• We’re expecting partly sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 73 degrees, patchy fog before 10 a.m. and a calm wind becoming southwest around 5 miles per hour in the afternoon. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 59. Thursday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 76 and Friday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 74.
• Long Islanders have long taken our drinking water, like our septic systems, for granted, in part because we’ve been lucky, and in part because they are both buried under our feet. While much of the western United States is facing the well-publicized exposure of the faults of its dependence on the Colorado River, our dependance on our aquifer is something we don’t pay enough attention to. Read this month’s editorial, Water We Going To Do?
• Local immigrant rights advocates and allies will march and rally this Saturday, Oct. 16 at noon in Riverhead to demand that Congress recognize the contributions of immigrants by ensuring a path to citizenship. The March begins at North Fork Spanish Apostolate at 546 St. Johns Place, and continues up Roanoke Ave, then onto Main Street, followed by a rally at Peconic Riverfront Park. Supporting organizations include Centro Corazón de María, Neighbors in Support of Immigrants, New York Civil Liberties Union, New York Immigration Coalition, North Fork Spanish Apostolate, OLA of Eastern Long Island, Rural and Migrant Ministry and SEPA Mujer.
• The American Cancer Society is holding a Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in downtown Riverhead’s Grangabel Park on Saturday morning, Oct. 30, with registration beginning at 9 a.m. and the walk beginning at 10 a.m. Here’s more info.
• The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s public comment period on the Navy-Grumman cleanup plan for a groundwater plume of toxic chemicals from their former property in Calverton is open through Oct. 22. Here are more details.
• Suffolk County reported 415 new cases of Covid-19 on Monday, Oct. 11, with 4.4 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 172 people hospitalized with the virus in the county, with 35 of them in ICU. The county reported two new fatalities from the virus, bringing the death toll her to 3,572 people.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 4:10 a.m., 4:44 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 3:18 a.m., 3:52 p.m.
Greenport: 4:47 a.m., 5:21 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:41 a.m., 6:06 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:42 a.m., 5:16 p.m.
New Suffolk: 6:09 a.m., 6:43 p.m.
South Jamesport: 6:16 a.m., 6:50 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 3:17 a.m., 3:43 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:26 a.m., 1:52 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:24 a.m., 5:55 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 4:32 a.m., 5:03 p.m.
Greenport: 6:01 a.m., 6:32 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 6:48 a.m., 7:14 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 5:56 a.m., 6:27 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:23 a.m., 7:54 p.m.
South Jamesport: 7:30 a.m., 8:01 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 4:21 a.m., 4:46 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:30 a.m., 2:55 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.