Wednesday rain on the New Suffolk waterfront.
In the rain.

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting a chance of drizzle or light rain this morning, mainly before 10 a.m., followed by mostly cloudy skies, with a high near 49 degrees and a northeast wind 5 to 10 miles per hour. Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. There’s a 20 percent chance of afternoon showers Thursday, but otherwise it will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 46. Friday will be mostly sunny and windy, with a high near 40.

• Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday that New York intends to sue the United States Environmental Protection Agency, challenging that agency’s decision to designate the eastern Long Island Sound as a permanent disposal site for dredged materials. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• Southampton Town and contracted fishermen have removed more than 170 tons of dead menhaden, known locally as bunker fish, from Shinnecock Bay, in response to a massive fish kill at the lock on the Shinnecock Canal on Nov. 14, but the effort has been hampered in Southampton Village by environmentally sensitive wetlands where many dead fish are still decomposing along Meadow Lane. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• Students from Stony Brook Southampton’s MFA in Writing program will be speaking tonight at Writers Speak Wednesdays at Chancellor’s Hall at the college tonight, beginning with a reception at 6:30 p.m. More details are online here.

Southold Town Hall is getting a new ramp.
Southold Town Hall is getting a new ramp. DPW staff said they’re happy to be doing something concrete to help the town.

• The handicapped access ramp and pedestrian sidewalk at the rear of Southold Town Hall will be not be available from Tuesday, Dec. 6 to Thursday, Dec. 8, while it is being rebuilt for easier access to town hall. The town is asking the public to use the other doors at town hall or call the Department of Public Works at 631.765.1283 if more assistance is needed.

• The Mattituck High School Variety Show has put out an urgent call for an accompanist. Performances are Friday and Saturday, Dec. 9 and 10 at 7 p.m. If you, or someone you know, can play for them, send your information here and the North Fork Community Theatre will put you in touch with them.

• Southold Town is coordinating a volunteer beach grass planting effort at many local beaches throughout town this weekend, Dec. 10 and 11. Find more details on how to get involved in our sister publication, The Peconic Bathtub, online here.

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

Dec. 7
MTK Hbr: 2:30 a.m., 2:41 p.m.
Orient: 3:31 a.m., 3:42 p.m.
Greenport: 3:59 a.m., 4:10 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 3:54 a.m., 4:05 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 5:21 a.m., 5:32 p.m.
S. JPT: 5:28 a.m., 5:39 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:17 a.m., 12:33 p.m.

Dec. 8
MTK Hbr: 3:27 a.m., 3:43 p.m.
Orient: 4:28 a.m., 4:44 p.m.
Greenport: 4:56 a.m., 5:12 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 4:51 a.m., 5:07 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 6:18 a.m., 6:34 p.m.
S. JPT: 6:25 a.m., 6:41 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:13 a.m., 1:33 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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