Good Morning!

• We’re expecting sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 66 degrees and a north wind 7 to 11 miles per hour. We’re expecting patchy fog after 4 a.m. overnight, with otherwise clear skies and a low around 43. Friday will be sunny, with a high near 677.

• Preservation of natural habitats, rural character, farms and open space is the top priority of an overwhelming majority of respondents to a survey conducted this summer by the North Fork Civics, a coalition of seven hamlet-based civic groups looking to advocate for residents’ priorities for the future of Southold Town. Read More.

• A new page on the East Hampton Town website highlights the town’s work toward environmental protection and sustainability, from green landscaping and renewable energy efforts and opportunities, to coastal resiliency planning, the town’s electric vehicle fleet and public EV charging stations, to land preservation and water quality improvement projects as well as proactive policies and future plans. Here’s more info.

• This Friday, the East End Arts Gallery at Peconic Crossing in Riverhead plays host to “Sounds of Images: A Dialogue Between Music and the Arts” at 5 p.m. Painter Rainer Gross and guitarist and composer Gene Pritsker explore the connection between their arts in a program organized by the Rites of Spring Music Festival. Tickets are $50 and are available at

• The Tenth Annual Holiday Craft Fair at the Southold American Legion, 51655 Main Road in Southold will be held this Sunday, Nov. 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More than 25 vendors will showcase handcrafted items, home-baked goods, and other specialty items perfect for holiday gifting. Raffles, food and beverages will be available for purchase. Admission is free. For more information, call 631.466.2527.

• Four Cellos from the Orphius Chamber Orchestra will be coming to the Jamesport Meeting House, 1590 Main Road in Jamesport this Sunday, Nov. 6 at 4 p.m. They will be performing works by Rossini, Bach, Mozart and Meeting House board member Peter Susser. Tickets are $20 and are available online here.

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

November 2
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:18 a.m., 5:46 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 4:26 a.m., 4:54 p.m.
Greenport: 5:55 a.m., 6:23 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 6:43 a.m., 7:09 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 5:50 a.m., 6:18 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:17 a.m., 7:45 p.m.
South Jamesport: 7:24 a.m., 7:52 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 4:19 a.m., 4:41 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:28 a.m., 2:50 p.m.

November 3
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:23 a.m., 6:47 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:31 a.m., 5:55 p.m.
Greenport: 7 a.m., 7:24 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 7:46 a.m., 8:12 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 6:55 a.m., 7:19 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:22 a.m., 8:46 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:29 a.m., 8:53 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 5:22 a.m., 5:43 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:31 a.m., 3:52 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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