Good Morning!

• There’s a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms today, with areas of dense fog, cloudy skies, no wind and a high temperature near 69 degrees. We’re expecting patchy drizzle and fog overnight, with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 53. Thursday will be sunny, with a high near 66, and Friday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 59.

• A sea of people wearing hard hats and carrying hammers crowded a small lot on Vail Avenue in Riverside on a crisp day in mid-October, ready for an all-too-rare tradition that may soon be a more common occurrence on the East End — the raising of the first wall of a Habitat for Humanity home. This type of homebuilding is just one example of work that local government representatives are hoping to support with funding from a .5 percent real estate transfer tax on the ballot Nov. 8. Read More.

• Due to redistricting longtime South Fork State Assemblyman Fred Thiele faces voters on the North Fork. One South Fork reader writes in this week to North Forkers “who may be unaware of the treasure he has been for the communities he represents.” Read More.

• The Southold-Peconic Civic Association hosts an informational session on the proposed Community Housing Fund on this November’s ballot this evening at 6:30 p.m. at the Southold Town Recreation Center at 970 Peconic Lane. All are welcome.

• Canio’s Books in Sag Harbor hosts readings from the Anthology “Love in the Time of Time’s Up” with editor Christine Sneed and contributing writing Roberta Montgomery this evening at 5:30 p.m. More info is at

• The Southampton Arts Center hosts a Halloween Silent Disco this Friday from 7 to 11 p.m., under the full moon, with several DJs playing a variety of music through headphones. Tickets are $15 and are available at

•  The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork will hold a Meet & Greet with winners of this year’s High Impact Community Outreach (HICO) Award recipients this Sunday, Oct. 30 at noon at the congregation’s home at 977 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike.  This year’s seven nonprofits will discuss their organizations and the projects the HICO grants support. All are welcome to attend.

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

October 26
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:51 a.m., 11:18 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:59 a.m., 10:26 p.m.
Greenport: 11:28 a.m., 11:55 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:12 a.m., 12:25 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:23 a.m., 11:50 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:34 a.m., 12:50 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:41 a.m., 12:57 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10:03 a.m., 10:21 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:12 a.m., 8:30 p.m.

October 27
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:34 a.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:42 a.m., 11:13 p.m.
Greenport: 12:11 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:56 a.m., 1:08 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:06 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:17 a.m., 1:33 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:24 a.m., 1:40 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10:44 a.m., 11:08 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:53 a.m., 9:17 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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