Sunrise, Downs Creek
Sunrise, Downs Creek

Good Morning!

• Showers are likely today, mainly after noon, but otherwise it will be cloudy and windy, with a high near 72. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch are possible. We’re expecting showers overnight and into Wednesday, with new rainfall between 1 and 2 inches overnight and then another three quarters to an inch of rain Wednesday, when the high temperature will be near 68 degrees. Thursday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 61.

• The Southold Town Board will discuss affordable apartments in accessory buildings, a code amendment regarding flood prevention and the town’s 2018 budget at their 9 a.m. work session this morning. The board will hold several public hearings at its 7:30 p.m. meeting, including a hearing on the best use of the town’s $50,000 allotment of federal Community Development Block Grant funding, creating a coastal contractor licensing program, on new parking permit proposals and on changes to the town’s water map at 260 Griffing Street in Cutchogue. Their full agenda for both meetings is online here.

• The Southampton Town Board will hold public hearings on potential uses for Community Development Block Grants, on the town’s 2018 budget, on changing the board terms for the town’s Zoning Board of Appeals and Planning Board from two to three years and on a property tax exemption for Cold War veterans at their 6 p.m. meeting at Town Hall this evening. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Shelter Island Town Board will discuss a proposed septic system rebate program at their 1 p.m. work session this afternoon. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Long Island Farm Bureau, Long Island Builder’s Institute and League of Conservation Voters will host a question and answer session with Riverhead Town Board and Town Supervisor candidates this Thursday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m at Martha Clara Vineyards. All are welcome to attend.

• Coffin Races? You betcha… They’re coming to Riverhead for the town’s annual HalloweenFest this coming weekend. More details are online here.

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

Oct. 24
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:23 a.m., 1:41 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:31 a.m., 12:49 p.m.
Greenport: 2 a.m., 2:18 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:49 a.m., 3 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:55 a.m., 2:13 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:22 a.m., 3:40 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:29 a.m., 3:47 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:51 a.m., 11:22 p.m.

Oct. 25
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:14 a.m., 2:32 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:22 a.m., 1:40 p.m.
Greenport: 2:51 a.m., 3:09 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:35 a.m., 3:47 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 2:46 a.m., 3:04 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:13 a.m., 4:31 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:20 a.m., 4:38 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:36 a.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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