On the farm

Good Morning!

• Today will be sunny and breezy, with a high near 48 degrees and a northwest wind 16 to 20 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 36 mph. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 23. There’s a 40 percent chance of showers Saturday, mainly after 1 p.m., with increasing clouds and a high near 56 degrees. Wind chill values will be between 20 and 30 early. We’re expecting showers overnight Saturday, with a low around 51. There’s a 50 percent chance of showers Sunday, mainly before noon, then gradually clearing skies, with a high near 55.

• Southampton Town’s Opioid Task Force Forum Wednesday evening was packed with more than 200 people who had been impacted in some way by opioid addiction, demanding action and sharing heart-wrenching stories of losing their children to overdoses and their fears that they will be unable to keep other people from experiencing the same loss. Read The Beacon’s full story online here.

• Newlyweds Kyle and Melissa Lohr have been living in Melissa’s childhood bedroom in Hampton Bays with six relatives and their pets, but this week, thanks to Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk, they’re beginning work on their own new home. Read The Beacon’s full story online here.

• OLA’s 14th Annual Film Festival opens tonight at The Parrish Art Museum, and continues through Sunday at Guild Hall in East Hampton and at Riverhead’s Vail-Leavitt Music Hall. Read our full report on the weekend’s happenings online here.

• The East Marion Community Association will host a forum titled “Treacherous Ticks, Deer and Disease” at the East Marion Firehouse tomorrow, Nov. 18 at 10 a.m. All are welcome to attend. More details are online here.

• The “No Doubt World Famous” Riverhead Community Band will perform its fall concert on Sunday, Nov. 19 at 2 p.m. at Pulaski Street School. The concert is free and all are welcome to attend.

• There’s plenty to do on the East End this weekend, and in the weeks ahead. Stay in the know by tuning in to The Beacon’s Events Calendar, online here.

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

Nov. 17
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:35 a.m., 9 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:43 a.m., 8:08 p.m.
Greenport: 9:12 a.m., 9:37 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:13 a.m., 10:41 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:07 a.m., 9:32 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:34 a.m., 10:59 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:41 a.m., 11:06 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:04 a.m., 6:21 p.m.

Nov. 18
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:15 a.m., 9:42 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:23 a.m., 8:50 p.m.
Greenport: 9:52 a.m., 10:19 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:52 a.m., 11:21 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:47 a.m., 10:14 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:14 a.m., 11:41 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:21 a.m., 11:48 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:43 a.m., 7:01 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 editor@eastendbeacon.com

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