Good Morning!

• We’re expecting rain today, mainly before 3 p.m., with patchy fog before noon, a high temperature near 68 degrees and an east wind 7 to 15 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 25 mph. There’s a 20 percent chance of rain before 9 p.m., with skies clearing throughout the night and a low temperature around 46 degrees. Wednesday will be sunny, with a high near 69 and Thursday will be sunny, with a high near 71.

• The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons, Shelter Island and North Fork will be holding candidate debates for the U.S. House of Representatives and the New York State Senate via Zoom on Oct. 19 & 20. Here are more details.

• The New York League of Conservation Voters is also holding a Zoom forum on climate change this evening, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. with candidates for New York’s First and Second Congressional Districts, including East End candidates Congressman Lee Zeldin and Ms. Goroff. Registration is online here.

• Suffolk County reported 62 new cases of Covid-19 in the 24 hours ending Monday, with 1.1 percent of people tested testing positive. As of Monday, there were 38 people hospitalized with the virus in Suffolk, with five of them in ICU. The county reported one new death from the virus over the weekend, and the death toll here is now 2,017 people.

• The Greenport American Legion ice skating rink at 103 Third Street will hold a blood drive this afternoon from 1 to 7 p.m. and the Hampton Jitney terminal at 253 Edwards Avenue in Calverton will hold a blood drive this afternoon from 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. Blood is urgently needed, as many blood drives have been cancelled due to the pandemic. Appointments are preferred — you can make an appointment for either blood drive at the New York Blood Center’s website.

• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss the Family Service League’s programs and services and bids at its 11 a.m. teleconference work session this morning. Here’s the agenda.

• The Southampton Town Board will hold a public hearing on the grant of a conservation easement for open space in North Sea at its 1 p.m. regular meeting this afternoon. Here’s the agenda.

• The Beacon’s Week in Review was delivered piping hot to inboxes throughout the East End in the wee hours of Sunday morning. To get your own copy each week, sign up here.

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

October 13
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:30 a.m., 7:49 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:38 a.m., 6:57 p.m.
Greenport: 8:07 a.m., 8:26 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:54 a.m., 9:15 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:02 a.m., 8:21 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:29 a.m., 9:48 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:36 a.m., 9:55 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 6:32 a.m., 6:45 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:41 a.m., 4:54 p.m.

October 14
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:14 a.m., 8:35 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:22 a.m., 7:43 p.m.
Greenport: 8:51 a.m., 9:12 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:45 a.m., 10:08 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:46 a.m., 9:07 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:13 a.m., 10:34 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:20 a.m., 10:41 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 7:27 a.m., 7:42 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:36 a.m., 5:51 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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