Sunset in the vineyards, Jamesport
Sunset in the vineyards, Jamesport

Good Morning!

• After the coldest night so far this fall last night, we’re expecting areas of frost early this morning, with sunny skies and temperatures warming to around 59 degrees. The wind will be out of the north at 5 to 10 miles per hour. It will be clear overnight, with a low around 37. The sun returns Wednesday, along with warmer temperatures, with a high near 68 degrees. Thursday will be sunny, with a high near 69.

• Flautist Jay Loomis has a great new use for invasive Japanese knotweed: with a little help for a 3D printer, he turns the hollow, bamboo-like plants into flutes. Read Beacon correspondent Glenn Jochum’s interview with Jay online here.

• The public hearing on the law to enact The Hills at East Quogue Planned Development District scheduled for a special Southampton Town Board meeting this Thursday at 6 p.m. at the East Quogue School will not be held, due to the fact that neighbors of the property were not properly notified of the hearing, according to Southampton Town. The meeting will still be held because it has already been scheduled, but the public hearing is not slated to be opened.

• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss Three Mile Harbor jetty repairs and dredging, the restoration of the town-owned George Lewis Fowler House, believed to be the only surviving house belonging to a Montaukett Indian, the restoration of Pussy’s Pond Park in Springs and the town’s tentative 2018 budget at their 10 a.m. work session this morning at town hall. More details are online here.

• The Riverhead Town Board will hear public comments at their 7 p.m. meeting this evening on an appeal on the proposed demolition of the Howell House at 420 East Main Street from J. Petrocelli Development Associates, which is building a new boutique hotel at the site, and will also hold a public hearing on potential uses for $200,000 in federal Community Development Block Grant Funds allocated to the town for 2018. Their full agenda is online here.

• The JDTLab at Guild Hall in East Hampton will host a staged reading of playwright Marianna Levine’s “One Night in Manoa,” the story of two sisters attempting to fill their mother’s dying wish, this evening at 7:30 p.m. More details are online here. [Free]

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

Oct. 17
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:32 a.m., 8:57 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:40 a.m., 8:05 p.m.
Greenport: 9:09 a.m., 9:34 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:09 a.m., 10:34 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:04 a.m., 9:29 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:31 a.m., 10:56 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:38 a.m., 11:03 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:01 a.m., 6:17 p.m.

Oct. 18
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:15 a.m., 9:39 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:23 a.m., 8:47 p.m.
Greenport: 9:52 a.m., 10:16 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:55 a.m., 11:19 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:47 a.m., 10:11 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:14 a.m., 11:38 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:21 a.m., 11:45 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:47 a.m., 7:02 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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