Good Morning!

• We’re expecting mostly sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 51 degrees and a north wind 7 to 11 miles per hour. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 38 and a 50 percent chance of rain, mainly after 11 p.m. There’s a 40 percent chance of rain Wednesday, mostly before 9 a.m. and after 2 p.m., with partly sunny skies and a high of 51. Temperatures are expected to dip below freezing overnight Wednesday, with mostly clear skies and a low around 31. We’re expecting patchy frost Thursday morning, with sunny skies and a high near 52.

• East Hampton Town Police are looking for suspects who spray-painted a large number of swastikas and tags reading “Free Palestine” and “Jeden Die” on food trucks and the comfort station at Ditch Plains Beach and two Main Street, Montauk businesses overnight Sunday into Monday. They’re asking anyone who may have information to call police headquarters at 631.537.7575. Residents and Jewish leaders spent Monday cleaning up the graffiti, and hundreds gathered in Montauk later in the day for a peace rally, while Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc promised a full search for the perpetrators.

“We live in a close-knit, caring, and inclusive community, but this morning we were greeted by evil and disgusting symbols of hatred which appeared in Montauk during the overnight hours, on town buildings and private businesses,” said Mr. Van Scoyoc in a statement Monday afternoon. “Civil society requires us to treat each other with respect, tolerance, and dignity, especially now as tensions are increasing due to conflicts in other parts of the world. Our police detectives’ unit is in the process of investigating the multiple crime scenes and conducting a full canvass of the areas involved for evidence to aid in the apprehension of the perpetrator or perpetrators. The investigation is in its early stages. Our community strongly rejects and rebukes these hateful acts.”

• Stony Brook PhD candidate Alyson Lowell will present a lecture titled “Understanding the early life history of Long Island Seagrass, Zostera marina: Clues for optimal restoration success,” tomorrow at 7 p.m. at Chancellor’s Hall on the campus of Stony Brook Southampton. Seagrasses have been demonstrated as extraordinary carbon sinks sequestering more carbon worldwide than tropical rainforests. As our climates change, we must consider how ocean acidification and rising sea surface temperatures will influence worldwide efforts to restore global seagrass meadows. Ms. Lowell will discuss emerging clues and considerations to optimize restoration success. All are welcome.

• East Hampton-based climate change solutions advocate Francesca Rheannon wrote in this week about the New York State Public Service Commission’s recent denial of inflation adjustments for four large offshore wind projects off the coast of Long Island. Read More.

• Early voting continues today — polls are open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 27 locations across Suffolk County. Here’s more info, and here’s our local campaign coverage to date.

• Today’s the last day to subscribe to our print edition in order to receive the November issue via U.S. Mail. You’ll read much of our coverage in print before you find it here, and our print edition supports much of the work we do. Subscribe online here.

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

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.

November 1
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:35 a.m., 12:57 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:05 a.m.
Greenport: 1:12 a.m., 1:34 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:13 a.m., 2:25 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:07 a.m., 1:29 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:34 a.m., 2:56 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:41 a.m., 3:03 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:05 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:14 a.m., 10:53 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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