Pictured Above: Bicycle Mums, at Lucia in Mattituck

Good Morning!

• Today will be sunny, with a high near 66 degrees and a southwest wind 5 to 9 miles per hour. It will be clear overnight, with a low around 41. Friday will be sunny, with a high near 64, and Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 59.

• Riverhead Town’s struggles bringing life to its downtown, coping with big box stores on Route 58 and trying to sell the Enterprise Park at Calverton are perennial problems addressed every election cycle, and this year Republican challengers to Democratic Town Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith’s administration have also dug in their heels about the growing number of kids in the Riverhead Central School District, which recently proposed a major construction bond, arguing that the school’s burgeoning population, much of it Latino, is due to lack of code enforcement of overcrowded housing. Read our coverage of last night’s debate online here.

• Ken Ludwig’s murderously funny adventure “Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery” will be the first play of the Hampton Theatre Company’s 2019-2020 season, opening this evening and running through Nov. 10. More details are online here.

• Our columnist Michael Daly reflects this month on his happy/safe/sacred place: The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork in Bridgehampton. Read more.

• Southold Town’s 2019 Fall Brush Clean-Up will be effective retroactively from Thursday, Oct. 17 to Saturday, Nov. 30 due to the storms that downed trees throughout town in mid-October.  The normal tip fees for brush disposal at the Cutchogue Compost Facility will be waived for residential vehicles and reduced to $30/ton for commercial vehicles for the above period of time. Any resident who paid for storm-related brush at the transfer station may contact the Dept. of Solid Waste at 631.734.7685 and request a refund.

• The Riverhead Town Board will discuss fall traffic, potential bikeshare locations and the 2020 budget at their 10 a.m. work session this morning.

• The Southampton Town Board will hear an update on town board members’ projects at their 10 a.m. work session this morning.

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

October 24
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:02 a.m., 7:26 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:10 a.m., 6:34 p.m.
Greenport: 7:39 a.m., 8:03 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:29 a.m., 8:53 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:34 a.m., 7:58 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:01 a.m., 9:25 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:08 a.m., 9:32 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 6:09 a.m., 6:25 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:18 a.m., 4:34 p.m.

October 25
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:51 a.m., 8:16 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:59 a.m., 7:24 p.m.
Greenport: 8:28 a.m., 8:53 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:24 a.m., 9:50 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:23 a.m., 8:48 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:50 a.m., 10:15 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:57 a.m., 10:22 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 7:08 a.m., 7:25 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:17 a.m., 5:34 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 editor@eastendbeacon.com

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