Pictured above: A preview of things to come, New Suffolk.

Good Morning!

• We’re expected to be under all kinds of weather advisories today as a nor’easter makes is way across the East End, including a flash flood advisory now until 5 p.m., a wind advisory from 2 p.m. to 6 a.m. Wednesday, and a coastal flood advisory from noon to 8 p.m. today, with one to two feet of inundation possible in vulnerable areas. Winds will be out of the east at 17 to 21 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 33 today, and 2 to 3 inches of rainfall possible. Winds will continue and shift northward overnight, increasing to 23 to 28 miles per hour, gusting as high as 46 mph into the early hours of Wednesday, with a low temperature around 49 degrees. Showers are expected to taper off Wednesday morning, with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 61. Thursday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 60.

• East Hampton Town Board members are weighing the possibility of temporarily closing and then reopening the town’s municipal airport in Wainscott with more restrictions as to what types of aircraft can fly there. Read More.

• The national malaise that reached a peak in 2020 is very much alive in this season’s local elections, in a bevy of campaign tactics taken right from the dirty trickster playbook. Read Our Latest Editorial.

• The Southampton Town Board will hold public hearings at its 6 p.m. meeting this evening on its 2021 budget, the proposed sale of town property on Mill Road in Westhampton, on the creation of Cultural Resource Protection Overlay Districts and on how the public would like to see 2021 Community Development Block Grant funding allocated. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live here.

Suffolk County reported 224 new cases of Covid-19 on Sunday, Oct. 24, with 2.6 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 150 people hospitalized with the virus in the county, with 24 of them in ICU. The county reported three new fatalities from the virus, bringing the death toll here to 3,616 people.

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

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.

Oct. 27
Plum Gut Harbor: 3:18 a.m., 3:33 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 2:26 a.m., 2:41 p.m.
Greenport: 3:55 a.m., 4:10 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:31 a.m., 4:38 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:50 a.m., 4:05 p.m.
New Suffolk: 5:17 a.m., 5:32 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5:24 a.m., 5:39 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 2:11 a.m., 2:01 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:20 a.m, 12:10 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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