Good Morning!

• It will be mostly sunny today, with a high temperature near 70 degrees and a calm wind becoming northeast around 6 miles per hour in the morning. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 56. Thursday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 73. We’re expecting patchy fog before 8 a.m. Friday, but otherwise mostly sunny skies with a high near 73.

• Greenporters, remember the Mary E, the classic fishing schooner that long lived at the dock down by Preston’s? She’s had quite a year at her new home up at the Maine Maritime Museum. Read more in our sister publication, The Peconic Bathtub.

• Stony Brook’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Science’s fall lecture series is returning live at Stony Brook Southampton’s Duke Lecture Hall and via Zoom tonight at 7 p.m. with a discussion with shark researcher Greg Metzger on “SOFO Shark Research and EducationProgram Update: Highlights and progress the team has made.” Here’s the Zoom link

• Listen live tonight at 7:30 p.m. to WPKN – 89.5 FM for a discussion between Beacon editor Beth Young and broadcaster Hazel Kahan about the future of the East End. You can also stream the session on Ms. Kahan’s North Fork Works website.

Suffolk County reported 354 new cases of Covid-19 on Monday, Oct. 4, with 3.7 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 179 people hospitalized with the virus in the county, with 37 of them in ICU. The county reported four new fatalities from the virus, bringing the death toll here to 3,549 people.

• Suffolk County’s Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services and the Suffolk County Fire Academy will jointly host a Firefighters and EMS Recruitment Event on Saturday, October 9 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Suffolk County Fire Academy at 102 East Avenue in Yaphank. The four-hour event will feature various vehicle demonstrations and on-site resources for potential future firefighters and emergency medical service members to become familiar with, including a drone demonstration during a firefighting and rope rescue class. Candidates who are interested in becoming a first responder but are not able to attend the recruitment event can go to  

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

Oct. 6
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:11 a.m., 10:32 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:19 a.m., 9:40 p.m.
Greenport: 10:48 a.m., 11:09 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:46 a.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:43 a.m., 11:04 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:10 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:17 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:26 a.m., 9:39 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:35 a.m., 7:48 p.m.

Oct. 7
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:54 a.m., 11:18 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:02 a.m., 10:26 p.m.
Greenport: 11:31 a.m., 11:55 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:10 a.m., 12:29 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:26 a.m., 11:50 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:31 a.m., 12:53 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:38 a.m., 1 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10:09 a.m., 10:25 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:18 a.m., 8:34 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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