Good Morning!

• It will be mostly sunny today, with a high near 65 degrees and a west wind 3 to 7 miles per hour. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 48. Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 59. We’re expecting rain on Sunday, with a high temperature near 63 and new precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

• Early voting starts tomorrow across the East End and throughout New York State, and continues through Sunday, Nov. 3. Here’s what you need to know to vote early here. Our coverage from this season’s local debates is online here.

• This Saturday is the Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Drug Takeback Day, and numerous community groups and law enforcement agencies on the East End are participating by setting up medication disposal locations throughout the day. Find a place near you online here to help keep potentially dangerous prescription drugs from getting into the wrong hands.

• Community Action Southold Town is addressing the issue of hunger on the North Fork with a special program titled “One Community, Underfed: A North Fork Hunger Forum” on Sunday, Oct. 27 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Southold High School at 420 Oaklawn Avenue in Southold. More details are online here.

• Also on Sunday, the North Fork Civic Associations are presenting “One Big Home,” a Film & Discussion at the Peconic Lane Recreation Center, this coming Sunday, Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. All are welcome. More details are online here.

• There’s plenty to do on the East End this weekend, and in the weeks ahead. Get the details in our Events Calendar.

• Looking ahead to next week, East Hampton’s Coastal Assessment Resiliency Plan (CARP) Committee will hold the first of three workshops on potential coastal resiliency strategies in three different areas of town next Monday, Oct. 28 at 6 p.m. at the Amagansett American Legion Hall, focusing on coastal areas of Springs and Amagansett. All are welcome. More details are online here.

• Also on Monday, The Mattituck-Laurel Civic Association is hosting a forum on “The Importance of Farming to Southold Town” at 6:30 p.m. at the Mattituck American Legion Hall. All are welcome.

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

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.

October 26
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:39 a.m., 9:04 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:47 a.m., 8:12 p.m.
Greenport: 9:16 a.m., 9:41 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:16 a.m., 10:43 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:11 a.m., 9:36 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:38 a.m., 11:03 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:45 a.m., 11:10 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:01 a.m., 8:19 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:10 a.m., 6:28 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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