Good Morning!

• There’s a 40 percent chance of rain today, mainly between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., with cloudy skies and a high temperature near 62. Degrees. Skies will clear overnight, with a low around 39. Tuesday will be sunny, with a high near 51, and Wednesday will be partly sunny, with a high near 50 and a 30 percent chance of light rain before 8 a.m.

• A tourist hotspot, Southold’s environment and small family farms are a major player in its economy, and many of the questions at two debates sponsored by the North Fork Civics at CAST in Southold and Poquatuck Hall in Orient in October centered on how to best protect the town’s rural environment and its fragile coastline. Read More.

• Southampton voters will get a chance to hear from candidates for town office this evening at 6 p.m. at the Hampton Bays Middle School, 70 Ponquogue Ave. in Hampton Bays at a debate sponsored by the Hampton Bays Civic Association. All are welcome to attend. Here’s more information about the candidates from a recent League of Women Voters forum.

• In lieu of its monthly meeting, which would have been tonight, the Mattituck-Laurel Civic Association will hold a ‘pop-up’ meeting this Wednesday, Nov. 1 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. to hear from candidates for the Mattituck Park District board at the park district’s headquarters at Veterans Beach on Peconic Bay Boulevard. The park district election will be Nov. 16.

• Early voting continues today from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 27 locations throughout Suffolk County. Here are more details.

• This week on Behind the Headlines on 88.3 WLIW-FM, Beacon editor Beth Young joined a panel discussing Riverhead’s denial of the CAT logistics hub plan at EPCAL, Suffolk County bus service in East Hampton, Greenport waterfront code changes and the North Fork Arts Center. Tune in here.

• 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:

October 30
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:16 a.m., 11:44 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:24 a.m., 10:42 p.m.
Greenport: 11:53 a.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:38 a.m., 12:51 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:48 a.m.
New Suffolk: 12:54 a.m., 1:15 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:01 a.m., 1:22 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10:32 a.m., 11 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:41 a.m., 9:09 p.m.

October 31
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:05 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:13 a.m., 11:43 p.m.
Greenport: 12:21 a.m., 12:42 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:25 a.m., 1:37 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:16 a.m., 12:37 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:43 a.m., 2:04 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:50 a.m., 2:11 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 11:17 a.m., 11:51 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:26 a.m., 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

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