Good Morning!

• There’s a 20 percent chance of showers before 9 a.m. and again after 3 p.m. today and this evening, with otherwise partly sunny skies, a high near 61 and a northwest wind around 10 miles per hour. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 42. Tuesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 61, and Wednesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 64.

• The League of Women Voters of The Hamptons, Shelter Island and the North Fork hosts a Zoom debate for the South Fork’s Suffolk County Legislature seat (District 2) this evening at 7 p.m. It’s slated to be aired live on Sea-TV’s YouTube channel. Here’s more info on upcoming debates across the Twin Forks. The Beacon will be streaming the North Fork Civics’ two candidate forums on Oct. 19 and 28 live on our YouTube Channel.

• Businesses in Greenport have had much to say about the parking requirements in the village’s proposed zoning changes. We received a letter this week from a Greenport resident concerned about the village’s parking needs for the future from the perspective of people who live there. Read it here, and letters are always welcome! Please send them to

• The Mattituck Fire District will host a public information session on an expansion project up for an Oct. 24 public referendum this Thursday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. at the firehouse. Here’s more info.

• Beacon Editor Beth Young joined a panel of journalists discussing discussing local reaction to the attacks in Israel; a forum on sex trafficking in Suffolk County; developments in the Riverhead School District and a new bus policy in the East Hampton School District this weekend on Behind the Headlines on 88.3 WLIW-FM. Tune in here.

• 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 16
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:26 a.m., 11:53 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:34 a.m., 11:01 p.m.
Greenport: 12:03 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:45 a.m., 12:54 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:58 a.m.
New Suffolk: 1:13 a.m., 1:25 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:20 a.m., 1:32 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10:29 a.m., 10:43 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:38 a.m., 8:52 p.m.

October 17
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:02 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:10 a.m., 11:42 p.m.
Greenport: 12:30 a.m., 12:39 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:23 a.m., 1:31 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:25 a.m., 12:34 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:52 a.m., 2:01 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:59 a.m., 2:08 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 11:02 a.m., 11:22 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:11 a.m., 9:31 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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