In Mud Creek.
In Mud Creek.

Good Morning!

• Today will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 45 degrees and a west wind 5 to 14 miles per hour. Overnight, it will be partly cloudy, with a low around 28. There’s a chance of flurries early Friday morning, with skies clearing throughout the day and a high near 39. Wind chill values Friday will be between 20 and 25 degrees, with a northwest wind 11 to 20 miles per hour. Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 35.

• After a new report outlining water quality and quantity concerns was released this summer by the Long Island Commission for Aquifer Protection in the midst of an island-wide drought alert, Southold Town is taking water issues seriously. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• The state DEC announced this week that the site of the former Sag Harbor gas ball, the subject of a decade-long remediation project, no longer poses a public health threat. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• The East Hampton Trails Preservation Society is hosting a hike on Sag Harbor’s Barcelona Neck this morning at 10 a.m. More details are online here. [Free]

• The Southampton Town Board will discuss a new app for the town’s Youth Services resource guide and a proposed film permit legislation at their 10 a.m. work session this morning. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Riverhead Town Board’s Thursday work session has been cancelled this morning.

• This Saturday, Dec. 10 is poet Emily Dickenson’s birthday, and Canio’s Books in Sag Harbor is celebrating with a literary tea at 3:30 p.m. More details are online here.

• The Flanders, Riverside & Northampton Community Association’s annual 5K race is this Sunday, Dec. 11, and they’ve opened the race up to online registration here. Runners pay $20 to register in advance, or $30 on the day of.  The first 100 registrants get a gift bag and T-shirt. The race supports scholarships for kids in the community.

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

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.

Dec. 9
MTK Hbr: 4:22 a.m., 4:41 p.m.
Orient: 5:23 a.m., 5:42 p.m.
Greenport: 5:51 a.m., 6:10 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 5:46 a.m., 6:05 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 7:13 a.m., 7:32 p.m.
S. JPT: 7:20 a.m., 7:39 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:12 a.m., 2:36 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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