• Today will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 71 degrees and a north wind 11 to 15 miles per hour, becoming northeast in the afternoon. We’re expecting rain overnight, with a low around 61. There’s a 90 percent chance of rain Friday, mostly in the morning, with a high near 65 degrees. Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 73.
• Organización Latino-Americana of the East End gathered a groundswell of community members to speak out at the Southampton Town Board’s Tuesday meeting in support of local legislation to protect law-abiding immigrants from deportation. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• For the second time this week, the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society received calls yesterday morning to the NYS Stranding Hotline about a deceased whale on a beach in East Hampton, after a badly decomposed minke whale washed up Monday on Indian Wells Beach. The second whale, which was also badly decomposed, is believed by AMCS to be either a fin or sei whale, and it washed up just east of Main Beach in East Hampton. The team arrived onsite yesterday afternoon to conduct a standing investigation, and genetic samples were taken and sent to a pathologist for testing. East Hamton Village removed the remains from the beach for disposal. AMCS also received a report of a deceased dolphin in East Hampton yesterday. The team plans to return today to respond to this animal.
• A public information session and seminar for professionals on human trafficking on the East End will be held at Chancellor’s Hall at Stony Brook Southampton College this evening from 7 to 9 p.m., with the all-day seminar continuing on Friday. More details are online here.
• Southold Town has announced that the public is welcome and encouraged to attend the opening of its recently completed pickleball courts this morning at 10 a.m. at Tasker Park, 2580 Peconic Lane in Peconic.
• The Riverhead Town Board will discuss The Preston House, New York civil service law, a solar presentation from S-Power and changes to the town’s special events code at their 10 a.m. work session this morning. Their full agenda is online here.
• The Southampton Town Board will hold a special meeting this morning at 11 a.m. to present Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman’s 2019 budget.
• Greenport Village will hold a public hearing at its 7 p.m. this evening on its proposed short-term rental law. The latest draft of the law is online here.
• This Saturday, Sept. 29, the North Fork Environmental Council invites the public to learn how to ID wildflowers and local trees and recognize evidence of deer impacts at a special program at The Red House at Inlet Pond County Park. More details are online here.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:02 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:10 a.m., 11:31 p.m.
Greenport: 12:20 a.m., 12:39 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:13 a.m., 1:28 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:15 a.m., 12:34 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:42 a.m., 2:01 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:49 a.m., 2:08 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10:57 a.m., 11:20 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:06 a.m., 9:29 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:23 a.m., 12:41 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:49 a.m.
Greenport: 1 a.m., 1:18 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:54 a.m., 2:07 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:55 a.m., 1:13 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:22 a.m., 2:40 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:29 a.m., 2:47 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 11:35 a.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:44 a.m., 10:13 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.