Good Morning!

• It will be mostly sunny today, with a high temperature near 70 degrees and a west wind 9 to 13 miles per hour. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 51. Saturday will be partly sunny, with a high near 62 and Sunday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 63.

• Early voting in New York State begins this weekend, and continues through Sunday, Oct. 31. There are four early voting polling places on the East End, at Windmill Village in East Hampton, Stony Brook Southampton College, the Riverhead Town Senior Center in Aquebogue and the Southold Town Human Resources building in Mattituck. All Suffolk County voters can vote in any one of the early voting locations in the county. Here are more details on voting hours and locations, and here’s our coverage to date of this season’s local elections. Continue to check back at that link for updated coverage.

Suffolk County reported 378 new cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday, Oct. 20, with 2.4 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 177 people hospitalized with the virus, with 30 of them in ICU. The county reported four new fatalities from the virus, bringing the death toll here to 3,605 people. As of Thursday, Oct. 21, 72.8 percent of all Suffolk residents had received at least one dose of a Covid vaccine, with 65.7 percent of the total population having completed their vaccine series. When counting just people ages 12 and up, 76.8 percent of residents have completed their vaccine series.

• Beacon Editor Beth Young joins local journalists for the Express News Group’s Behind the Headlines this Saturday, Oct. 23 at 10 a.m. on WLIW-FM, 88.3 FM, or via podcast here.

• In collaboration with Hamptons Doc Fest, the Southampton Arts Center will screen “Imber’s Left Hand,” a document of artist Jon Imber’s courageous and sometimes darkly humorous response to a death sentence – a diagnosis of ALS, this Sunday at 4 p.m., along with a panel discussion with special guests Ron Hoffman, the founder of Compassionate Care ALS, in conversation with Andrew Botsford. Here are more details.

• Guild Hall and the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center present a staged reading of “Desire Caught by the Tail,” a short play written by Pablo Picasso shortly after the Nazi occupation of Paris in 1941, this Sunday, Oct. 24 at 4 p.m. More details are online here.

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

Oct. 22
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.

Oct. 23
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:12 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:20 a.m., 11:51 p.m.
Greenport: 12:34 a.m., 12:49 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:33 a.m., 1:38 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:29 a.m., 12:44 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:56 a.m., 2:11 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:03 a.m., 2:18 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 11:15 a.m., 11:46 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:24 a.m., 9:55 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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