Good Morning!

• We’re expecting partly sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 41 degrees but wind chill values between 15 and 25, with a west wind 11 to 13 miles per hour. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 32. Friday will be sunny, with a high near 47, and Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 52.

• The power from the first completed wind turbine at the South Fork Wind Farm is now flowing to a substation in East Hampton through an undersea transmission cable, wind farm executives announced Wednesday. We’re heading out to take a look at the wind farm today. Stay tuned.

• The Southampton Town Board will be accepting public comment on its Climate Action Plan at a Dec. 12 public hearing at 1 p.m. at town hall. The plan, in the works since 2021, lays out a path for the town to follow to reach its ambitious goals of dramatically reducing the town’s carbon emissions, with the goal of the town being carbon neutral by the year 2040. Here’s more info.

• The Southampton Town Board is also holding a 10:30 a.m. special meeting before its work session this morning to set public hearings for Dec. 21 at 1 p.m. on a proposed purchase of enhanced development rights of 27.3 acres on Halsey Lane in Bridgehampton in a partnership with the Peconic Land Trust, and on changing the town’s process for fingerprinting drivers of cars for hire. Here’s the special meeting agenda. Both the meeting and the work session, at which the board is slated to discuss council members’ projects, can be viewed on Sea-TV’s YouTube channel.

• The East Hampton Town Board will hold a public hearing on the town’s proposed new Senior Center on Accabonac Road at its 2 p.m. meeting this afternoon. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on LTV’s YouTube channel.

• The Big Christmas Show: A Musical Radio Play conceived and written by Joe Landry and Michael Disher opens tomorrow at the Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane in Southampton. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Friday, 2 & 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. In the play, when a star-studded  variety broadcast starring Tallulah Bankhead, Groucho Marx, Ethel Merman and a host of other celebrities forces the WBFR radio staff and performers to rise to the proverbial occasion, an unexpected heartfelt harmony occurs on Christmas Eve in 1950. Tickets are $20 and are available at

• The Cutchogue Fire Department’s annual Stuff the Sleigh 5K run and walk will be held this Sunday at the fire department headquarters at 260 New Suffolk Road in Cutchogue. A Kids Fun Run starts at 9:15 a.m., followed by the 5K at 10 a.m. Bring unwrapped toys to donate. Race entries support the fire department’s scholarship fund. Sign up at

• Actor Anatol Yusef presents “More Shining than the Crown,”  a free afternoon of Christmas stories by Dylan Thomas, Walt Whitman and Charles Dickens performed by a mix of visiting and local artists on Sunday at 2 p.m. at CAST, 53930 Main Road. More details are at

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

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.

December 8
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:16 a.m., 6:37 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:24 a.m.,5:45 p.m.
Greenport: 6:53 a.m., 7:14 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 7:26 a.m., 7:55 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 6:48 a.m., 7:09 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:15 a.m., 8:36 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:22 a.m., 8:43 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 5:07 a.m., 5:14 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:16 a.m., 3:23 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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