Memory Tree, New Suffolk
Memory Tree, New Suffolk

Good Morning!

• Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 74 degrees and a south wind 5 to 11 miles per hour. There’s a 20 percent chance of overnight showers and thunderstorms, with otherwise mostly cloudy skies and a low around 59. Friday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 68, and Saturday will be sunny, with a high near 67.

• Public perception of the idea of human trafficking is often distant from the reality of the world of the trafficked, which is as near as our neighborhoods here on the East End. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• The Southampton Town Board will hold a special meeting at 11 a.m. this morning to schedule a public hearing on the town’s tentative 2019 budget for Oct. 23 at 6 p.m. Prior to that meeting they will meet as the Hampton Bays Water District Commissioners at 10 a.m. The full agenda for both meetings is online here.

• The Riverhead Town Board will not hold a public session at their 10 a.m. work session this morning, and will instead go into a private executive session to discuss personnel, contractual and litigation issues. Their agenda for that meeting is online here.

• Organización Latino-Americana of the East End is gathering a groundswell of community members to speak out at the East Hampton Town Board’s 6:30 p.m. meeting this evening in support of local legislation to protect law-abiding immigrants from deportation, similar to its gathering last week in Southampton. The agenda for tonight’s meeting is online here.

• The Southold Town Anti-Bias Task Force will honor Mattituck School Board member Brian Mealy with the Helen Wright Prince Award for extraordinary leadership in championing civil and human rights by promoting diversity, unity and fairness in Southold Town. in a public celebration at Peconic Landing this evening from 6 to 7 p.m. All are welcome to attend. More details are online here.

• Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Back to the Bays project is holding an open call for local artists to create “Buoys for the Bays” in support of CCE’s Marine Program for an exhibit and auction to be held Oct. 20 at Borghese Vineyard in Cutchogue. More details are online here.

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

October 4
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:05 a.m., 6:36 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:13 a.m., 5:44 p.m.
Greenport: 6:42 a.m., 7:13 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 7:33 a.m., 7:56 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 6:37 a.m., 7:08 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:04 a.m., 8:35 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:11 a.m., 8:42 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 5:08 a.m., 5:28 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:17 a.m., 3:37 p.m.

October 5
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:03 a.m., 7:32 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:11 a.m., 6:40 p.m.
Greenport: 7:40 a.m., 8:09 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:34 a.m., 8:58 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:35 a.m., 8:04 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:02 a.m., 9:31 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:09 a.m., 9:38 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 6:13 a.m., 6:33 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:22 a.m., 4:42 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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