Good Morning!

• Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 55 degrees and a northwest wind 8 to 10 miles per hour. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 34. We’re expecting increasing clouds throughout the day on Friday, with rain likely after 3 p.m. Skies are expected to clear on Saturday, with a high near 47 degrees and winds 16 to 21 miles per hour, gusting as high as 34.

• The Riverhead Town Board has voted to declare developers Calverton Aviation & Technology (CAT) qualified and eligible to buy 1,643 acres of land at the Enterprise Park at Calverton for $40 million, over the objections of two board members elected last year in part because of their desire for more oversight of the sale. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• East Enders concerned about the independence of Special Council Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible collusion between President Donald Trump and Russians looking to interfere with the 2016 elections are gathering outside of Congressman Lee Zeldin’s Patchogue office at 31 Oak Street this evening at 5 p.m. as part of a “Mueller Firing Rapid Response Action.” in the wake of yesterday’s replacement of former Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Mr. Trump has replaced Mr. Sessions with Matt Whitaker, a longtime critic of the Mueller investigation. We’re also hearing chatter on the internet about a possible gathering on Main Street in Bridgehampton at the same time.

• The Southampton Town Board will discuss the town’s energy programs at their 10 a.m. work session this morning. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Suffolk County Historical Museum in Riverhead hosts a talk on “Long Island and World War I” by author Richard Welch this evening at 6 p.m. More details are online here.

• Bay Street Theatre launches its fall Literature Live production, “The Great Gatsby,” this evening at 7 p.m. The play will continue until Nov. 25. More information is online here.

• The Federal Aviation Administration has set a meeting for Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Riverhead Middle School at 600 Harrison Avenue for residents to be heard on the issue of helicopter noise. More details are online here.

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

November 8
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:42 a.m., 10:09 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:50 a.m., 9:17 p.m.
Greenport: 10:19 a.m., 10:46 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:20 a.m., 11:50 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:14 a.m., 10:41 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:41 a.m.
South Jamesport: 11:48 a.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:03 a.m., 9:23 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:12 a.m., 7:32 p.m.

November 9
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:27 a.m., 10:57 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:35 a.m., 10:05 p.m.
Greenport: 11:04 a.m., 11:34 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:03 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:59 a.m., 11:29 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:08 a.m., 12:26 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:15 a.m., 12:33 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:45 a.m., 10:08 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:54 a.m., 8:17 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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