Good Morning!

• It will be sunny today, with a high temperature near 67 degrees and a northwest wind 6 to 15 miles per hour. We’re expecting areas of frost overnight, with mostly clear skies and a low around 34. Thursday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 61. Showers are likely Friday, with a high near 66 degrees and a south wind 8 to 17 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 28 mph.

• We’re expecting absentee ballots to be counted Monday, Nov. 15 for several Southold races that were too close to call on Election Night. We’ll have more details early next week.

• Southold Town’s Transportation Committee will hold a public forum this evening at 7 p.m. at the Peconic Lane Recreation Center (970 Peconic Lane in Peconic) to get community suggestions on how to make bicycling safer and more enjoyable in Southold. Here’s more info.

• Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming is holding a clothing drive for the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office’s START program to help provide transitional services for people leaving the Suffolk County jail. She is accepting donations at her office at 75 Washington Street in Sag Harbor, including new or cleaned professional attire, including slacks, shirts, leggings, sweaters, sport jackets, pants, shoes, dresses, handbags, and other clothing items. Additional resources needed include personal hygiene products and office supplies. Donation boxes will be in her office for collection from Nov. 10 to Dec. 31, 2021, and will be delivered to the Sheriff’s START Program.

• Westhampton Beach High School will hold a New York Blood Center blood drive today from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Appointments are recommended and can be made online here.

Suffolk County reported 274 new cases of Covid-19 on Monday, Nov. 8, with 3.2 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 130 people hospitalized with the virus in the county, with 31 of them in ICU. The county reported one new fatality from the virus, bringing the death toll here to 3,644 people.

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

Nov. 10
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:45 a.m., 2:14 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:53 a.m., 1:22 p.m.
Greenport: 2:22 a.m., 2:51 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:19 a.m., 3:42 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 2:17 a.m., 2:46 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:44 a.m., 4:13 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:51 a.m., 4:20 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 1:02 a.m., 1:25 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:34 a.m.

Nov. 11
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:54 a.m., 3:23 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 2:02 a.m., 2:31 p.m.
Greenport: 3:31 a.m., 4 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:24 a.m., 4:49 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:26 a.m., 3:55 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:53 a.m., 5:22 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5 a.m., 5:29 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 2:05 a.m., 2:25 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:14 a.m., 12:34 p.m.

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

Beth Young
Beth Young is an award-winning local journalist who has been covering the East End since the 1990s. She began her career at the Sag Harbor Express and, after receiving her Masters from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, has reported for the Southampton Press, the East Hampton Press and the Times/Review Media Group. She founded the East End Beacon website in 2013, and a print edition in 2017. Beth was born and raised on the North Fork. In her spare time, she 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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