This Morning’s Bulletin — 1.12.21

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting patchy freezing fog before 8 a.m. today, with mostly sunny skies and a high temperature near 40 degrees, with wind chill values between 25 and 35. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 29. Wednesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 42 and Thursday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 46.

• New York State began allowing eligible residents to register for an appointment to receive the new Covid-19 vaccine online here late yesterday afternoon, but we’ve heard many reports of people unable yet to find a nearby site to be vaccinated, and local hospitals have sent us statements that they’ve been instructed to continue to prioritize health care workers in their vaccine distribution efforts. We’re expecting updates from local health care providers in the upcoming days as more local sites come online and will be providing updates here as they become available.

• Suffolk County reported 1,546 new cases of Covid-19 in the 24 hours ending Monday, with 7.6 percent of people tested testing positive. The county reported there are 794 people currently hospitalized here with the virus, with 123 of them in intensive care. Twenty-three percent of county hospital beds are currently available. The county reported 13 new deaths from the virus, bringing the death toll here to 2,466 people.

• The East Hampton Town Board will accept public comments on the latest draft of its agreements to allow the cable from the South Fork Wind Farm to be placed under town roads at its 11 a.m. work session this morning. Here are more details.

• Riverhead Town’s Law Enforcement Advisory Panel, convened in response to a state mandate in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis last spring, will hold two listening sessions this week via Zoom. The first will be held this morning at 11 a.m. and the second will be held on Thursday at 5 p.m. Here’s more information.

• Southampton Town is also asking residents to respond to an online survey being conducted by its Community Law Enforcement Review Committee (CLERC). The quick survey can be filled out in Spanish or English online here.

• The Southampton Town Board has public hearings on several proposed parking regulations on the agenda for its 1 p.m. meeting this afternoon. Here’s the Zoom login info.

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

January 12
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:41 a.m., 9:06 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:49 a.m., 8:14 p.m.
Greenport: 9:18 a.m., 9:43 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:16 a.m., 10:50 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:13 a.m., 9:38 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:40 a.m., 11:05 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:47 a.m., 11:12 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8 a.m., 8:28 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:09 a.m., 6:37 p.m.

January 13
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:31 a.m., 9:56 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:39 a.m., 9:04 p.m.
Greenport: 10:08 a.m., 10:33 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:07 a.m., 11:39 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:03 a.m., 10:28 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:30 a.m., 11:55 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:37 a.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:49 a.m., 9:17 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:58 a.m., 7:26 p.m.

And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.

Beth Young

Beth Young has been covering the East End since the 1990s. In her spare time, she runs around the block, 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 editor@eastendbeacon.com

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