This Morning’s Bulletin — 1.25.21

Good Morning!

• Today will be sunny, with a high temperature near 37 degrees but wind chill values between 5 and 15, with a northwest wind 11 to 14 miles per hour. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 25. There’s a 50 percent chance of light snow Tuesday, mainly after 2 p.m., with cloudy skies and a high near 36. There’s a chance of snow and freezing rain before 8 a.m. Wednesday, with partly sunny skies and a high near 39.

• Beginning this evening, Guild Hall in East Hampton is launching “Gather,” a new series of conversations led by Black and Indigenous change-makers in Suffolk County. Four Monday evening sessions at 7 p.m. will celebrate the East End’s diversity, recognize the damage caused by colonization, and, most importantly, build and implement new understandings. Here’s more information.

• New York State will be getting 250,400 doses of Covid-19 vaccines this week from the federal government, about the same as last week, said Governor Andrew Cuomo, who added that, at a rate of 80,000 doses per day, the vaccine will not last the week. Mr. Cuomo also reported last Friday that, as of that morning, the state had used 93 percent of the doses it had already received from the federal government. Mr. Cuomo added that, if the new Biden administration is able to produce and allocate enough vaccine for “one hundred million shots in 100 days,” as it currently hopes to do, New York would get about 420,000 doses per week if the state’s current proportional allocation holds.

Suffolk County reported 1,117 new cases of Covid-19 in the 24 hours ending Sunday, with 6.3 percent of people tested testing positive for the virus. There are currently 801 people hospitalized with the virus in the county, with 136 of them in ICU and 23 percent of hospital beds currently available. The county reported 13 new deaths from the virus, bringing the death toll here to 2,690 people.

• The East Hampton Lions Club hosts a blood drive today from 11:45 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. at the Amagansett American Legion Hall at 15 Montauk Highway in Amagansett. Scheduled appointments are preferred due to the pandemic. Sign up online here.

• The Southold Town Justice Review & Reform Task Force is still seeking feedback on an online survey, in Spanish and English here, to get feedback about policing in the community.

• 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:

January 25
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:26 a.m., 7:49 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:34 a.m., 6:57 p.m.
Greenport: 8:03 a.m., 8:26 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:41 a.m., 9:17 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:58 a.m., 8:21 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:25 a.m., 9:48 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:32 a.m., 9:55 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 6:15 a.m., 6:49 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:24 a.m., 4:58 p.m.

January 26
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:07 a.m., 8:31 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:15 a.m., 7:39 p.m.
Greenport: 8:44 a.m., 9:08 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:27 a.m., 10:01 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:39 a.m., 9:03 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:06 a.m., 10:30 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:13 a.m., 10:37 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 7:02 a.m., 7:35 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:11 a.m., 5:44 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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