Good Morning!

• There’s a 30 percent chance of showers before 10 a.m. today, and it will be mostly cloudy through mid morning, then gradually clearing, with a high temperature near 73 degrees and a west wind 10 to 13 miles per hour. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 41. Tuesday will be sunny, with a high near 56, and Wednesday will be sunny, with a high near 55 and patchy frost before 7 a.m.

• Election Day is tomorrow, Nov. 8. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. There is no early voting today. To vote on Election Day, you must vote at the polling place where you are registered, which you can find online here. For more information on the key races and propositions in our area, visit our Election Coverage.

• Next Saturday morning, Nov. 12, Louise Harrison, Long Island Natural Areas Manager at Save the Sound, will present the natural and human history of Plum Island and describe the Preserve Plum Island Coalition’s campaign asking President Biden to proclaim the island a National Monument at a 10 a.m. meeting of the East Marion Community Association at the East Marion Firehouse. Here’s more info.

• The Women’s Club of Riverhead is holding a new pajama and book drive for kids from six months to 17 years of age in need on the East End, now through Dec. 30. A collection bin is at the circulation desk at the Riverhead Free Library (330 Court Street in Riverhead), or you can mail a check to The Women’s Club of Riverhead, P.O. Box 848, Riverhead, NY. 11901.

• There were an average of 325 Covid-19 cases reported per day in Suffolk County for the week ending Nov. 6, according to data from state and county health departments compiled by the New York Times, a 1 percent decrease from two weeks prior. There were an average of 129 people hospitalized each day, a 48 percent decrease from two weeks prior, and an average of 2 deaths per day, a 20 percent decrease.

• The Beacon’s Week in Review was delivered piping hot to inboxes throughout the East End in the wee hours of Sunday morning. To get your own copy each week, sign up here.

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

November 7
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:28 a.m., 8:51 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:36 a.m., 7:59 p.m.
Greenport: 9:05 a.m., 9:28 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:06 a.m., 10:35 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9 a.m., 9:23 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:27 a.m., 10:50 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:34 a.m., 10:57 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 7:49 a.m., 8:07 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:58 a.m., 6:16 p.m.

November 8
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:09 a.m., 9:34 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:17 a.m., 8:42 p.m.
Greenport: 9:46 a.m., 10:11 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:47 a.m., 11:18 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:41 a.m., 10:06 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:08 a.m., 11:33 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:15 a.m., 11:40 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:29 a.m., 8:50 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:38 a.m., 6:59 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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