Good Morning!

• We’re expecting mostly sunny skied today with a high temperature near 65 degrees and a south wind 5 to 10 miles per hour. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 54 and a 20 percent chance of showers after 2 a.m. Friday will be cloudy, with a high near 66 and showers likely, mainly after 2 p.m. We’re looking at another Saturday with precipitation on the East End, with a 60 percent chance of showers, mostly cloudy skies and a high near 64. Sunday will be mostly sunny with a high near 58.

• Two East End theater companies have opening nights for new productions this evening. “Rose and Walsh,”Neil Simon’s romantic comedy following two great literary figures and their enduring love, opens at Hampton Theatre Company in Quogue this evening at 7 p.m. Here’s more info. “A Catered Affair” opens at the North Fork Community Theatre in Mattituck this evening at 8 p.m. It’s a musical based on Gore Vidal’s 1956 film and the 1955 teleplay by Paddy Chayefsky about Bronx residents Jane and Ralph, who decide to marry in a simple City Hall ceremony, while Jane’s mother, bereaved after her son’s death in the Korean War, envisions a lavish affair and strains family relationships and finances to plan the wedding she has always wanted. More details are at nfct.com.

• A Southold Town Candidate Forum sponsored by the North Fork Civics will be held this evening at 7 p.m. at CAST, 53930 Main Road in Southold at 7 p.m. We’ll be streaming live on our YouTube Channel. Here’s more info on upcoming debates throughout the East End.

• 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.

• The Village of Greenport has a vote on its agenda for its 6 p.m. meeting this evening on whether to approve a series of code changes that have been up for public debate over the past several weeks. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live here.

• The Riverhead Town Board’s 10 a.m. work session this morning will be held at the new Town Hall at 4 West Second Street in the building that housed the former Suffolk County National Bank Headquarters. It will be the first town board meeting to be held at the new location. The agenda is slated to be posted online here, and the meeting can be viewed live here.

• The East Hampton Town Board holds public hearings on amending its energy conservation code in new buildings to tie energy requirements to building size, on the town’s draft wireless telecommunication master plan and authorizing the continuation of an ongoing lease of space at the town’s airport in Wainscott to the FAA until 2038 at its 11 a.m. meeting this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on LTV’s YouTube channel.

• The Southampton Town Board discusses LOSAP pension programs for local volunteer ambulance districts and town board members’ projects at their 10:30 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on Sea-TV’s YouTube channel.

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

October 19
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:18 a.m., 1:31 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:26 a.m., 12:39 p.m.
Greenport: 1:55 a.m., 2:08 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:51 a.m., 3 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:50 a.m., 2:03 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:17 a.m., 3:30 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:24 a.m., 3:37 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:09 a.m., 12:30 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:39 a.m., 11:16 p.m.

October 20
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:09 a.m., 2:27 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:17 a.m., 1:35 p.m.
Greenport: 2:46 a.m., 3:04 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:43 a.m., 3:55 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 2:41 a.m., 2:59 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:08 a.m., 4:26 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:15 a.m., 4:33 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 1:07 a.m., 1:30 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:39 a.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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