• Today will start out cloudy, then gradually become mostly sunny, with a high near 66 degrees and a southwest wind 8 to 11 miles per hour. Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. Showers are likely, along with periods of sun Thursday, with a possible thunderstorm after 2 p.m. The high temperature will be near 73 degrees. Friday will be sunny and breezy, with a high near 53.
• Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell, who recently began to hold evening office hours on Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m., will be devoting his office hours tonight, Nov. 2, to answering questions regarding the town’s proposed 2017 budget. The public is also encouraged to attend the budget hearings at either 4 or 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9. To make an appointment to speak with the supervisor, call 631.765.1889.
• The Southampton Town Board will hold a special meeting tomorrow, Nov. 3 at noon, to authorize roof repairs at the Southampton Youth Services building on Majors Path, and has planned another special meeting next Monday, Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. at the East Quogue Elementary School, to hold a public hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Mixed Use Planned Development District for The Hills at East Quogue.
• Southold Town and the town’s Anti-Bias Task Force Committee are inviting the community to gather together in a candlelight vigil for respect and civility this Sunday, Nov. 6. More details are online here.
• Farrar, Straus & Giroux editor John Knight is the guest speaker tonight at Stony Brook Southampton’s Writers Speak Wednesdays, which begins with a reception at 6:30 p.m. in the Radio Lounge in Chancellor’s Hall. More details are online here.
• Group for the East End is hosting an informational meeting tonight at 7 p.m. at Downs Farm Preserve for prospective volunteers to assist with the Bird Feeder Watch Program at the preserve, which runs from November to April during the third full week of every month. Volunteers are asked to count and identify birds visiting the feeders for a minimum of 15 minutes on their assigned observation day. No previous experience is required. This month’s bird feeder watch week is Sunday, Nov. 13 through Saturday, Nov. 19. More details are online here.
• November is a great time to get out on the trails on the East End. Our full hike listings for the month ahead are online here. Bookmark the page for regular updates on the latest hikes throughout both forks.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
MTK Hbr: 11:21 a.m., 11:53 p.m.
Orient: 12:09 a.m., 12:22 p.m.
Greenport: 12:37 a.m., 12:50 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 12:32 a.m., 12:45 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 1:59 a.m., 2:12 p.m.
S. JPT: 2:06 a.m., 2:19 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:21 a.m., 9:43 p.m.
MTK Hbr: 12:05 p.m.
Orient: 12:54 a.m., 1:06 p.m.
Greenport: 1:22 a.m., 1:34 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 1:17 a.m., 1:29 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 2:44 a.m., 2:56 p.m.
S. JPT: 2:51 a.m., 3:03 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:56 a.m., 10:24 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.