• We’re expecting patchy fog before 9 a.m. today with otherwise sunny skies and a high temperature near 67 degrees, with a calm wind becoming north around 6 miles per hour in the afternoon. We’re expecting patchy fog overnight, with clear skies and a low around 46. We’re expecting more patchy fog before 11 a.m. Wednesday, with otherwise sunny skies and a high near 71. Thursday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 70 and showers likely, mainly after 3 p.m.
• As massive lines of luxury cars again snake their way through the East End’s pumpkin patches this fall, we’ve been hearing many people lately puzzle over one big conundrum. How do we characterize the place where we live? Read our October editorial.
• The East Hampton Town Board will hear an update from its aquaculture department and an update on the town’s 2023 budget at its 11 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on LTV’s YouTube channel.
• The Southampton Town Board will hold public hearings on the blinking traffic light program during commuting hours and on zoning code changes regarding the locations of cannabis dispensaries at its 1 p.m. meeting this afternoon. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on Sea-TV.
• Wine by the Vines to benefit the Southold Historical Museum will be held this afternoon at Pellegrini Vineyards in Cutchogue from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., with Pellegrini wines, gourmet sandwiches, and petite sweets. Tickets are $50 and more info is at southoldhistorical.org.
• The daily average number of new Covid cases in Suffolk County for the week ending Oct. 10 was 348, 19 percent less than the prior week, according to data from state and local health departments compiled by the New York Times. The average test positivity rate was 10 percent, 221 people were hospitalized with the virus (a 5 percent increase) and there was on average one death per day, a 27 percent decrease from the prior week.
• This weekend on Behind the Headlines on 88.3 WLIW-FM, Beacon editor Beth Young joined a great panel of local journalists to discuss the closing of Schmitt’s Market in Southampton; loose leaf pickup in Riverhead; the 50th anniversary of the North Fork Audubon; and an effort to distribute diapers to needy parents. Listen in!
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:17 a.m., 11:43 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:25 a.m., 10:51 p.m.
Greenport: 11:54 a.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:40 a.m., 12:54 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:49 a.m.
New Suffolk: 12:56 a.m., 1:16 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:03 a.m., 1:23 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10:36 a.m., 10:57 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:45 a.m., 9:06 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:02 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:10 a.m., 11:38 p.m.
Greenport: 12:20 a.m., 12:39 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:24 a.m., 1:36 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:15 a.m., 12:34 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:42 a.m., 2:01 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:49 a.m., 2:08 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 11:17 a.m., 11:43 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:26 a.m., 9:52 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.