Good Morning!

• While the sun is shining now, we’re expecting rain this afternoon, mainly after 3 p.m., with a high today near 56 degrees. We’re expecting rain to continue overnight, with a low around 45 degrees. Skies will clear on Saturday, with a high near 49 degrees. Sunday will be sunny, with a high near 45 degrees.

• Unless you move in or around the art world, you may never have heard of Ray Johnson, who was once labelled ‘the most famous unknown artist in America.’ Beacon correspondent Kara Westerman takes us inside a new exhibit on Johnson’s work at Guild Hall through Dec. 16.

• Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman, a Democrat, has not yet conceded the race for Suffolk County Comptroller.  Although his Republican opponent, incumbent John Kennedy, declared victory on Tuesday night, Mr. Schneiderman says election returns showed a narrow margin of victory for Kennedy, with enough uncounted absentee ballots to reverse the outcome. According to a press release issued by Mr. Schneiderman’s campaign on Thursday, the Suffolk County Board of Elections has not yet counted around 30,000 absentee ballot votes. Mr. Kennedy currently leads Mr. Schneiderman by 8,623 votes, out of a total of 484,757 votes cast on election day. Mr. Schneiderman said that the majority of absentee ballots were from registered Democrats. “It’s important that every vote gets counted,” he said.   “I am interested in getting this resolved however it goes.  If and when it becomes statistically impossible for the race to be called in my favor, I would then be prepared to concede.”

• Veterans Day is Sunday. Our listings of services and celebrations on the centennial of Armistice Day are online here.

• John Holzapfel will discuss the journals of Orienter, mold-breaker, whaler and mother Martha Smith Brewer Brown at the East Marion Community Association’s monthly meeting this Saturday, Nov. 10 at 10 a.m. More details are online here.

• The Quogue Wildlife Refuge presents an afternoon of fireside poetry reading in the Nature Center, hosted by local poet and published author Maggie Bloomfield, tomorrow, Nov. 10 at 4 p.m. More details are online here.

• There’s plenty to do on the East End this weekend, and in the weeks ahead. Get the details in our Events Calendar.

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

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.

November 10
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:14 a.m., 11:46 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:22 a.m., 10:54 p.m.
Greenport: 11:51 a.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:34 a.m., 12:46 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:46 a.m.
New Suffolk: 12:56 a.m., 1:13 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:03 a.m., 1:20 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10:28 a.m., 10:55 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:37 a.m., 9:04 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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