Good Morning!

We’re expecting cloudy skies today, with a high temperature near 62 degrees and a northeast wind around 15 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 25, with a 70 percent chance of showers and new precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. There’s a 30 percent chance of overnight showers, mainly before 11 p.m., with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 52. Thursday will be sunny, with a high near 71 and a light and variable wind, and Friday will be sunny, with a high near 73.

• If you haven’t gotten involved with the Audubon Society, you might think this non-profit is all about the birds. But the North Fork Audubon Society, which is celebrating its golden anniversary this year, has long taken its mission deeper, exploring all the ways that natural and unnatural habitats affect birds, bees and pollinators, and, in turn, the entirety of the ecosystem that surrounds us. Read our full story.

• The Sag Harbor Partnership is helping raise money for a new fireboat for the Sag Harbor Fire Department, which serves more than 1,000 vessels up to 225 feet in length each year carrying thousands of  gallons of fuel, as well as mega-yachts of more than 300 feet. Read More.

• Luis Medina, PhD Student at SoMAS, Stony Brook University, will present his lecture “Do microplastic contaminants distort our understanding of the oceans carbon cycle?” this evening at 7 p.m. in-person in Duke Lecture Hall inside Chancellor’s Hall on the Stony Brook Southampton campus & on Zoom! Here’s the Zoom login.

• The Southold Town Anti-Bias Task Force will award its annual Helen Wright Prince Award to Ms. Pauline Smith, manager of Southold Town Head Start, at Head Start at 1850 Main Bayview Road in Southold tomorrow, Oct. 6, from from 5 to 6 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

• CAST in Southold hosts a Brass & Blues concert with New Moon Acoustic Blues, Brass Queens and Tula Vera this Sunday, Oct 9 from 3 to 7 on the great lawn at CAST’s new location at 53930 Main Road in Southold, as part of the agency’s new arts and culture initiative. Admission is free but donations are appreciated. Here’s more info.

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

October 5
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:34 a.m., 7:03 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:42 a.m., 6:11 p.m.
Greenport: 7:11 a.m., 7:40 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:01 a.m., 8:26 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:06 a.m., 7:35 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:33 a.m., 9:02 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:40 a.m., 9:09 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 5:35 a.m., 6:02 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:44 a.m., 4:11 p.m.

October 6
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:30 a.m., 7:55 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:38 a.m., 7:03 p.m.
Greenport: 8:07 a.m., 8:32 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:01 a.m., 9:26 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:02 a.m., 8:27 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:29 a.m., 9:54 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:36 a.m., 10:01 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 6:40 a.m., 7:03 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:49 a.m., 5:12 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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