This Morning’s Bulletin — 10.20.20

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting patchy drizzle with a slight chance of light rain today, with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 72 degrees, with a south wind 5 to 8 miles per hour. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 59 and patchy drizzle. Patchy drizzle and light rain are on nature’s agenda for Wednesday, with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 72. Thursday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 73.

• The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons, North Fork & Shelter Island will hold its second of two virtual debates this evening at 7 p.m. Tonight’s debate will be between New York State Senate candidates Laura Ahearn and Anthony Palumbo. Here are more details.

• The East Hampton Town Board has a packed agenda for its 11 a.m. meeting this morning, including relocation of the Pantigo Place Little League field to make way for a satellite Stony Brook Southampton Hospital emergency room; an outdoor dining pilot program; the 2021 beach season and advertising at the town’s airport. Here’s the agenda and the meeting can be viewed online here.

• The Riverhead Town Board will hold a public hearing on a special permit application for Long Island Solar Generation to build a solar farm on the west side of Edwards Avenue at its 2 p.m. meeting this afternoon. Here’s the agenda, and here’s how to log in to speak at the Zoom hearing.

• The Southold Town Board is expected to hold a Zoom public hearing this evening at 7 p.m. on a controversial proposal to change the zoning of the former Knights of Columbus hall on Depot Lane in Cutchogue to permit the construction of a 16-unit affordable housing complex. Here’s how to weigh in. The Southold Town Board is also slated to discuss recreation programs, grant projects and the town’s 2021 budget at its 9 a.m. work session this morning, which can be accessed online here.

• Suffolk County reported 51 new cases of Covid-19 in the 24 hours ending Monday, with .9 percent of people tested testing positive. There are currently 32 people hospitalized with the virus in the county, with four in ICU. The county reported no new deaths on Monday, and the death toll here stands at 2,018.

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

October 20
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:46 a.m., 1:12 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:20 p.m.
Greenport: 1:23 a.m., 1:49 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:23 a.m., 2:43 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:18 a.m., 1:44 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:45 a.m., 3:11 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:52 a.m., 3:18 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:27 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:36 a.m., 11:07 p.m.

October 21
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:43 a.m., 2:11 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:51 a.m., 1:19 p.m.
Greenport: 2:20 a.m., 2:48 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:19 a.m., 3:40 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 2:15 a.m., 2:43 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:42 a.m., 4:10 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:49 a.m., 4:17 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:58 a.m., 1:25 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:34 a.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

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