Good Morning!

• There’s a 40 percent chance of rain today, mainly after 11 a.m., with cloudy skies and a high temperature near 43 degrees, with light and variable winds becoming north 5 to 7 miles per hour. There’s a slight chance of rain and snow overnight, with gradually clearing skies and a low temperature around 28, with wind chill values between 15 and 20. We’re expecting increasing clouds on Thursday, with a high near 42. Friday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 49.

• New York Governor Kathy Hochul has signed new legislation allowing kelp cultivation in underwater lands at Gardiner’s Bay and Peconic Bays. Read More.

• East Hampton Town has added new dates in late December and January to its Covid-19 vaccination clinics at town hall. First, second and booster doses of all three vaccines will be offered. Here’s where to sign up.

• The Long Island Commission for Aquifer Protection (LICAP) will hold a virtual public hearing to solicit public comment on its 2021 State of the Aquifer Report update this evening at 5:30 p.m.. The draft 2021 SOTA is available for review at Here’s the hearing link:

• The North Fork Environmental will hold a Zoom discussion this evening at 6:30 p.m. with participants in a new Long Island Sound water testing program. Read More.

• “Circles of trust” have long intrigued Beacon columnist Dave Davis, who revisits this concept in this month’s edition of Dave’s Desk@Ditch

• How do you picture your inner spiritual life? How might you paint it? Celebrate the season with the Pollock-Krasner House & Study Center in a free Zoom session this afternoon from 3 to 4:15 p.m., working alongside Joyce Raimondo as you paint or draw your own vision of what divinity looks like to you. Here’s where to register.

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

Dec. 8
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:24 a.m., 12:50 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:58 a.m.
Greenport: 1:01 a.m., 1:27 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2 a.m., 2:21 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:56 a.m., 1:22 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:23 a.m., 2:49 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:30 a.m., 2:56 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:06 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:15 a.m., 10:54 p.m.

Dec. 9
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:25 a.m., 1:50 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:33 a.m., 12:58 p.m.
Greenport: 2:02 a.m., 2:27 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:58 a.m., 3:21 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:57 a.m., 2:22 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:24 a.m., 3:49 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:31 a.m., 3:56 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:45 a.m., 1:04 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:13 a.m., 11:53 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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