Good Morning!

• Today will be mostly sunny, with a high temperature near 74 degrees and scattered showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m., with a southwest wind 7 to 12 miles per hour, increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 43 mph. We’re expecting scattered showers and thunderstorms before 9 p.m. this evening, with clearing skies throughout the night and a low around 51, with a west wind 23 to 26 mph, with gusts as high as 47 mph. Thursday will be sunny, with a high near 65 and Friday will be sunny, with a high near 68.

• Suffolk County reported 89 new cases of Covid-19 in the 24 hours ending Tuesday, with 1 percent of the people tested testing positive. There are currently 26 people hospitalized with the virus in the county, with seven of them in ICU. The county reported one new death, bringing the death toll here to 2,016.

• Stony Brook Southampton presents a Zoom lecture by Ana Širović of Texas A&M Galveston – Corpus Christi on “Blue Whale Acoustics, Behavior, and Ecology” this evening at 7 p.m. Here’s the Zoom link.

• The Shelter Island 10K, normally held in June and this year tentatively postponed until Nov. 7 will not be held next month, due to lingering concerns about the Covid-19 pandemic.

“We all have put in countless time and efforts to bring back competitive running to our community, however, we need to consider all factors and presently the anxiety level is too high,” said the organizers in a message earlier this week. “We are considering a “March to the 10K” in March and will keep all updated.”

• The Gospel Roots Ensemble will perform at the Rites of Spring Music Festival’s Fall Series in a drive-in concert at the barn at Hallockville in Northville this Saturday, Oct. 10 at 3 p.m. Here are more details on how to register.

• Guild Hall in East Hampton has teamed up with the Blue Note Jazz Club in New York for a live stream of the release concert for singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega’s new, career-spanning live album, “An Evening of New York Songs and Stories,” this evening at 9 p.m. Tickets are $20. Here are more details.

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

October 7
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:03 a.m., 2:15 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:11 a.m., 1:23 p.m.
Greenport: 2:40 a.m., 2:52 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:23 a.m., 3:28 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 2:35 a.m., 2:47 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:02 a.m., 4:14 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:09 a.m., 4:21 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:53 a.m., 12:50 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:59 a.m., 11:50 p.m.

October 8
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:54 a.m., 3:05 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 2:02 a.m., 2:13 p.m.
Greenport: 3:31 a.m., 3:42 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:11 a.m., 4:17 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:26 a.m., 3:37 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:53 a.m., 5:04 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5 a.m., 5:11 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 1:41 a.m., 1:37 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:46 a.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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