Autumn in the creeks, Cutchogue
Autumn in the creeks, Cutchogue

Good Morning!

• Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 76 degrees and a northwest wind around 7 miles per hour. Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 55. There’s a 20 percent chance of afternoon showers Wednesday, but otherwise we’re expecting increasing clouds, with a high near 69 degrees and a building east wind. Thursday will be cloudy and breezy, with a high near 65.

• New York voters will decide this November whether or not to hold a state constitutional convention in in 2019, the beginning of a process of amending our state laws that both advocates and detractors believe could dramatically change the way our state is governed. Read more about the ongoing controversy here, or visit a debate tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Riverhead Free Library to learn more.

• The Southold Town Board will discuss construction of new pickleball courts, a proposed rental permit law, weight limits on Peconic Bay Boulevard, a recommendation that Plum Island Lighthouse and Fort Terry on Plum Island be designated town landmarks and dedication of the town’s highway building at their 9 a.m. work session this morning. The board will hear public hearings on a coastal erosion hazard appeal from Fishers Island resident Betty Johnson at 9 a.m. and a public hearing on replacing the propulsion system for the Fishers Island ferry at their 4:30 p.m. regular meeting. The full agenda for both meetings is online here.

• The Southampton Town Board will hold a special meeting in their role as Hampton Bays Water District commissioners this afternoon at 12:45 p.m., at which they’re slated to hire the law firm of Napoli Shkolnik, PLLC to “to pursue environmental damage claims for possible groundwater contamination.” The water district will be followed at 1 p.m. by a regular town board meeting at which the board is slated to hold several public hearings on Community Preservation Fund acquisitions, as well as vote on whether to enter into a stewardship agreement with the Ecological Culture Initiative to create the Good Ground Center for Field Ecology and Regenerative Design at the Caretaker’s House in Squiretown Park in Hampton Bays.

• The East Hampton Town Board is slated to discuss the tentative 2018 town budget and hear town board liaison reports at their 10 a.m. work session this morning at the Montauk Firehouse. Their full agenda is online here.

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

Oct. 10
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:36 a.m., 2:02 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:44 a.m., 1:10 p.m.
Greenport: 2:13 a.m., 2:39 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:13 a.m., 3:31 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 2:08 a.m., 2:34 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:35 a.m., 4:01 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:42 a.m., 4:08 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:19 a.m.

Oct. 11
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:35 a.m., 3:05 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:43 a.m., 2:13 p.m.
Greenport: 3:12 a.m., 3:42 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:11 a.m., 11:01 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:07 a.m., 3:37 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:34 a.m., 5:04 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:41 a.m., 5:11 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:01 a.m., 12:21 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 editor@eastendbeacon.com

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