This Morning’s Bulletin — 10.15.20

Good Morning!

• Today will be sunny and breezy, with a high temperature near 72 degrees. There’s a 20 percent chance of showers overnight, with a low around 58. Friday will be partly sunny, with a high near 68 degrees and a 50 percent chance of showers. We’re expecting rain Saturday morning, with gradually clearing skies and a high temperature near 61 degrees.

• New York’s First Congressional District is on the front lines of climate change, an area susceptible to rising sea levels, stronger storms, and, particularly on the East End, the threats to farmers and residents from drought and the potential for salt water intrusion into our aquifer. Read our full story.

• The Second Annual Amagansett Maritime Festival is going virtual this Saturday, with programs celebrating the rich and unique story of the Amagansett community and its relationship to the sea. Find out more on our sister website, The Peconic Bathtub.

• Suffolk County reported 69 new cases of Covid-19 in the 24 hours ending Wednesday, with 1 percent of people tested testing positive. There are currently 42 patients hospitalized with the virus in the county, with 10 of them in ICU. The county reported no new deaths from the virus, and the death toll here stands at 2,017 people.

• The Riverhead Town Board is slated to discuss the town’s Law Enforcement Advisory Panel, required under a June New York State legislation for municipal police departments to develop better relationships with the community, along with Transit-Oriented Development and a potential indoor ice hockey rink at Veterans Park in Calverton at their 10 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda.

• The Southampton Town Board is slated to hold a work session this morning at 10 a.m. — the agenda is expected to be posted here.

• The East Hampton Town Board holds a regular meeting this morning at 11 a.m. They’re slated to hold two public hearings on scenic and conservation easements. Here’s the agenda.

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

October 15
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:58 a.m., 9:21 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:06 a.m., 8:29 p.m.
Greenport: 9:35 a.m., 9:58 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:34 a.m., 10:59 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:30 a.m., 9:53 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:57 a.m., 11:20 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:04 a.m., 11:27 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:17 a.m., 8:33 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:26 a.m., 6:42 p.m.

October 16
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:44 a.m., 10:08 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:52 a.m., 9:16 p.m.
Greenport: 10:21 a.m., 10:45 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:22 a.m., 11:49 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:16 a.m., 10:40 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:43 a.m.
South Jamesport: 11:50 a.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:05 a.m., 9:23 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:14 a.m., 7:32 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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