• We’re expecting a 20 percent chance of showers after 3 p.m. today, but otherwise it will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 70 degrees and a calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 7 miles per hour in the afternoon. Tonight will be mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 42. Friday and Saturday will be sunny, with highs near 61 degrees.
• Election Day is less than four weeks away, and the next couple weeks are jam-packed with debates for East End candidates, beginning with the League of Women Voters of the Hamptons’ debate between Congressional candidates Lee Zeldin and Anna Throne-Holst this evening, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. at Westhampton Beach High School. More details on upcoming debates are online here.
• The Long Island Commission for Aquifer Protection will present the Commission’s new State of the Aquifer report for public input at public hearings in the upcoming week in both Nassau and Suffolk Counties, beginning with a hearing tonight at the William H. Rogers Legislature Building, 725 Veterans Highway in Smithtown at 6 p.m. A hearing will be held in Riverside Oct. 20. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• The Riverhead Town Board will discuss a building department audit and resolutions for their Oct. 18 meeting at their 10 a.m. work session this morning. Their full agenda is online here.
• The Southampton Town Board will discuss this Saturday’s Good Ground Park grand opening and updates on council members’ projects at their 10 a.m. work session this morning. Their full agenda is online here.
• The Bridgehampton Fire Department invites the community to the firehouse at 64 School Street, Bridgehampton, this Saturday, Oct. 15, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., to mark National Fire Prevention Week. More details are online here.
• Community Action Southold Town, which provides food and assistance with housing, work and educational tools for Southold Town residents, is inviting the community to an open house at their new location at 316 Front Street in Greenport this Sunday, Oct. 16 from 2 to 4 p.m., with a ceremony at 2:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Their new location is diagonally across Front Street from their old location.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
MTK Hbr: 7:09 a.m., 7:28 p.m.
Orient: 8:10 a.m., 8:29 p.m.
Greenport: 8:38 a.m., 8:57 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 8:33 a.m., 8:52 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 10 a.m., 10:19 p.m.
S. JPT: 10:07 a.m., 10:26 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:11 a.m., 5:34 p.m.
MTK Hbr: 7:51 a.m., 8:12 p.m.
Orient: 8:52 a.m., 9:13 p.m.
Greenport: 9:20 a.m., 9:41 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 9:15 a.m., 9:36 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 10:42 a.m., 11:03 p.m.
S. JPT: 10:49 a.m., 11:10 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:03 a.m., 6:25 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.