Sunday, sunset on the Peconic Bay
Sunday, sunset on the Peconic Bay

Good Morning!

• There’s a 30 percent chance of rain today, mainly before 7 a.m, gradually clearing, with a high near 61 degrees and a northwest wind 15 to 21 miles per hour. Tonight will be clear and breezy, with a low around 34 but wind chill values between 25 and 30. Tuesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 55 and Wednesday will be sunny, with a high near 51.

• The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons is hosting a New York State Senate candidate debate tomorrow, October 25 at 7 p.m. at Bridgehampton’s Hampton Library. More details are online here.

• The Southold Town Planning Board will discuss the hotly contested shopping center project proposed for Route 25 in Cutchogue and plans for a Department of Environmental Conservation boat ramp at the Old Barge in Southold at their 4 p.m. work session this afternoon. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Mattituck-Laurel Civic Association, which usually meets the last Monday of the month, is meeting tonight instead due to Halloween next Monday. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Mattituck American Legion Hall at the corner of Wickham and Pike streets.

• The Southampton Town Board is hosting its first regular meeting at a satellite location tomorrow at 6 p.m. The meeting, which includes a public hearing on the town’s 2017 budget, will be held at the town’s Hampton Bays Community Center on Ponquogue Avenue. More details are online here.

• We’ve been busy here at Beacon Headquarters this weekend helping to put together a Hidden City Orchestra concert series next weekend titled “Order Masquerading as Chaos,” way out in Orient and on Shelter Island. Find all the details, online here.

• The Riverhead Rotary Club will host its Annual Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, Oct. 30 at Riverhead Polish Hall at 214 Marcy Avenue from 8 a.m. to noon. Breakfast consists of pancakes — chocolate chip, blueberry or plain — sausage, apple wood smoked bacon, eggs, bagels, coffee, tea and juice. There will be balloons, face-painting and tattoos for the kids. Tickets are $14 for adults, $11 for seniors, and $8 for kids. (Kids under 3 are free). This fundraiser helps Riverhead Rotary support scholarships, back-to-school backpack program, and many other community charities. More information is online at
• The Beacon’s Week in Review was delivered piping hot to inboxes throughout the East End in the wee hours of Sunday morning. To get your very own copy each week, sign up here.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:

Oct. 24
MTK Hbr: 4:49 a.m., 5:21 p.m.
Orient: 5:50 a.m., 6:22 p.m.
Greenport: 6:18 a.m., 6:50 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 6:13 a.m., 6:45 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 7:40 a.m., 8:12 p.m.
S. JPT: 7:47 a.m., 8:19 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:49 a.m., 3:07 p.m.

Oct. 25
MTK Hbr: 5:48 a.m., 6:16 p.m.
Orient: 6:49 a.m., 7:17 p.m.
Greenport: 7:17 a.m., 7:45 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 7:12 a.m., 7:40 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 8:39 a.m., 9:07 p.m.
S. JPT: 8:46 a.m., 9:14 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:48 a.m., 4:05 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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