Good Morning!

• Today will be sunny, with a high temperature near 73 degrees and a west wind 9 to 14 miles per hour. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 56. Thursday will be sunny, with a high near 73 and Friday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 71.

• Lately our Peconic Dish columnist, Alison Boyd, has been making vegetarian dishes a main part of her diet. With overconsumption of meat being a major driver of climate change, going meatless for at least some of your meals is an important choice we can make for a sustainable future. This month, she shares her recipe for a light chickpea pancake, which can be served with a variety of produce that’s in season now. Read More.

• The North Fork Environmental Council will hold a Zoom forum on “Getting to Zero Waste” this evening at 6:30 p.m. Topics for discussion range from repair centers to food waste-to-compost efforts and other innovative ideas that could be implemented here. To register and receive the Zoom link, email using “Zero Waste” in the subject line.

• The Hamptons Observatory and Guild Hall have teamed up tonight at 7 p.m. for a virtual lecture on “Astronomy in Ancient Egypt” by Egyptologist Dr. Colleen Darnell, who will discuss how astronomy influenced the belief system, art and life in ancient Egypt. Here’s how to register.

• Tonight is the full moon, and the South Fork Natural History Museum and the Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt will hold a full moon walk in Vineyard Field at the museum (377 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike) this evening at 6:30 p.m. Registration is required by emailing Here are more details.

Suffolk County reported 307 new cases of Covid-19 on Monday, Oct. 18, with 3.4 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 173 people hospitalized with the virus in the county, with 29 of them in ICU. The county reported three new fatalities from the virus, bringing the death toll here to 3,596 people.

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

Oct. 19
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:31 a.m., 9:52 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:39 a.m., 9 p.m.
Greenport: 10:08 a.m., 10:29 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:09 a.m., 11:34 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:03 a.m., 10:24 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:30 a.m., 11:51 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:37 a.m., 11:58 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:52 a.m., 9:07 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:01 a.m., 7:16 p.m.

Oct. 20
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:09 a.m., 10:32 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:17 a.m., 9:40 p.m.
Greenport: 10:46 a.m., 11:09 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:48 a.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:41 a.m., 11:04 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:08 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:15 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:30 a.m., 9:46 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:39 a.m., 7:55 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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