This Morning’s Bulletin — 12.9.21

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting increasing clouds today, with a high temperature near 41 degrees but wind chill values between 25 and 35, with a northwest wind 6 to 13 miles per hour. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 28. Friday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 52. Showers are likely before 10 a.m. Saturday, then a chance of showers after 1 p.m., with cloudy skies and a high near 62.

• On this week’s Behind the Headlines on 88.3 WLIW-FM, we discussed some good muckraking by our colleagues in the East End media, changes in the hotel industry and Covid and the holidays. Listen in!

• The Southampton Town Board will discuss a technical review of the groundwater monitoring plan for the Sebonac Golf Course and the town’s travel reimbursement policy at its 11 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live here.

Suffolk County reported 932 new cases of Covid-19 on Monday, Dec. 6, with 7.5 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 220 people hospitalized with the virus in the county, with 33 of them in CU. The county reported three new fatalities, bringing the death toll here to 3,704 people since March of 2020.

• The South Fork Natural History Museum at 377 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike holds its annual Decorate a Holiday Tree for the Birds this Saturday, Dec. 11 at 10:30 a.m. Make holiday decorations out of seeds, dried fruit and some surprising additions, for the museum’s tree for the birds and to take home. Register by calling 631.537.9735 or visiting

• The Cutchogue Fire Department at 260 New Suffolk Road in Cutchogue holds its annual Stuff the Sleigh 5K Race, Walk and Toy Drive to raise money for the Cutchogue Fire Department Scholarship Fund and other local charities on Sunday morning, Dec. 12. The race steps off at 10 a.m. from the firehouse. Entries are $25 in advance and $30 on the day of. Register online at

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

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.

Dec. 10
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:29 a.m., 2:53 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:37 a.m., 2:01 p.m.
Greenport: 3:06 a.m., 3:30 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:59 a.m., 4:23 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:01 a.m., 3:25 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:28 a.m., 4:52 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:35 a.m., 4:59 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 1:44 a.m., 2:01 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:10 p.m.

And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.

Beth Young

Beth Young has been covering the East End since the 1990s. In her spare time, she runs around the block, 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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