Good Morning!

• We’re expecting cloudy skies today, with a high near 70 degrees and a 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 8 a.m., with patchy fog before 9 a.m. and a southeast wind 7 to 10 miles per hour. There’s a 50 percent chance of overnight showers, with a low around 61. We’re expecting showers Saturday, along with thunderstorms after 2 p.m., some of which could produce heavy rain. The high will be near 68 degrees, with a southeast wind around 9 miles per hour. We’re expecting breezy conditions Sunday, with increasing clouds and a high near 63. Monday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 62.

• Two hastily planned public hearings on moratoriums on industrial development in Calverton and Battery Energy Storage Systems had members of the public scratching their heads at the Riverhead Town Board’s Oct. 3 meeting, and a promise to hold the hearing open until the board’s next meeting Oct. 17 did little to quell their concerns. Read More.

• New York is in the midst of a Blood Emergency, and the Sag Harbor Fire Department at 1357 Brick Kiln Road in Sag Harbor is looking to meet the need with a New York Blood Center blood drive this afternoon and evening from 2 to 8 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome, and appointments can also be made online here.

This fall’s weekend festivals and outdoor activities can’t catch a break. A bevy of tomorrow’s events have been rescheduled or cancelled due to rain:

• The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons’ 30th Annual Stroll to the Sea Dog Walk benefit, originally scheduled on Saturday, will be held on its rain date, Sunday, Oct. 8. Meet 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 online here.

• The Greenport Skate Park’s Sound & Skate Festival has been cancelled due to the weather. No rain date is scheduled.

• The North Fork Community Theatre’s fall Graveyard Tours have both been rescheduled due to rain. The first tour, of Cutchogue’s Old Burying Ground, will take place on Sunday, Oct. 8 from 2 to 5 p.m., and the second will be held at the Mattituck Presbyterian Church cemetery adjacent to the theater on Monday, Oct. 9 from 2 to 5 p.m. Buy tickets [$25] online here.

• Luckily for the 31st Annual Hamptons International Film Festival, continuing through Oct. 12, movie theaters are indoors. With rush lines, nothing is ever “sold out.” Here’s more info.

• The Long Pond Greenbelt 24th Anniversary Celebration will be held Saturday, Oct. 7, rain or shine, at the South Fork Natural History Museum, 377 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with free guided trail walks, games, crafts, refreshments and activities by local environmental and community organizations. More details are at

• The Riverhead Country Fair brings music, crafts, exhibits, farm competitions and food to Downtown Riverhead on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More details are at

• The Parrish Art Museum at 279 Montauk Highway in Water Mill holds a Harvest Welcome Day on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be fee admission all day, along with film screenings, art workshops, guided exhibition tours and a community project with the Inside Out Photo Project. A full schedule is at

• Jake Shimabukuro, “the Jimi Hendrix of the Ukulele, performs Sunday at 7 p.m. at The Suffolk, 118 East Main Street in Riverhead. A portion of the proceeds from the show will go to the Hawai’i Community Foundation’s Maui Strong Fund. Tickets range from $49 to $69 and are available at

• On Monday from 1 to 3 p.m., the Sag Harbor Cinema teams up with Organización Latino Americana of Eastern Long Island for a free screening of the new short documentary film “Children of the World” and a panel discussion, both featuring the Salvadoran-American artist J. Oscar Molina. Here’s how to register.

• There will be no Morning Bulletin on Monday, Oct. 9. Have a safe and dry holiday weekend, and stay tuned to our homepage for breaking news. We’ll return Oct. 10.

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

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.

October 7
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:04 a.m., 5:39 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 4:12 a.m., 4:47 p.m.
Greenport: 5:41 a.m., 6:16 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 6:26 a.m., 6:48 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 5:36 a.m., 6:11 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:03 a.m., 7:38 p.m.
South Jamesport: 7:10 a.m., 7:45 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 3:59 a.m., 4:14 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:08 a.m., 2:23 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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