Good Morning!

• We’re expecting patchy fog before 9 a.m. today, but otherwise it will be mostly sunny, with a high temperature near 76 degrees and a northwest wind 6 to 8 miles per hour. We’re expecting patchy fog after 2 a.m. overnight, with otherwise partly cloudy skies and a low around 59. We’re expecting patchy fog before 8 a.m. again on Friday, with otherwise mostly sunny skies and a high near 74. Saturday will be partly sunny and breezy, with a high near 74 degrees and a 30 percent chance of showers after 2 p.m.

• Critical tipping point issues like the lack of affordable housing and climate change were on the minds of Southampton Town Board candidates and questioners in the League of Women Voters of The Hamptons, North Fork & Shelter Island’s Oct. 4 debate between candidates for two seats on the board. Read More.

• The Southold Town Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing on a special exception use application for a proposed 44-unit hotel, 73-seat restaurant and four detached cottages known as The Enclaves, on the Main Road in Southold, this evening at 5 p.m. Members of the public can speak in person or via Zoom at this link.

• Southold Town reported Wednesday that a disease affecting white tailed dear in Suffolk, Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease, has now been found in Southold. The disease, which causes death in deer, is carried by bites from midges, known also as no-see-ums. The disease does not pose a threat to humans, and the outbreak is expected to end with the first hard frost, according to the town. Town Supervisor Scott Russell urged anyone with questions to call him at 631.765.1889 or town Environmental Analyst Craig Jobes at 631.765.1283. Here’s more info about the disease.

• The Southampton Town Board will hold a meeting in its capacity as the Hampton Bays Water District Commissioners this morning at 10 a.m., followed by a work session at which they’re slated to discuss minor code amendments at 11 a.m. The meetings can be viewed live here.

• The Greenport American Legion Roller Rink at 102 Third Street will hold a New York Blood Center blood drive this afternoon and evening from 1 to 7 p.m. Appointments are recommended and can be made online here.

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 here to 3,572 people.

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

Oct. 14
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.

Oct. 15
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:30 a.m., 6:56 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:38 a.m., 6:04 p.m.
Greenport: 7:07 a.m., 7:33 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 7:52 a.m., 8:18 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:02 a.m., 7:28 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:29 a.m., 8:55 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:36 a.m., 9:02 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 5:26 a.m., 5:49 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:35 a.m., 3:58 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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