Halloween HQ
Halloween HQ, Southold

Good Morning!

• Today will be sunny, with a high near 56 degrees and a north wind 13 to 15 miles per hour. Tonight will be clear, with a low around 34 degrees. Tomorrow will be Sunny, with a high near 59 but wind chill values below freezing early. There’s a 30 percent chance of showers before 2 p.m. Sunday, and Monday is expected to be mostly sunny, with a high near 58.

• Today is A Day in the Life of the Peconic Estuary, a program that brings together 988 students, 17 schools, 28 teachers and 21 experts from throughout the East End to perform scientific analysis of different water quality measures throughout the Peconic Estuary. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• The Peconic Estuary Program is looking for volunteers tomorrow, Oct. 24 at noon to help winterize the native plant garden at The Big Duck in Flanders. Please bring gloves and wear appropriate clothing for the weather. For more information, email peptalk@peconicestuary.org or call 631.727.7850 ext. 337.

• Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell and Town Comptroller John Cushman will host an informational meeting on the town’s proposed 2016 budget next Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. in the Town Hall meeting room. Comments and questions are welcome at the meeting. Official budget hearings will be held on Nov. 4 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Jay Schneiderman Richard Yastrzemski
Richard Yastrzemski tells Jay Schneiderman that he doesn’t like the new house Mr. Schneiderman is building for his family in Southampton

• Our coverage of the feisty League of Women Voters Southampton Town debates last night is online here. One quick highlight: Supervisor candidate Richard Yastrzemski accused his opponents, Jay Schneiderman, of building a big house. He said the neighbors don’t like the house. Mr. Schneiderman said he’s not inviting Mr Yastrzemski to the ribbon-cutting ceremony but he’s glad his opponent has finally acknowledged that he does now live in the Town of Southampton.

• The East Marion Community Association and the Orient Association are hosting a Meet the Candidates forum with Southold Town Supervisor, Town Board and Town Trustee candidates at Poquatuck Hall in Orient tomorrow, Saturday, Oct. 24 at 10 a.m. More information is online here.

• If you’re stumped for what to do this weekend, head over to our Events Calendar. It has all kinds of neat suggestions, from flinging pumpkins from catapults to learning about ospreys to chilling out at wineries listening to original music. If you’re running an event you’d like to see added, please send the details to editor@eastendbeacon.com.

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 editor@eastendbeacon.com

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