Good Morning!

• We’re expecting patchy fog before 10 a.m. today, with otherwise sunny skies and a high temperature near 70 degrees, with a calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 9 miles per hour in the afternoon. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 57. We’re expecting cloudy skies on Thursday, with showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 3 p.m. and a south wind 8 to 18 miles per hour. Skies will clear on Friday, with a high near 69 degrees.

• The Peconic Land Trust has issued a Request for Proposals for sale of the 15-acre Deep Hole Creek farmstead in Mattituck acquired by The Trust in June of 2022 through the generosity of more than 115 donors. Southold Town holds a Development Rights Easement on the farmland. The parcel contains approximately 12.2-acres of protected fallow farmland, an approximately 2.05-acres attached residential development area with a small seasonal cottage, and approximately 0.69-acres of unbuildable buffer. The Trust will sell the property to a conservation buyer subject to additional restrictions. Responses to the RFP must be submitted by Friday, Nov. 4 at 5 p.m. Here’s more info.

• Canio’s Books presents Author Isabel Vincent, who will discuss her book “Overture of Hope: Two Sisters’ Daring Plan that Saved Opera’s Jewish Stars from the Third Reich,” at The Church, 48 Madison Street in Sag Harbor this evening at 5 p.m. Here’s more info.

• Have you ever experienced a situation in which your emotions have reached a point where they literally trigger a physical response within your own body; oftentimes manifesting as pain in one form or another? What we may not realize is that our mind is always the culprit that initiates this process, as it attempts to interpret the event at hand. Read more in this week’s Dave’s Desk@Ditch column by Dave Davis.

• A new film about the East Hampton domestic violence shelter The Retreat, “The Power of Community: How One Town Stood Against Domestic Violence,” opens tomorrow evening, Thursday, Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the East Hampton UA cinema, as part of the Hamptons International Film Festival. Tickets are available online here.

• The Jamesport Meeting House will host a screening of the 1930 silent masterpiece “Earth” by Ukrainian director Oleksander Dovzhenko, with live music by ACME, this Friday, Oct. 14 at 7:30 p.m. The film was inspired by Dovzhenko’s life and experience of the process of collectivization by the Soviet Union in his native Ukraine.  Tickets are a $20 donation to the Ukrainian Red Cross and are available at

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

October 12
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.

October 13
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:30 a.m., 12:49 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:57 a.m.
Greenport: 1:07 a.m., 1:26 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:08 a.m., 2:18 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:02 a.m., 1:21 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:29 a.m., 2:48 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:36 a.m., 2:55 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 11:59 a.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:08 a.m., 10:40 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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