Good Morning!

• We’re expecting areas of fog before 9 a.m. today, with otherwise partly sunny skies and a high temperature near 72 degrees, with a calm wind becoming southeast 5 to 7 miles per hour in the afternoon. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 55. Friday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 70 and a 30 percent chance of showers after 9 a.m. We’re expecting showers and possibly a thunderstorm on Saturday, with a high near 68.

• The Peter Matthiessen Center is teaming up with The Church in Sag Harbor on Sunday, Oct. 8 for a presentation on “Adapting Far Tortuga” with the director and actors working to bring to life Matthiessen’s 1975 novel about the last turtle hunters of the Grand Cayman Islands. Read More.

• The Riverhead Town Board is slated to discuss a site plan application for a new 84,250-square-foot warehouse at 901-931 Burman Boulevard in the current subdivision at the core of EPCAL at its 10 a.m. work session this morning, which can be viewed live here and is slated to be held at the old Town Hall building at 200 Howell Avenue.

• The Southampton Town Board will hold a special meeting this morning at 10:30 a.m. to convert Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman’s preliminary 2024 budget to a preliminary budget and set a public hearing on the budget for Oct. 24 at 6 p.m., followed by an 11 a.m. work session at which the board will discuss the draft agenda for its Oct. 10 meeting. The meetings can be viewed live on Sea-TV’s YouTube channel.

• The East Hampton Town Board will hold a public hearing on changes to the Purposes of Zoning chapter of the town’s zoning code, which has been the subject of substantial recent updates, as well as the 2023 agreement for the Amagansett Fire Department’s coverage of the Promised Land Fire District and on a grant of scenic and conservation easement at its 2 p.m. regular meeting this afternoon. Here’s the agenda, here’s more info on the zoning changes, and the meeting can be viewed live on LTV’s YouTube channel.

• The Southold Town Anti-Bias Task Force will award its annual Helen Wright Prince Award to Coach Al Edwards of Greenport High School for his support of the development of “students’ fair play, integrity and teamwork” this evening at 6 p.m. in the Peconic Landing Community Center at 1500 Brecknock Road. All are welcome to come and celebrate.

• The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons’ 30th Annual Stroll to the Sea Dog Walk benefit will be held this Saturday, Oct. 7 (or Sunday, Oct. 8 if rain cancels), meeting at East Hampton’s Mulford Farm at 10 James Lane at 9 a.m. for a stroll to Main Beach and back, bookended with giveaways, auctions, food and contests. Register and get more details, including rain date info, online here.

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

October 5
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:52 a.m., 3:22 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 2 a.m., 2:30 p.m.
Greenport: 3:29 a.m., 3:59 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:26 a.m., 4:43 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:24 a.m., 3:54 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:51 a.m., 5:21 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:58 a.m., 5:28 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 2:06 a.m., 2:23 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:15 a.m., 12:32 p.m.

October 6
Plum Gut Harbor: 3:55 a.m., 4:30 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 3:03 a.m., 3:38 p.m.
Greenport: 4:32 a.m., 5:07 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:25 a.m., 5:45 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:27 a.m., 5:02 p.m.
New Suffolk: 5:54 a.m., 6:29 p.m.
South Jamesport: 6:01 a.m., 6:36 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 3:03 a.m., 3:18 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:12 a.m., 1:27 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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