Good Morning!

• We’re expecting sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 51 degrees and a northwest wind 11 to 16 miles per hour. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 30. Friday will be sunny, with a high near 46, and Saturday will be partly sunny, with a high near 44.

• The Southold Town Planning Board plans to rescind its letter of support to the town’s Zoning Board of Appeals for a special exception permit for a new, 11-acre lithium ion battery energy storage facility in Cutchogue, the board’s chairman, Don Wilcenski, told a crowd gathered for a public hearing on the project Monday night, after receiving “hundreds of letters… a plethora of nothing but people opposing.” Read More.

• Suffolk County has completed its final redesign plan for its transit bus system, which includes several changes on the East End slated to take effect in the fall of 2023, announced Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone on Tuesday. Read More.

• The Southampton Town Board holds a special meeting this morning at 10 a.m. to appoint Town Police Captain James Kiernan to Police Chief, after the death this fall of Police Chief Steven Skrynecki. The special meeting will be promptly followed at 10:05 a.m. by a work session at which the board is slated to discuss applications for zoning changes and water quality in East Quogue. Here’s the work session agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on Sea-TV’s YouTube channel.

• The Southold Town Recreation Department hosts “Cookies and Crafts with Santa” this Friday afternoon, Dec. 9 from 4 to 6 p.m. for ages 5 to 10 years old. Registration for this free event is required online here.

• The Parrish Art Museum hosts Pechakucha Night Hamptons Vol. 38 on Friday at 6 p.m., where attendees can hear from creative leaders who make the East End their home. More info is at

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

December 8
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:31 a.m., 9:58 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:39 a.m., 9:06 p.m.
Greenport: 10:08 a.m., 10:35 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:05 a.m., 11:39 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:03 a.m., 10:30 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:30 a.m., 11:57 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:37 a.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:43 a.m., 9;12 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:52 a.m., 7:21 p.m.

December 9
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:14 a.m., 10:44 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:22 a.m., 9:52 p.m.
Greenport: 10:51 a.m., 11:21 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:45 a.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:46 a.m., 11:16 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:13 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:04 a.m., 12:20 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:20 a.m., 9:54 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:29 a.m., 8:03 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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