Moving the disc harrow, Cutchogue.
Moving the disc harrow, Cutchogue.

Good Morning!

• Today will be sunny, with a high near 63 degrees and a north wind 16 to 21 miles per hour. There’s a possibility of patchy frost after midnight tonight, with clear skies and a low around 34. Tuesday will be sunny, with a high near 63 and Wednesday will be partly sunny, with a high near 66.

• Election Day is just four weeks away, and the next couple weeks are jam-packed with debates for East End candidates, beginning with the League of Women Voters of the Hamptons’ debate between Congressional candidates Lee Zeldin and Anna Throne-Holst this Thursday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. at Westhampton Beach High School. More details on upcoming debates are online here.

• Most local kids have this Tuesday and Wednesday off from school for Yom Kippur, in addition to their time off for Columbus Day weekend, so keep an eye out on the roads for young cyclists and wandering children playing in traffic for the next few days. And stay safe on the roads out there! The washout of a weekend is bound to make the next couple days more intense than your average Columbus Day weekend.

• The North Fork Community Theatre’s new production of “First Date,” opening this coming Thursday, Oct. 13, is a story we’ve all been through in the search for true love. But for the show’s director, Chris Fretto, and his fiancée, choreographer Katie Smith, this show means a whole lot more. Read our preview online here.

• Southampton Town will celebrate the grand opening of a major expansion to Good Ground Park in Hampton Bays on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. More details are online here.

• The Beacon’s Week in Review was delivered piping hot to inboxes throughout the East End in the wee hours of Sunday morning. To get your own copy each week, sign up here.

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

Oct. 10
MTK Hbr: 4:51 a.m., 5:08 p.m.
Orient: 5:52 a.m., 6:09 p.m.
Greenport: 6:20 a.m., 6:37 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 6:15 a.m., 6:32 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 7:42 a.m., 7:59 p.m.
S. JPT: 7:49 a.m., 8:06 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:18 a.m., 2:38 p.m.

Oct. 11
MTK Hbr: 5:42 a.m., 5:58 p.m.
Orient: 6:43 a.m., 6:59 p.m.
Greenport: 7:11 a.m., 7:27 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 7:06 a.m., 7:22 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 8:33 a.m., 8:49 p.m.
S. JPT: 8:40 a.m., 8:56 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:17 a.m., 3:39 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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