Good Morning!

• We’re expecting patchy fog before 11 a.m. today, with otherwise mostly sunny skies and a high temperature near 69 degrees, with a calm wind becoming southwest around 5 miles per hour in the afternoon. We’re expecting partly cloudy skies overnight, with patchy fog after 2 a.m. and a low around 55. Saturday will be partly sunny, with a high near 70, and Sunday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 71.

• We are watching new projects being built every day in the Peconic Bioregion—houses, stores in strip malls and standalone buildings, warehouses and factories. But will we still want to see them in 50 years? Our Climate Local Now Columnist, Mark Haubner, asks that question for this month’s column.

• Early voting continues today from noon to 8 p.m. and on Nov. 5 & 6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ahead of Tuesday’s election — there will be no early voting on Monday, Nov. 7. Read more about this year’s races in our election coverage.

• Parrish Art Museum Road Show Artist Denise Silva-Dennis will discuss her new work ,“Wunne Ohke–The Return to Good Ground,” this evening at 6 p.m. at the museum. Here’s more info.

• Niccolò Ronchi returns to the Rising Stars Piano Series at the Southampton Cultural Center, 25 Pond Lane in Southampton tomorrow, Nov. 5 at 6 p.m., performing a blockbuster program of works by Chopin Liszt, Rachmaninov, and Prokofiev. Niccolò is a charismatic Pianofest Artist, who has been touring Europe, Asia, and the USA. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door and are available at

• The Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center presents Author Afternoon: “Overture of Hope” on Sunday, Nov. 6 from 2 to 3 p.m. Join Isabel Vincent and Alexandra Fee in a Q & A about their story of the Cook sisters, whose passion for opera leads them to rescue Jewish opera performers from the Holocaust. Tickets are $13 and are available at

• Beacon Editor Beth Young will join a panel of local journalists on Behind the Headlines on 88.3 WLIW-FM Saturday morning at 10 a.m., replaying on Sunday at 1 p.m. Tune in via the airwaves, or online afterward here.

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

November 4
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:17 a.m., 7:38 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:25 a.m., 6:46 p.m.
Greenport: 7:54 a.m., 8:15 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:44 a.m., 9:10 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:49 a.m., 8:10 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:16 a.m., 9:37 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:23 a.m., 9:44 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 6:23 a.m., 6:42 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:32 a.m., 4:51 p.m.

November 5
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:04 a.m., 8:25 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:12 a.m., 7:33 p.m.
Greenport: 8:41 a.m., 9:02 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:35 a.m., 10:02 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:36 a.m., 8:57 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:03 a.m., 10:24 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:10 a.m., 10:31 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 7:18 a.m., 7:35 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:27 a.m., 5:44 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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