Good Morning!

• We’re expecting patchy frost before 9 a.m. today, with sunny skies, a high temperature near 59 degrees and a southwest wind 7 to 16 miles per hour. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 44. Friday will be sunny, with a high near 63, and Saturday will be sunny, with a high near 67.

• The Southold Town Board voted unanimously Tuesday evening to limit the size of houses that can be built within its boundaries, in response to rampant residential development in recent years. Read our full coverage.

• The Southampton Town Board will hold a special meeting to hold a public hearing to temporarily allow left hand turns at the intersection of Shrubland Road and County Road 39 this morning at 10 a.m., followed by a 10:30 a.m. work session at which they’re slated to discuss the Fire Island to Montauk Point Army Corps of Engineers project. Both meetings can be viewed live on Sea-TV’s YouTube channel.

• The Riverhead Town Board will hold a 9:30 a.m. closed executive session to discuss contract negotiations with its civil service employees, followed by a work session at which the board is slated to discuss the Town Square project downtown. Here’s the agenda, and the public portion of the meeting can be viewed live here.

• The East Hampton Town Board holds numerous public hearings on CPF acquisitions 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 Southampton History Museum hosts a Zoom presentation on “Shinnecock History & Art” with tribal member and artist Jeremy Dennis this morning at 11 a.m. Register at

• The Suffolk County Historical Society’s Book & Bottle lecture series presents “Haunted Long Island Mysteries” with author and historian Kerrianne Flannagan Brosky & paranormal investigator Joe Giaquinto this evening at 6 p.m. General admission is $8 and members are free. Register at

• The Hamptons Observatory presents “Gravitational Wave Astronomy: Current State & Future,” a Zoom presentation by Dr. Rainer Weiss, Nobel Laureate and Emeritus Professor of Physics, MIT, this evening at 7 p.m. Find the link at

• The North Fork Community Theatre’s production of “Cry-Baby the Musical,” based on John Waters’ cult film, opens tonight and continues through Nov. 6. In this rock musical, set in 1950s Baltimore, conservative squares face off against leather-clad delinquents. Tickets are $30 and are available at

• CAST and Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital have organized a free health fair to be held this afternoon and evening from 2 to 8 p.m. at Southold Town’s Peconic Lane Recreation Center at 970 Peconic Lane in Peconic. Here’s more info.

• The Caregiver Center at Peconic Bay Medical Center will hold an educational workshop in person and via Zoom on Friday, Oct. 21 at 11 a.m., in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association, on “Effective Communication Strategies.” Contact Noelle Roth at 631.548.6259 or email her at to register.

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

October 20
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:05 a.m., 7:24 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:13 a.m., 6:32 p.m.
Greenport: 7:42 a.m., 8:01 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:15 a.m., 8:34 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:37 a.m., 7:56 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:04 a.m., 9:23 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:11 a.m., 9:30 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 5:52 a.m., 5:58 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:01 a.m., 4:07 p.m.

October 21
Plum Gut Harbor:7:47 a.m., 8:05 p.m. 
Montauk Harbor: 6:55 a.m., 7:13 p.m.
Greenport: 8:24 a.m., 8:42 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:03 a.m., 9:21 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:19 a.m., 8:37 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:46 a.m., 10:04 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:53 a.m., 10:11 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 6:43 a.m., 6:49 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:52 a.m., 4:58 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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