• Today will be sunny, with a high near 53 degrees and a northwest wind 10 to 13 miles per hour. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 35. Friday will be partly sunny, with a high near 54. We’re expecting rain and wind on Saturday, with a high near 56 degrees and new precipitation amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.
• The Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center will always be a cinema, will always be affordable and will always carry its iconic art deco neon sign, after the Southampton Town Board unanimously approved the purchase of $4 million in easements on the property Oct. 23. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• Suffolk County Executive Bellone announced Wednesday that he has filed a complaint with the New York State Board of Elections to require the Suffolk County Board of Elections to immediately process walk-in absentee ballots as they are received, after a recent policy change by the Republican Commissioners of the Suffolk County Board of Elections, who has directed his employees to stop allowing voters who visit the Board of Elections headquarters in person to cast their absentee ballots upon arrival, a practice that has been in place for years.
• While federal elections are in the spotlight this fall, New York State Senate and Assembly candidates are also up for election this year. Read our round-up of the races here or hear some of the candidates speak at a League of Women Voters of the Hamptons debate this evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Hampton Bay Senior Center.
• Four tenors, two wives, and three girlfriends in a hotel suite in 1930s Paris. What could possibly go wrong? Find out in HTC’s new production of “A Comedy of Tenors,” opening this evening in Quogue. Get the details online here or read our review online later this weekend.
• The Southampton Town Board will discuss a change of zone application on Speonk-Riverhead Road, amendments to the town’s accessory apartment code and an operational agreement between the town and the Suffolk County Water Authority at their 10 a.m. work session this morning. Their full agenda is online here.
• Halloween is around the corner. Are you ready?
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:49 a.m., 11:13 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:57 a.m., 10:21 p.m.
Greenport: 11:26 a.m., 11:50 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:07 a.m., 12:19 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:21 a.m., 11:45 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:32 a.m., 12:48 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:39 a.m., 12:55 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:53 a.m., 10:17 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:02 a.m., 8:26 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:28 a.m., 11:57 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:36 a.m., 11:05 p.m.
Greenport: 12:48 a.m., 12:59 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:48 a.m., 12:59 p.m.
Sag Harbor: Noon
New Suffolk: 1:12 a.m., 1:27 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:19 a.m., 1:34 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10:30 a.m., 11 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:39 a.m., 9:09 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.