Good Morning!

• We’re expecting mostly cloudy skies today, with a slight chance of rain and snow showers before 1 p.m., then a chance of rain showers between 1 and 4 p.m., then a slight chance of rain and snow showers after 4 p.m. The high temperature will be near 42 degrees, with a north wind 8 to 13 miles per hour. Skies will clear overnight, with a low around 26. We’re expecting increasing clouds on Thursday, with a high near 41, and mostly sunny skies on Friday, with a high near 498.

• After much public backlash against the Suffolk County Industrial Development Agency’s approval two months ago of $2.7 million in tax breaks for the proposed $44 million luxury hotel The Enclaves proposed on the Main Road in Southold, the Suffolk IDA will hold a local public hearing on the proposal next Monday, Dec. 11 at 4 p.m. at Southold Town Hall. Read More.

• We started 2023 filled with optimism about the East End’s ability to make progress on finding attainable housing for people who have long been vital members of our community. After a year of setbacks, we’re once again looking for hope now. Read this month’s editorial.

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

• The Suffolk’s Blockbuster Movie Series continues this evening at 7 p.m. with a screening of “Elf” at the Riverhead theater. Tickets are $15 and are available at

• The Calpulli Mexican Dance Company presents “Navidad: A Mexican-American Christmas” Friday evening at 6:30 p.m. at CAST, 53930 Main Road in Southold. This hour-long bilingual family event celebrates the journey of a Mexican-American child during the Holidays. Using Aztec-inspired dance, vibrant costumes, ballet and traditional Christmas carols, Navidad explores a magical journey through two rich and vibrant cultures. Admission is free, and more details are at

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

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.

December 7
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:32 a.m., 5:52 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 4:40 a.m., 5 p.m.
Greenport: 6:09 a.m., 6:29 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 6:39 a.m., 7:05 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 6:04 a.m.,6:24 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:31 a.m., 7:51 p.m.
South Jamesport: 7:38 a.m., 7:58 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 4:18 a.m., 4:21 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet:2:27 a.m., 2:30 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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