• It will be mostly cloudy today, with a 20 percent chance of showers after 2 p.m. and a high temperature near 56 degrees, with a light west wind increasing to 5 to 10 miles per hour in the afternoon. We’re expecting mostly cloudy skies to clear overnight, with a low around 37 and a 20 percent chance of showers before 2 a.m. Wednesday will be sunny, with a high near 54 degrees and patchy frost before 7 a.m. Thursday will be partly sunny, with widespread frost before 8 a.m. and a high near 52.
• Election Day is today — read up on our coverage of local elections here before heading to the polls, and find your polling place here. Stay tuned on Twitter and this website late this evening for updates on the status of local races.
• The Riverhead Neighborhood Preservation Coalition wrote to us recently to express their concerns about Riverhead Town’s deal in the works for the purchase of much of the land at EPCAL. Read the letter. We love getting letters! You can email them to us at email@example.com.
• If I were to send you a photograph of a sagging metal fence running a line between two properties, one side a disheveled dirt lot filled with acorns and leaves, and the other a tidy yard with a bright brick planter brimming with perky flowers in an array of patriotic colors, you’d probably guess some dramatic tension was about to ensue. Put a couple bright orange surveyors’ flags about two feet in to the flower-filled yard and you’ve got a picture of a whole host of potential for dramatic conflict. Such is the premise of “Native Gardens,” a 2019 play by Karen Zacarias that is the welcome first production since the pandemic by Quogue’s Hampton Theatre Company, running for just one more weekend, through Nov. 7. Read our Review.
• Suffolk County reported 218 new cases of Covid-19 on Sunday, Oct. 31, with 3.1 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 135 people hospitalized with the virus in the county, with 32 of them in ICU. The county reported three new fatalities, bringing the death toll here to 3,634 people.
• Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor is looking for volunteers for the fall and winter concert season, as well as the upcoming 2022 Mainstage Season, Music Mondays, New Works play readings, and special events. For more information about becoming a Bay Street Theater volunteer or usher, email Customer Experience Managers Michele Marks or Kayla Matters at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:19 a.m., 8:38 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:27 a.m., 7:46 p.m.
Greenport: 8:56 a.m., 9:15 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:45 a.m., 10:10 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:51 a.m., 9:10 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:18 a.m., 10:37 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:25 a.m., 10:44 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 7:27 a.m., 7:40 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:36 a.m., 5:49 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:58 a.m., 9:21 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:06 a.m., 8:29 p.m.
Greenport: 9:35 a.m., 9:58 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:31 a.m., 10:58 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:30 a.m., 9:53 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:57 a.m., 11:20 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:04 a.m., 11:27 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:14 a.m., 8:29 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:23 a.m., 6:38 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.