On the River, Wednesday.
On the River, Wednesday.

Good Morning!

• Today will be partly sunny, with a high near 52, and scattered sprinkles after noon. Wind will be out of the east around 6 miles per hour. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 37 and a 20 percent chance of isolated showers. We’re due for some cold creeping in Friday, with sunny skies and the temperature falling to around 34 by 5 p.m., with wind chill values between 25 and 35. Friday night will be clear, with a low around 20. Veterans Day will be sunny, with a high near 40, and a north wind 8 to 14 miles per hour.

• With 517 absentee ballots not due to be counted by the Suffolk County Board of Elections until next week, Southold Democrats are not conceding the mediator Mary Eisenstein’s race for town board or Eugene Wesnofske’s race for highway superintendent. As of election night, Ms. Eisenstein was behind Councilman Bob Ghosio by 123 votes and Mr. Wesnofske was behind incumbent Highway Superintendent Vinny Orlando by 287 votes. The Board of Elections is due to finalize the absentee ballots by the end of next week.

• For the better half of a decade, strange creatures have been popping out of the utility poles on the North and South Forks, like something out of a Roald Dahl vision of a child’s subconscious mind. Over the past few months, these creatures have been growing, and as they grow, they’ve become more bold, showing up on front lawns, in school gardens, in front of businesses and farm fields. We sat down last month for a talk with the man behind these “Spontaneous Entities,” Michael R. Zotos. Read our interview with Mr. Zotos online here.

• The Southampton Town Board will discuss council members’ projects and review the draft agenda for their Nov. 14 meeting at their 10 a.m. work session this morning, following a press conference this afternoon at which they’re slated to tout the DEC’s recognition of their work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The work session agenda is online here.

• Sheila Kohler, author of “Once We Were Sisters” and “Becoming Jane Eyre,” Speaks at Rogers Memorial Library this afternoon at 1 p.m. All are welcome to attend. More details are online here.

• Artist David Peikon will discuss “The Unvarnished Truth” about being a full-time artist in a special presentation this evening at 6 p.m. at the East End Arts Carriage House. [$10] 

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

Nov. 9
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:20 a.m., 1:48 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:28 a.m., 12:56 p.m.
Greenport: 1:57 a.m., 2:25 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:56 a.m., 3:16 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:52 a.m., 2:20 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:19 a.m., 3:47 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:26 a.m., 3:54 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:06 a.m., 11:51 p.m.

Nov. 10
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:25 a.m., 2:55 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:33 a.m., 2:03 p.m.
Greenport: 3:02 a.m., 3:32 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:58 a.m., 4:21 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 2:57 a.m., 3:27 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:24 a.m., 4:54 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:31 a.m., 5:01 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:07 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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