October's fleeting fleet...
October’s fleeting fleet…

Good Morning!

• It will be cloudy through mid morning today, then gradually clearing, with a steady temperature around 63 degrees, with a northeast wind around 17 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 28. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 44. Friday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 65. There’s a 40 percent chance of showers before 1 p.m. Saturday, but otherwise it will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 72.

• One teacher’s salary might not make much of a difference in your average school district’s budget, but for the tiny schools that dot the East End’s smallest communities, little changes could pose existential threats. The 15-student New Suffolk School is facing just such a condition this fall. Read The Beacon’s exclusive coverage online here.

• The Southampton Town Board will discuss New York Rising property acquisitions from Superstorm Sandy and stormwater management on Deerfield Road in Water Mill at their 10 a.m. work session this morning. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Riverhead Town Board will discuss the town’s 225th Anniversary exhibition at the Suffolk County Historical Museum, downtown development and public information about the town’s rental law at their 10 a.m. work session this morning. Their full agenda is online here.

• The North Fork Community Theater is embarking on a bold new theatrical experiment this evening, producing “Young Frankenstein (The Musical)” in black-and-white. See our photo preview online here.

• The Butterfly Effect Project and Riverside Rediscovered are hosting a workshop in Riverside this evening, Oct. 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. on helping people with criminal convictions work to clean up their records to help them find employment. More details are online here.

• Debate season is now upon us. This evening, East Hampton Town candidates face off in CCOM’s annual environmental forum, which will be held this year at Scoville Hall in Amagansett from 5 to 7 p.m. The Southampton Press will also host a debate for Southampton Town candidates this evening at 7 p.m. at the Southampton Arts Center.

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

Oct. 12
Plum Gut Harbor: 3:40 a.m., 4:14 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 2:48 a.m., 3:22 p.m.
Greenport: 4:17 a.m., 4:51 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:14 a.m., 5:37 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:12 a.m., 4:46 p.m.
New Suffolk: 5:39 a.m., 6:13 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5:46 a.m., 6:20 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:03 a.m., 1:23 p.m.

Oct. 13
Plum Gut Harbor: 4:49 a.m., 5:24 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 3:57 a.m., 4:32 p.m.
Greenport: 5:26 a.m., 6:01 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 6:19 a.m., 6:44 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 5:21 a.m., 5:56 p.m.
New Suffolk: 6:48 a.m., 7:23 p.m.
South Jamesport: 6:55 a.m., 7:30 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:05 a.m., 2:25 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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