Thursday's sailing lesson, Old Cove Yacht Club
Thursday’s sailing lesson, Old Cove Yacht Club

Good Morning!

• Today will be sunny, with a high near 76 degrees and a south wind 6 to 14 miles per hour. We’re expecting partly cloudy skies overnight, with a low around 61. We’re expecting patchy fog before 9 a.m. Wednesday, but otherwise it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 81. There’s a 30 percent chance of showers Thursday, but otherwise it will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 70.

• The New York League of Conservation Voters is hosting an environmental forum with candidates for the First Congressional District tonight, Oct. 18 at 6 p.m. at Suffolk County Community College’s Culinary Arts & Hospitality Center on Main Street in Riverhead. More details are online here.

• The Southold Town Board will discuss water conservation, definitions of bluffs, a potential landmark designation for Southold’s Terry House, updates on the Cornell Cooperative Extension Living Shoreline Project, fall leaf clean-up and the 2017 budget at their 9 a.m. meeting this morning. The board will hold public hearings on whether to exceed the state property tax cap in 2017 and on Community Development Block Grant needs at their 7:30 p.m. meeting tonight. Their full agenda is online here.

• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss the new East Hampton satellite Southampton Hospital emergency care facility, Montauk United’s quality of life survey and the 2017 budget at their 10 a.m. work session at town hall this morning. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Riverhead Town Board will hold public hearings on piercing the state tax cap, fire district budgets and a change of zone proposal from “Shopping Center” to Hospital Zoning Use District for parcels surrounding Peconic Bay Medical Center at their 7 p.m. meeting this evening. More information on the public hearings is online here.

• The Shelter Island Town Board will discuss the DJTM Community Housing proposal and two wetland applications at their 1 p.m. work session this afternoon. Their full agenda is online here.

• JDTLab at Guild Hall in East Hampton presents a free staged reading of Janet Sarno and Anita Keal’s play “Dancing on Ice,” a tale of a late-night New York City love affair, tonight at 7:30 p.m. More details are online here.

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

Oct. 18
MTK Hbr: 11:03 a.m., 11:32 p.m.
Orient: 12:04 p.m.
Greenport: 12:07 a.m., 12:32 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 12:02 a.m., 12:27 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 1:29 a.m., 1:54 p.m.
S. JPT: 1:36 a.m., 2:01 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:17 a.m., 9:50 p.m.

Oct. 19
MTK Hbr: 11:59 a.m.
Orient: 12:33 a.m., 1 p.m.
Greenport: 1:01 a.m., 1:28 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 12:56 a.m., 1:23 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 2:23 a.m., 2:50 p.m.
S. JPT: 2:30 a.m., 2:57 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:12 a.m., 10:48 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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