Good Morning!

• It will be mostly sunny today, with a high temperature near 78 degrees and a calm wind becoming south 5 to 7 miles per hour in the afternoon. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 62. Saturday will be partly sunny, with a high near 76 degrees and a 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 4 p.m. Sunday will be sunny, with a high near 66.

• 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 East Marion Community Association and Orient Association are planning Zoom candidate forums, with Southold town board, town clerk and highway superintendent on Saturday, Oct. 16 from 10 a.m. to noon at this link, and with trustee candidates on Monday, Oct. 18 at 6 p.m. at this link.

• Guild Hall in East Hampton hosts a Community Artist-in-Residence Showcase titled East End Native this Saturday at 7 p.m., a one-woman show and panel discussion withy Andrina Wekontash Smith, Shinnecock Storyteller, who explores the intersection of race and class on the East End. More information is online at

Group for the East End hosts an Introduction To Birdwatching at Orient Beach State Park on Sunday, Oct. 17 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. It’s a leisurely stroll around beautiful Orient Beach State Park, looking for birds of the beach, marsh, and woodlands. Bring binoculars. Registration for this free event is required by contacting Steve Biasetti at 631.765.6450 ext. 205 or

• Like many of his fellow educators here on the East End, and probably everywhere else for that matter, a return to traditional or “in-person” classroom teaching this past month was something to behold for Beacon columnist Dave Davis, after nearly 18 consecutive months of virtual instruction. Read More.

• Beacon editor Beth Young discuss the latest news on the East End with a great team of local journalists on this week’s Behind the Headlines on WLIW-FM, Saturday morning, Oct. 15 at 10 a.m. at 88.3 FM and available via podcast here.

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

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.

Oct. 16
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:25 a.m., 7:47 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:33 a.m., 6:55 p.m.
Greenport: 8:02 a.m., 8:24 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:51 a.m., 9:15 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:57 a.m., 8:19 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:24 a.m., 9:46 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:31 a.m., 9:53 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 6:28 a.m., 6:48 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:37 a.m., 4:57 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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