Good Morning!

• We’re expecting sunny skies today, with a steady temperature around 45 degrees and a northwest wind 14 to 16 miles per hour. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 38. Thursday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 63 and a 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 11 a.m. Friday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 55 and a 20 percent chance of rain after 2 p.m.

• In last night’s election, with campaigns waiting for results until the wee hours of the morning, Democrats took the top spots in Southold, East Hampton & Southampton, Republicans swept Riverhead, and Republican Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams appears to have won the Shelter Island supervisor race, while Democrats won seats on the town board. Here are the details.

• Due to Election Day, the Southold Town Board meets today instead of Tuesday. The board is slated to discuss the Hashamomuck Cove Storm Risk Reduction Project, the town’s ongoing zoning updates, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding and other grant projects at its 9 a.m. work session. Hearings on the town’s 2024 budget will be held at 4 p.m. and at the board’s 7 p.m. regular meeting, at which there will also be a hearing on requests for CDBG funding. Here’s the agenda for the work session and the regular meeting, and here’s Zoom login info for all of the meetings. The town has proposed a $57.17 million budget for 2024, an increase of 2.58 percent, and is expecting to levy a .38 increase in property tax to pay for it, using $2.8 million in appropriated fund balance from prior years. Here’s the full preliminary budget.

• Beacon Peconic Dish columnist Alison Boyd-Savage has put together a delicious autumn meal for this month’s column, with juicy lam kofta grilled outside, paired with autumnal vegetable picks including roasted cauliflower and a Lebenese red cabbage salad. Get the recipes in our sister publication, Peconic Dish.

• The Suffolk in Riverhead continues its Blockbuster Movie Series with “Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning” this evening at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 and are available at thesuffolk.org.

• Warriors Rock, a musical tribute to veterans with Gary Racan & his studio e band that also raises funds for local VFW and American Legion posts, will be held Saturday evening, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m, at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main Street, Westhampton Beach. Tickets are $38 and are available online at whbpac.org.

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

November 8
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:12 a.m., 6:33 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:20 a.m., 5:41 p.m.
Greenport: 6:49 a.m., 7:10 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 7:28 a.m., 7:50 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 6:44 a.m., 7:05 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:11 a.m., 8:32 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:18 a.m., 8:39 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 5:08 a.m., 5:14 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:17 a.m., 3:23 p.m.

November 9
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:53 a.m., 7:13 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:01 a.m., 6:21 p.m.
Greenport: 7:30 a.m., 7:50 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:12 a.m., 8:35 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:25 a.m., 7:45 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:52 a.m., 9:12 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:59 a.m., 9:19 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 5:55 a.m., 6:03 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:04 a.m., 4:12 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 editor@eastendbeacon.com

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