Inside the Big Duck
Inside the Big Duck

Good Morning!

• Today will be sunny, with a high near 71 degrees and a northwest wind 10 to 15 miles per hour. Tonight will be clear, with a low around 42. Saturday will be sunny, with a high near 75, and Sunday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 74.

• A desolate stretch of Speonk-Riverhead Road just off of Sunrise Highway, where someone recently dumped cases upon cases of expired energy drinks, is just one of many hot spots for illegal dumping throughout the central pine barrens, but the Central Pine Barrens Commission is looking to put a stop to that dumping with a simple message: We’re watching you. Read The Beacon’s full story online here.

• It’s the late 1960s, and rapid advances in air travel have turned the world on its head. What a great time to plan a French farce. Center Stage at Southampton Cultural Center opens its 10th season this evening with Marc Camoletti’s “Boeing Boeing,” the story of swinging bachelor Bernard who’s engaged to three international airline stewardesses, and has plans to lead secret separate lives with each of them at his flat in Paris. Read The Beacon’s preview online here.

• Dr. Bradley Peterson from Stony Brook University will present a lecture titled: “The grass withers and the flowers fade” – The global seagrass die-off and one groups effort to understand and combat it” tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Stony Brook Southampton. More details are online here.

• The Shelter Island Fall 5K, which raises money for breast cancer patients, is tomorrow on Crescent Beach on Shelter Island. Registration is from 9 to 10:30 a.m. or online here. More details are online here.

• There’s plenty to do on the East End this weekend, and in the weeks ahead. Get the details in our events calendar, online here.

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

Oct. 20
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:39 a.m., 11:04 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:47 a.m., 10:12 p.m.
Greenport: 11:16 a.m., 11:41 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:03 a.m., 12:18 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:11 a.m., 11:36 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:20 a.m., 12:38 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:27 a.m., 12:45 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:09 a.m., 8:25 p.m.

Oct. 21
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:22 a.m., 11:49 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:30 a.m., 10:57 p.m.
Greenport: 11:59 a.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:44 a.m., 12:57 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:54 a.m.
New Suffolk: 1:03 a.m., 1:21 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:10 a.m., 1:28 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:48 a.m., 9:06 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

2 thoughts on “This Morning’s Bulletin — 10.20.17

  1. Beth, thank you for doing such a great job on the Day in the Life story.
    I know it was short notice but you certainly captured the flavor and intent of the day.
    We just provide the framework for this program but as you noticed it is the hard work of the teachers and the experts that make these days a success.

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