Good Morning!

 • We’re expecting a 40 percent chance of rain today, mainly before noon, with cloudy skies, a high near 62 and a northeast wind 17 to 20 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 30 mph. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low aroudn 46. Wednesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 64, and Thursday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 65.

• After more than four months of debate, the Southold Town Board will hold a public hearing on the town’s Community Housing Plan, which is required in order for the town to use the money in a new Community Housing Fund approved by a large majority of voters last fall, at this afternoon’s meeting at 4:30 p.m. Here’s more info.

• The Southampton Town Board will hold public hearings on considering enforcement actions against several properties in Flanders and Riverside, and on the Community Solar installation at the North Sea Landfill at the board’s 6 p.m. regular meeting this evening. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on Sea-TV’s YouTube channel.

• The Mattituck Fire Department is planning a capital bond referendum vote on Tuesday, Oct. 24, for the expansion of the current firehouse. The vote will be held from 3 to 9 p.m. at the firehouse, located at 1000 Pike St. in Mattituck. This referendum is a result of more than a year of evaluation and meetings with department volunteers following the defeat of the fire district’s initial proposal in June 2022.  The revised plan includes the renovation of the current firehouseas well as the construction of a two-story addition that will be connected to the existing building.

• Today is the last day to subscribe to our monthly print edition in time to receive our October edition via U.S. Mail. You’ll read much of our coverage in print before you find it here, and our print edition supports much of the work we do. Subscribe online here. Thank you!

• The Montauk Library hosts “More Montauk Moons & Memories: A Conversation with Montauk-based composer, keyboard player, singer and storyteller Joe Delia tomorrow evening, Sept. 27 at 5:30 p.m. More details are at

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

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.

September 27
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:28 a.m., 8:52 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:36 a.m., 8 p.m.
Greenport: 9:05 a.m., 9:29 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:04 a.m., 10:29 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9 a.m., 9:24 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:27 a.m., 10:51 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:34 a.m., 10:58 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 7:47 a.m., 8:08 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:56 a.m., 6:17 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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