Good Morning!

• We’re expecting rain and widespread fog today, with a high temperature near 62 degrees and a northeast wind 14 to 18 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 29 mph. New precipitation amounts between three quarters and one inch are possible. Rain is expected to taper off this evening, with cloudy skies overnight and a low of 56, with winds continuing out of the northeast at 15 to 17 miles per hour, gusting to 30. There’s a 20 percent chance of rain on Tuesday, with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 65. Wednesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 66. There’s a gale warning in effect until midnight tonight, and a high rip current risk remains in effect through this evening.

• The bucolic hamlet of Calverton, which just happens to contain much of the still-undeveloped industrial land in Riverhead, will prove highly influential in this November’s election, where the fate of that industrially zoned land is very much in play. Several proposals for large logistics warehouses, and the potential for an air cargo hub to be built at the Enterprise Park in Calverton (EPCAL), top residents’ concerns. More than 80 members of the community gathered at Calverton’s Riley Avenue School Sept. 21 to hear the first of three candidate forums for two Town Board seats, and for Town Supervisor. Read More.

• After four public hearings and several informational meetings with the Greenport Business Improvement District, the Greenport Village Board have agreed to hold open its public hearing on a sweeping series of changes to the village code until the board’s next meeting this coming Thursday, Sept. 28 at 6 p.m. Read More.

• North Fork Audubon volunteers will share their work protecting shorebirds and mammals in a special presentation at the Mattituck-Laurel Civic Association’s monthly meeting this evening at 6:30 p.m. at Veteran’s Memorial Beach on Peconic Bay Boulevard in Mattituck. All are welcome.

• The Cutchogue Civic Association will host a forum on affordable housing on Thursday, Sept. 28, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Cutchogue-New Suffolk Free Library. The meeting is open to the public, and all are encouraged to attend to learn more about this complex topic at the forefront of many town and community efforts. Presentations will center on the what, where and how of affordable housing, including why it is important and options for creating affordable housing. The forum will feature representatives from the town of Southold as well as others versed in the issue, followed by a question-and-answer period. 

• 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:

September 25
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:45 a.m., 7:12 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:53 a.m. 6:20 p.m.
Greenport: 7:22 a.m., 7:49 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:11 a.m., 8:35 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:17 a.m., 7:44 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:44 a.m., 9:11 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:51 a.m., 9:18 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 5:43 a.m., 6:11 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:52 a.m., 4:20 p.m.

September 26
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:38 a.m., 8:04 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:46 a.m., 7:12 p.m.
Greenport: 8:15 a.m., 8:41 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:10 a.m., 9:34 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:10 a.m., 8:36 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:37 a.m., 10:03 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:44 a.m., 10:10 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 6:49 a.m., 7:13 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:58 a.m., 5:22 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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