• Today will be sunny, with a high temperature near 72 degrees and a light southwest wind, becoming south 8 to 13 miles per hour in the morning. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 58. Friday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 71 and Saturday will be partly sunny, with a high near 64 degrees and a 30 percent chance of showers after 2 p.m.
• The message from more than 150 marchers who gathered in the streets of Riverhead Oct. 16 rang out throughout downtown, and perhaps, thanks to the internet, as far as the streets of Congress. “Immigrants are Welcome Here,” they chanted loud and clear, but also, a message for the Senate Majority Leader: “Schumer, escucha, estamos en la lucha. — Schumer, listen, we are in the fight!” Read More.
• The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons, Shelter Island and North Fork will hold a Zoom debate for candidates for East Hampton Town Board this evening at 7 p.m., which will be broadcast on East Hampton’s YouTube channel.
• Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced Wednesday that he has tested positive for Covid-19,” and will be following the recommended CDC protocols for fully vaccinated individuals. I am experiencing mild symptoms at this point but otherwise feel in good health and spirits. I hope this serves as a reminder to all residents that while we are making incredible progress in the war against COVID-19, we are not done just yet. To that end, I encourage anyone who is eligible to receive their booster shot to do so. For more information on vaccination, you can go to suffolkcountyny.gov/vaccine.”
• The Southampton Town Board will discuss a freeze on property tax assessments at its 11 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live here.
• The Riverhead Town Board will discuss a new five-story mixed-use building proposed at 205 Osborne Avenue and the storage of cars on the runway at EPCAL at its 10 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live here.
• “Native Gardens” by Karen Zacarías opens this evening at Hampton Theatre Company in Quogue. It’s the company’s first performance since the pandemic. In this play, lawyer and his very pregnant wife, a doctoral candidate, purchase a house next door to two community stalwarts. But a disagreement over a fence line spirals into an all-out war of taste, class, privilege, and entitlement. Read More.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:49 a.m., 11:14 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:57 a.m., 10:22 p.m.
Greenport: 11:26 a.m., 11:51 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:14 a.m., 12:25 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:21 a.m., 11:46 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:31 a.m., 12:48 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:38 a.m., 12:55 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10:06 a.m., 10:25 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:15 a.m., 8:34 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:30 a.m., 11:57 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:38 a.m., 11:05 p.m.
Greenport: 12:07 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:53 a.m., 1:01 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:02 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:13 a.m., 1:29 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:20 a.m., 1:36 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10:40 a.m., 11:04 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:49 a.m., 9:13 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.