• Today will be sunny, with a high near 69 degrees and a northeast wind 5 to 10 miles per hour, becoming south in the afternoon. We’re expecting increasing clouds tonight, with a low around 63. Showers are likely before 11 a.m. tomorrow, with cloudy skies following and a high near 74 degrees. Wednesday will be partly sunny, with a high near 72 and a 30 percent chance of afternoon showers.
• From Riverhead to Shelter Island, environmentalists were celebrating all across the East End Friday with the launch of two innovative new projects to help improve water quality here. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman presented a budget plan on Sept. 23 that would reduce taxes, but would also pay for seven more staff positions and provide for more infrastructure improvements. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• Suffolk County Legislator Al Krupski will host a blood drive from 1 to 7 p.m. today at Cornell Cooperative Extension’s main office at 423 Griffing Avenue in Riverhead. All who donate blood will receive a $5 Dunkin Donuts gift card. Walk-ins are welcome. For eligibility information, call 1.800.688.0900.
• The Mattituck-Laurel Civic Association will host a talk tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Mattituck American Legion Hall about the amazing life of Mattituck native Bill Lynch, whose parents were potato farmers, but who grew up to be a political consultant and advisor to a New York City mayor, a U.S. senator, A U.S. President and a 1993 Nobel Peace Prize winner. More information is online here.
• Tonight is the first U.S. presidential debate, and Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor is welcoming everyone to join their debate-watching party tonight, and for each of the debates and election night coverage going forward. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the debate begins at 9 p.m. More information is online here.
• The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans public hearings on the long-awaited Fire Island to Montauk Point Study on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at Stony Brook Southampton and on Wednesday, Sept. 28 at the Montauk Firehouse. Both meetings will begin at 6 p.m. More information is online here.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
MTK Hbr: 6:07 a.m., 6:37 p.m.
Orient: 7:08 a.m., 7:38 p.m.
Greenport: 7:36 a.m., 8:06 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 7:31 a.m., 8:01 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 8:58 a.m., 9:28 p.m.
S. JPT: 9:05 a.m., 9:35 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:10 a.m., 4:32 p.m.
MTK Hbr: 6:57 a.m., 7:24 p.m.
Orient: 7:58 a.m., 8:25 p.m.
Greenport: 8:26 a.m., 8:53 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 8:21 a.m., 8:48 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 9:48 a.m., 10:15 p.m.
S. JPT: 9:55 a.m., 10:22 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:08 a.m., 5:27 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.