Good Morning!

• We’re expecting a 30 percent chance of light rain today, mainly after 1 p.m., with mostly cloudy skies and a high temperature near 72 degrees, with a south wind 11 to 14 miles per hour. We’re expecting rain and thunderstorms overnight, with a low around 59. Rain is likely Tuesday, with a northeast wind 14 to 21 miles per hour and a high near 66 degrees. Wednesday will be mostly cloudy and breezy, with a high near 62 degrees and a 40 percent chance of showers before 2 p.m.

• After two deadly years for the Peconic Bay’s bay scallop population, there wasn’t much hope for this year’s scallop season, which opens Nov. 1. The pessimism has been borne out. Read More.

• Early voting is still underway this week, through Oct. 31. Here’s the Suffolk County Board of Elections’ list of polling places and times. Read our ongoing election coverage here.

• The Mattituck-Laurel Civic Association hosts a forum with candidates for Southold Town Trustee, Highway Superindendant and Town Clerk this evening at 6:30 p.m. at the Veterans Park Community Room. It will focus on candidates for trustee, highway superintendent, and clerk. Members of MLCA may register to attend and ask questions of the candidates via email at The Orient Association and the East Marion Community Association have also posted videos of debates they conducted last week for Southold Town office, online here.

Suffolk County reported 280 new cases of Covid-19 on Saturday, Oct. 23, with 2.6 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 156 people hospitalized with the virus in the county, with 28 of them in ICU. The county reported two new fatalities from the virus, bringing the death toll here to 3,613 people.

• 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 own copy each week, sign up here.

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

Oct. 25
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:31 a.m., 1:44 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:39 a.m., 12:52 p.m.
Greenport: 2:08 a.m., 2:21 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:55 a.m., 2:59 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 2:03 a.m., 2:16 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:30 a.m., 3:43 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:37 a.m., 3:50 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:31 a.m., 12:27 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:36 a.m., 11:29 p.m.

Oct. 26
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:22 a.m., 2:35 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:30 a.m., 1:43 p.m.
Greenport: 2:59 a.m., 3:12 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:41 a.m., 3:46 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 2:54 a.m., 3:07 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:21 a.m., 4:34 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:28 a.m., 4:41 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 1:20 a.m., 1:11 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:20 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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