Good Morning!

• We’re expecting a 20 percent chance of showers before 2 p.m. today, with skies gradually clearing, a high temperature near 59 degrees and a west wind 5 to 8 miles per hour. We’re expecting mostly clear skies Tuesday night, with a low around 37 and patchy frost between 5 and 8 a.m. Wednesday. Wednesday will be sunny, with a high near 56, and Thursday is expected to be sunny, with a high near 57.

• The Southold Town Board will hold a public hearing at its 4:30 p.m. meeting this afternoon on a proposal to cap the size of houses that can be built in the town. The board is slated to discuss the proposed Community Housing Fund, the New York State Accessory Dwelling Unit program, beach stickers and the town’s tentative 2023 budget at its 9 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda for both meetings, here’s the Zoom login for the work session, and here’s the Zoom login for the afternoon regular meeting.

• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss wireless communications and a proposed code amendment regarding fines for poaching at its 11 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on LTV’s YouTube channel.

• The Riverhead Town Board has several public hearings on its 6 p.m. meeting agenda, including on piercing the state’s 2 percent tax increase cap for 2023 (the Town Supervisor’s budget includes a 3.3 percent tax increase), on proposed new regulations governing the sale and use of cannabis, and on demolishing a house on East Second Street that was destroyed in a tragic fire that killed five people last November. Here’s more info about the public hearings, here’s the agenda, and here’s the Zoom login info.

• The Southampton Fire Department at 470 Hampton Road in Southampton hosts a New York Blood Center blood drive today from noon to 6 p.m. Appointments are recommended and can be made online here.

• The Hamptons Observatory hosts “Gravitational Wave Astronomy: Current State & Future,” a Zoom presentation by Dr. Rainer Weiss, Nobel Laureate and Emeritus Professor of Physics at MIT, this Thursday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. Here’s more info.

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

October 18
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:16 a.m., 5:43 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 4:24 a.m., 4:51 p.m.
Greenport: 5:53 a.m., 6:20 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 6:27 a.m., 6:45 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 5:48 a.m., 6:15 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:15 a.m., 7:42 p.m.
South Jamesport: 7:22 a.m., 7:49 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 4:03 a.m., 4:07 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:12 a.m., 2:16 p.m.

October 19
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:15 a.m., 6:38 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:23 a.m., 5:46 p.m.
Greenport: 6:52 a.m., 7:15 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 7:23 a.m., 7:42 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 6:47 a.m., 7:10 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:14 a.m., 8:37 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:21 a.m., 8:44 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 4:58 a.m., 5:03 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:07 a.m., 3:12 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 editor@eastendbeacon.com

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