• Today will be sunny and breezy, with a high near 63 degrees. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 36.Thursday will be sunny, with a high near 50 and wind chill values between 25 and 35 early, with a northwest wind 16 to 18 miles per hour. Friday will be sunny, with a high near 57.
• The fate of our warming planet, in light of the United Nations’ dire report last week on the acceleration of climate change, was very much on the minds of environmentalists at this year’s New York League of Conservation Voters congressional candidate forum in Riverhead Monday night. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• The Mattituck American Legion is sponsoring a free screening of the film “Flyboys,” about U.S. fighter pilots who fought for the French military in World War I, this evening at 5:30 p.m. at the Mattituck-Laurel Library. More details are online here. [Free]
• Vietnam War veteran and photographer Jim “Zak” Szakmary will share his photos and stories from the war in a special program tomorrow morning at 11 a.m. at the Southampton Historical Museum. More details are online here. [Free]
• There’s still time to register for the 19th Annual Shelter Island Fall 5K for Breast Health, held each October to provide assistance to our neighbors facing breast cancer. Registration information is online here.
• The Riverhead Community Coalition for Safe and Drug-Free Youth has two upcoming take back events in October for community members to safely dispose of their expired, unwanted and unused medication. The coalition is hosting take back events on Saturday, Oct. 20 in conjunction with Riverhead’s S.T.O.P. Day (Stop Throwing Out Pollutants) at the Riverhead Highway Department from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Saturday, Oct. 27 in the lobby of Peconic Bay Medical Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in conjunction with the DEA’s 16th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Both events will offer the convenience of drive-up disposal and include giveaways for the participants.
• The Concerned Citizens of Montauk have announced they will be hosting a question and answer session on East Hampton Town’s septic rebate program next Monday, Oct. 22 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. More details are online here.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:06 a.m., 5:30 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 4:14 a.m., 4:38 p.m.
Greenport: 5:43 a.m., 6:07 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 6:21 a.m., 6:41 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 5:38 a.m., 6:02 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:05 a.m., 7:29 p.m.
South Jamesport: 7:12 a.m., 7:36 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 3:54 a.m., 4:11 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:03 a.m., 2:20 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:06 a.m., 6:27 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:14 a.m., 5:35 p.m.
Greenport: 6:43 a.m., 7:04 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 7:17 a.m., 7:38 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 6:38 a.m., 6:59 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:05 a.m., 8:26 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:12 a.m., 8:33 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 4:48 a.m., 5:05 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:57 a.m., 3:14 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.