Good Morning!

• There’s a 30 percent chance of rain today, mainly after 3 p.m., with increasing clouds throughout the day and a high near 46, with a southwest wind 9 to 15 miles per hour. There’s a 20 percent chance of rain before 9 p.m. this evening, with skies gradually clearing and a low around 26. Saturday will be sunny, with a high near 37, and Sunday will be sunny, with a high near 45.

• Stony Brook Southampton College hosts a Peconic Bay Scallop symposium this evening at 7:30 p.m., part of the School of Atmospheric and Marine Sciences’ lecture series, in light of the dramatic scallop die-off this past summer. More details are online here. The symposium will be preceded by the annual campus Windmill Lighting at 6:30 p.m.

• Holiday light-ups continue throughout the weekend, with parades in East Hampton, Sag Harbor and Greenport on Saturday, along with the Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council’s annual light-up on the Village Green. We’ve got all the details online here.

• Greenport is the place to be this weekend. In addition to the village’s monthly First Fridays Gallery walk Friday evening, VSOP Projects hosts a big gallery show and benefit for the North Fork Environmental Council and WPPB, with a performance at the preview by the Hidden City Orchestra. And on Saturday and Sunday, the village Shellabrates local shellfish.

• Details on goings-on throughout the East End this weekend, and in the weeks ahead, are in our Events Calendar.

• Looking for a hearty meal to get you through your busy holiday weekend? The Peconic Dish has a treat in store this week: Pasta al Forno with Fall Greens, Sausage & Chick Peas.

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

December 6
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:32 a.m., 5:49 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 4:40 a.m., 4:57 p.m.
Greenport: 6:09 a.m., 6:26 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 6:41 a.m., 7:07 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 6:04 a.m., 6:21 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:31 a.m., 7:48 p.m.
South Jamesport: 7:38 a.m., 7:55 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 4:17 a.m., 4:30 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:26 a.m., 2:39 p.m.

December 7
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:19 a.m., 6:35 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:27 a.m., 5:43 p.m.
Greenport: 6:56 a.m., 7:12 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 7:29 a.m., 7:57 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 6:51 a.m., 7:07 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:18 a.m., 8:34 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:25 a.m., 8:41 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 5:07 a.m., 5:23 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:16 a.m., 3:32 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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