Good Morning!

• We’re expecting mostly sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 68 degrees and a light southwest wind becoming west 5 to 9 miles per hour in the afternoon. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 49. Friday will be sunny, with a high near 63 and Saturday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 58 and showers likely after 2 p.m.

• The nonprofit environmental organizations Save the Sound, Group for the East End, and Peconic Baykeeper have given notice to the Suffolk County Legislature that they believe its “failure to take meaningful action to address nitrogen pollution resulting primarily from outdated and inadequate septic systems violates the Green Amendment of New York’s Constitution.” Read More.

• The Riverhead Town Board is slated to meet in private executive session at its 10 a.m. work session this morning to discuss litigation between the town and the management of the Vail-Leavitt Music Hall, whose members Riverhead Local reported has turned in the keys and resigned from their rolls, and regarding litigation between the Riverhead Water District and 3M and Dupont, and personnel matters. Here’s the agenda. The executive session will not be televised.

• The Southampton Town Board meets in its capacity as the commissioners of the Hampton Bays Water District at its 10:30 a.m. work session this morning, followed by a discussion of ‘Historical Concepts’ for the Hampton Bays Business District and town council members’ projects. Here’s the agenda, and the work session can be viewed live on Sea-TV’s YouTube channel.

• The Southampton Historical Museum’s Rogers Mansion holds a lecture on “Colonizing Sweetness: The History of Sugar in America” this evening at 6 p.m., highlighting Long Island’s close connections to the expansions of plantations and slavery in the Caribbean, with profound human and ecological consequences. More details are at

• Author and historian Kerriann Flanagan Brosky brings brand new stories intertwined with ghost tales and local history, from her newly released book, Haunted Long Island Mysteries to the Hampton Bays Library this evening at 7 p.m. She’ll discuss her research and the investigations conducted with medium/paranormal investigator Joe Giaquinto. Books will be available for purchase and signing following the presentation. Here’s more info.

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

October 12
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:04 a.m., 9:24 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:12 a.m., 8:32 p.m.
Greenport: 9:41 a.m., 10:01 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:32 a.m., 10:52 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:36 a.m., 9:56 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:03 a.m., 11:23 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:10 a.m., 11:30 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:16 a.m., 8:24 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:25 a.m., 6:33 p.m.

October 13
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:40 a.m., 10 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:48 a.m., 9:08 p.m.
Greenport: 10:17 a.m., 10:37 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:09 a.m., 11:30 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:12 a.m., 10:32 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:39 a.m., 11:59 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:46 a.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:52 a.m., 9 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:01 a.m., 7:09 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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