• Today will be sunny, with a high near 59 degrees and a west wind 10 to 17 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 29 miles per hour. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 35. We’re expecting areas of frost before 8 a.m. Wednesday, with partly sunny skies and a high near 57. Thursday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 66.
• The Beacon recently conducted interviews with the four candidates running for two Southold Town Board seats this fall, to gain a better understanding of the issues facing Southold Town and how each candidate plans to address the challenges that lie ahead for the region. Read our reporter Jinsoo Henry Oh’s account of the discussions online here.
• The Shelter Island Town Board will discuss a new survey on deer and ticks, an alternative septic system rebate program and building department fees at their 1 p.m. work session this afternoon. Their full agenda is online here.
• If Halloween hasn’t been front and center on your mind, you can still get into the festivities this evening at Southampton Arts Center’s Spooktacular Haunted House. The Haunted House starts out “a little bit scary” this afternoon from 4 to 5:30 p.m., but becomes “very scary” from 6 to 8 p.m. Tonight’s your last chance to go be scared. All tickets are $5. More details are online here.
• Due to heavy rainfall Sunday night, the state Department of Environmental Conservation has temporarily closed the following East End areas to shellfishing: All of Flanders Bay and its tributaries west of a line extending southwesterly from Miamogue Point to the northernmost point of Red Cedar Point; all Southampton Town underwater lands in the creeks, coves and harbors between Red Cedar Point and North Haven Peninsula (including, Red Creek Pond, Squire Pond, Cold Spring Pond, North Sea Harbor and Noyac Creek); and all of Moriches Bay, Quantuck Bay, Quantuck Canal and Shinnecock Bay and their tributaries; all of Orient Harbor, Hallock Bay and their tributaries north and east of a line extending westerly from the Bug Light to the wooden jetty at the northern side of the mouth of Spring Pond in East Marion. The DEC is expected to reopen areas over the next few days after water testing concludes there is no further danger to public health. An updated recording of closure information is at 631.444.0480.
• Nomi Dayan, the executive director of The Whaling Museum and Education Center of Cold Spring Harbor and author of “Whaling on Long Island,” will explore the rise and fall of whaling on Long Island in a special presentation tomorrow at 11 a.m. at the Southampton Historical Museum. More details are online here.
• The East Hampton Healthcare Foundation and Southampton Hospital will co-sponsor a free community Health Fair at the Most Holy Trinity School at 77 Buell Lane in East Hampton this Friday, Nov. 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. More details are online here.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:35 a.m., 7:49 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:43 a.m., 6:57 p.m.
Greenport: 8:12 a.m., 8:26 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:47 a.m., 9:10 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:07 a.m., 8:21 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:34 a.m., 9:48 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:41 a.m., 9:55 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:31 a.m., 4:49 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:13 a.m., 8:30 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:21 a.m., 7:38 p.m.
Greenport: 8:50 a.m., 9:07 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:34 a.m., 9:59 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:45 a.m., 9:02 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:12 a.m., 10:29 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:19 a.m., 10:36 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:20 a.m., 5:40 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.