Good Morning!

• We’re expecting patchy fog before 9 a.m. today, but otherwise, mostly sunny skies, with a high temperature near 74 degrees and a calm wind becoming west 5 to 7 miles per hour in the morning. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 56. Saturday will be sunny, with a high near 74, and there’s a 50 percent chance of showers on Sunday, with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 64..

• Early voting in New York State starts tomorrow and continues through Sunday, Nov. 5. Here’s what you need to know about polling locations and hours, and stay tuned to our campaign coverage here — we are continuing our debate coverage throughout the weekend.

• The North Fork Civics hold the second of two candidate forums for Southold Town office at Poquatuck Hall on Village Lane in Orient on Saturday, Oct. 28 at 10 a.m. Come down to hear from the candidates in person, or follow on our YouTube livestream, and stay tuned for our full coverage of the Southold races early next week.

• The Republican challengers in this year’s town elections in the Democratic stronghold of East Hampton are making a case for a change in the direction the town is headed, while Democratic candidates, two of whom already serve on the Town Board, are pledging to continue on their current course. Read More.

• The 11th Annual San Gennaro Feast of the Hamptons in Hampton Bays is on for this weekend, after being rescheduled twice earlier this fall due to inclement weather. Here’s more info.

• Downtown Riverhead’s annual Halloween Fest is also on for tomorrow, after being rescheduled from last weekend due to rain. Here’s more info.

• Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt holds a Full Hunter’s Moon Hike at the South Fork Natural History Museum, 377 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Email to register, or just show up for this free monthly happening.

• Two Screenings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show will be held Saturday at 8 p.m. and Midnight at The Suffolk, 118 East Main Street in Riverhead. The Suffolk does it up right, with prop bags, specialty cocktails, a themed menu, a costume contest, and the Zen Productions shadow cast. Tickets are $35, or $45 with the prop bag, and are available at

• The annual Ragamuffin Parade through downtown Sag Harbor, a Halloween costume parade for children, adults and pets, will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. Line up on Nassau Street next to the laundromat and parade down Main Street to the Custom House for games, activities and dance music. This free event is sponsored by

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

October 27
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:57 a.m., 9:20 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:05 a.m., 8:28 p.m.
Greenport: 8:34 a.m., 9:57 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:33 a.m., 11:02 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:29 a.m., 9:52 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:56 a.m., 11:19 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:03 a.m., 11:26 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:18 a.m., 8:38 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:27 a.m., 6:47 p.m.

October 28
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:42 a.m., 10:06 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:50 a.m., 9:14 p.m.
Greenport: 10:19 a.m., 10:43 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:20 a.m., 11:51 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:14 a.m., 10:38 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:41 a.m.
South Jamesport: 11:48 a.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:04 a.m., 9:25 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:13 a.m., 7:34 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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