Pictured Above: Saturday night at Riverhead’s Halloween Parade

Good Morning, and Happy Halloween!

• We’re expecting showers today, mainly before 3 p.m., with patchy fog before noon, a high temperature near 70 degrees and a south wind 11 to 17 miles per hour. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch are possible. There is a minor coastal flood advisory in effect for points west of here. We’re expecting showers overnight and possibly a thunderstorm after 2 a.m., with a south wind 21 to 29 miles per hour and a low around 54. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch are possible. There’s a 30 percent chance of showers before 8 a.m. Friday, with partly sunny skies clearing throughout the day, and a west wind 18 to 22 miles per hour, gusting as high as 34, with the temperature falling to around 54 degrees by 11 a.m. Saturday will be sunny, with a high near 55.

• Sometimes the biggest stories, which encapsulate all our desires and fears, are told with the clearest, most piercing and straightforward voices. Members of the Riverhead Faculty & Community Theatre are excited to be presenting a show that takes up that mantle: the Long Island premiere of Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s 2014 bluegrass Broadway musical “Bright Star,” for two weekends, beginning tomorrow at Riverhead High School. Our preview is online here.

• The Riverhead Central School District, which cancelled last night’s scheduled meeting on its proposed capital project to combine Pulaski Street School and the Middle School into one campus, update the athletic fields there and build a new administration building, is working on a scaled down proposal due to public concern about the cost of the project, and is expecting to unveil that project in a public meeting next Tuesday, Nov. 5 in Room 133 of Riverhead High School.

• The Retreat, an East Hampton-based advocacy group which provides safety, shelter and support for victims of domestic abuse, on the East End of Long Island and throughout Suffolk County, has been awarded $450,000 in federal funding to expand their transitional housing assistance facilities for victims of domestic violence. The Violence Against Women Act, signed into law in April of this year, authorizes this funding, according to East End Congressman Lee Zeldin, who voted for the bill.

• Southold Town has announced it will host a question and answer session on Suffolk County and New York State grants available to install new, nitrogen-reducing septic systems on Thursday, Nov. 14 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the town Community Center at 1170 Peconic Lane. Members of the public are welcome to stop by any time during the session to ask questions of Southold Town and Suffolk County Department of Health Services workers.

• Looking ahead to this weekend, Group for the East End is hosting the first of two parts of a cleanup of the Bay to Sound Trail in Greenport on Sunday from 1 to 3:30 p.m. More details are online here.

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

October 31
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:25 a.m., 12:47 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:55 a.m.
Greenport: 1:02 a.m., 1:24 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:03 a.m., 2:19 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:57 a.m., 1:19 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:24 a.m., 2:46 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:31 a.m., 2:53 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:03 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:12 a.m., 10:42 p.m.

November 1 
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:19 a.m., 1:41 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:27 a.m., 12:49 p.m.
Greenport: 1:56 a.m., 2:18 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:54 a.m., 3:11 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:51 a.m., 2:13 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:18 a.m., 3:40 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:25 a.m., 3:47 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:33 a.m., 12:56 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:05 a.m., 11:39 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 editor@eastendbeacon.com

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