Thursday sunset, Downs Creek
Thursday sunset, Downs Creek

Good Morning!

• We’re in for a real freeze tonight. With sunny skies and blustery winds out of the northeast, we’re expecting the temperature to around 34 degrees by 5 p.m. tonight, with wind chill values between 20 and 30 degrees and gusts up to 40 miles per hour. It will be clear overnight, with a low around 15. We’re expecting sunny skies for Veterans Day, with a high near 43. Saturday night will be partly cloudy, with a low around 15. Sunday will be partly sunny, with a high near 50.

• There are numerous chances to honor veterans throughout the Twin Forks this weekend — The recently revived Mattituck American Legion will host a service at the monument at the corner of Wickham Avenue and Pike Street in Mattituck at 11 a.m., and the Greenport American Legion will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a sneak peak at the renovation of their roller skating rink that is currently underway. More details on parades and services throughout the East End are online here.

• Family and friends of former Cutchogue Fire Chief Drew McCaffery, who died at 41 of cancer this past August, are hosting a Drew McCaffery Memorial 7K Run/Walk tomorrow to honor the memory of their friend, and to raise money for others who are fighting cancer. The run begins at 8:30 a.m. at the corner of the North Road and Bridge Lane. More details are online here.

• New York State has named Southampton Town a Certified Climate Smart Community, making Southampton the 16th town in the state and the second on Long Island to be given this designation. East Hampton was the first town on Long Island to receive that designation, in April of 2016. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• Tim Kelly’s Between the Lines column this month visits us from the officers’ mess of the Pyongyang Defense Command in North Korea. Catch up with our newspaper’s funniest column online here.

• There’s plenty to do on the East End this weekend, and in the weeks ahead. Get the details in our Events Calendar.

• Looking ahead to next week, the League of Women Voters of the Hamptons will host a forum on End of Life Choices & Decisions next Monday, Nov. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital. All are welcome to attend. More details are online here.

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

Nov. 10
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:25 a.m., 2:55 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:33 a.m., 2:03 p.m.
Greenport: 3:02 a.m., 3:32 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:58 a.m., 4:21 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 2:57 a.m., 3:27 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:24 a.m., 4:54 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:31 a.m., 5:01 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:07 p.m.

Nov. 11
Plum Gut Harbor: 3:33 a.m., 4:04 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 2:41 a.m., 3:12 p.m.
Greenport: 4:10 a.m., 4:41 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:02 a.m., 5:27 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:05 a.m., 4:36 p.m.
New Suffolk: 5:32 a.m., 6:03 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5:39 a.m., 6:10 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:51 a.m., 1:07 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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