One swan on Hallock's Bay, Sunday.
One swan on Hallock’s Bay, Sunday.

Good Morning!

• After yesterday’s hot sunshine and soaking rain, today brings in a cold front. Today will be sunny, with a high near 54 degrees and a north wind 15 to 17 miles per hour. We’re expecting patchy frost after 2 a.m. overnight, with a low around 30. Tuesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 55 and Wednesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 64.

• All of the East End towns’ preliminary budgets are set, and most are expected to be up for public hearing in the coming weeks, before they are adopted by the state-mandated deadline of Nov. 20. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• The Southampton Town Board voted 3-2 at a special meeting Thursday afternoon to consider a zone change application for a controversial workforce housing and retail complex proposed for North Phillips Avenue in Speonk. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• The Sag Harbor Partnership, which has been busy the past several years putting together a series of self-guided walking tours of Sag Harbor that can be accessed through iPhone and Android apps, announced this week that they’ve released a new walking tour, just in time for Halloween, titled “Permanent Residents of Oakland Cemetery.” More information is online 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 very own copy each week, sign up here.

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

Oct. 31
MTK Hbr: 9:58 a.m., 10:24 p.m.
Orient: 10:59 a.m., 11:25 p.m.
Greenport: 11:27 a.m., 11:53 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 11:22 a.m., 11:48 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 12:34 a.m., 12:49 p.m.
S. JPT: 12:41 a.m., 12:56 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:11 a.m., 8:28 p.m.

Nov. 1 
MTK Hbr: 10:39 a.m., 11:08 p.m.
Orient: 11:40 a.m.
Greenport: 12:08 a.m.
Sag Hbr: 12:03 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 1:15 a.m., 1:30 p.m.
S. JPT: 1:22 a.m., 1:37 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:46 a.m., 9:05 p.m.

Stay safe out there this Halloween evening!

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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