This Morning’s Bulletin — 10.5.21

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting a 30 percent chance of showers this morning, mainly before 8 a.m., with cloudy skies, a high temperature near 67 degrees and a northeast wind 11 to 13 miles per hour. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 56. Wednesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 70 and Thursday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 73.

• The Southold Town Board will hear a presentation on Town Supervisor Scott Russell’s tentative 2022 budget, along with project and grant updates, at its 9 a.m. work session this morning. The town board will also hold a public hearing at its 7 p.m. meeting this evening on a proposed Change of Zone for the Battery Barlow Property on Fishers Island from low density residential to affordable housing district. Here’s the agenda for both meetings. Here’s the Zoom link for the work session, and here’s the Zoom link for the 7 p.m. meeting. The meetings can also be viewed on the town’s website here.

• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss several sustainability measures, including a non-fossil fuel HVAC policy for town buildings and additional electric vehicle charging stations, as well as a draft legislation on reducing the speed limit on Three Mile Harbor Hog Creek Road in Springs and the 2022 town budget at its 11 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on LTV’s YouTube channel.

• The Riverhead Town Board meets at 2 p.m. today. Here’s the agenda, and here’s the Zoom link.

• In response to increased demand within East Hampton Town for rapid turnaround Covid-19
testing, Covid tests are now being offered at the town-owned Center for Humanity in
Wainscott, which served as a town-run Covid vaccination site last spring.No appointments are necessary. Registration may be done online before you arrive, or completed on site. At present, only saliva PCR tests are being offered. Tests are free – covered by insurance, for those who are insured, or by federal grants for the uninsured. Rapid tests will be offered as soon as test supplies allow, at an out-of-pocket cost for all, of $100. Here’s where to register.

• The Montauk Library is holding a Zoom session on “Cold Stunning: Long Island Sea Turtles at Risk” this afternoon at 4 p.m. Steven Abbondondelo of the New York Marine Rescue Center will discuss ways to help save Long Island’s sea turtles when they wash ashore in cold weather. Cold stunning, a condition similar to hypothermia, happens when cold-blooded sea turtles become immersed in water below 50°F.  Since this slows their movements, immobilized sea turtles wash ashore where they become stranded and slowly die.  Join the discussion and learn how to spot cold stunned sea turtles and report their locations to the NY Marine Rescue team in Riverhead. 
Registration is required by emailing Carolyn Balducci, Adult Programs Coordinator at cbalducci@montauklibrary.org.

• Suffolk County reported 220 new cases of Covid-19 on Sunday, Oct. 3, with 3 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 178 people hospitalized with the virus in the county, with 33 of them in ICU. The county reported two new fatalities from the virus, bringing the death toll here to 3,545 people.

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

Oct. 5
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:31 a.m., 9:49 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:39 a.m., 8:57 p.m.
Greenport: 10:08 a.m., 10:26 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:04 a.m., 11:25 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:03 a.m., 10:21 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:30 a.m., 11:48 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:37 a.m., 11:55 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:44 a.m., 8:56 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:53 a.m., 7:05 p.m.

Oct. 6
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:11 a.m., 10:32 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:19 a.m., 9:40 p.m.
Greenport: 10:48 a.m., 11:09 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:46 a.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:43 a.m., 11:04 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:10 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:17 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:26 a.m., 9:39 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:35 a.m., 7:48 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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