

• Four East Enders have been charged by the Suffolk County District Attorney this week in connection with the alleged forgery of more than 50 signatures on nominating petitions for local 2018 elections. Amos Goodman, 35, of East Hampton, former Chairman of the East Hampton Town Republican Party, is charged with 10 counts of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the Second Degree and 10 counts of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree, an E felony. He is alleged to have submitted nominating petitions containing at least 43 forgeries for Green Party judicial candidates, an Independence Party candidate for East Hampton Town Council and a Republican Party candidate for East Hampton Town Council. Patricia Mansir, 72, of East Hampton, Vice Chairperson of the East Hampton Town Independence Party and former East Hampton Town Councilwoman, is charged with four counts of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the Second Degree and four counts of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree. Ms. Mansir is alleged to have submitted nominating petitions for an Independence Party candidate for East Hampton Town Council containing eight forged signatures, including one signature of a resident who is deceased. William Mann, 60, of Cutchogue, a Board of Elections employee, is charged with Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the Second Degree, Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree and two counts of Official Misconduct. He is alleged to have submitted nominating petitions for Green Party judicial candidates containing three forged signatures. Gregory Dickerson, 55, of Mattituck, a Board of Elections employee, is charged with two counts of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the Second Degree and two counts of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree. Mr. Dickerson is alleged to have submitted two nominating petition forms for Green Party judicial candidates containing two forged signatures. Each defendant faces a maximum sentence of two and one-third to seven years in prison.

• The Riverhead Town Board will discuss issues facing the North Fork Traffic Task Force, an Opportunity Zone Event Overview and the Public Authorities Accountability Act at their 10 a.m. work session this morning. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Southampton Town Board will hear a proposal for a Bridgehampton Historic District and a change of use request for Speonk Acres at their 10 a.m. work session this morning. Their full agenda is online here.

• The East Hampton Town Board will hold a public hearing on its Montauk hamlet study at their 6:30 p.m. meeting at town hall this evening. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Suffolk County Historical Society hosts a lecture with author Bruce Kagen on “Mile Markers of the North Fork” this evening at 6 p.m. More details are online here. {$5/Members Free]

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

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.

December 7
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:21 a.m., 9:49 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:29 a.m., 8:57 p.m.
Greenport: 9:58 a.m., 10:26 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:59 a.m., 11:30 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:53 a.m., 10:21 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:20 a.m., 11:48 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:27 a.m., 11:55 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:40 a.m., 9:02 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:49 a.m., 7:11 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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