Pictured Above: The Riverhead American Legion celebrated Veterans Day yesterday on the 100th anniversary of the dedication of the West Main Street monument by Theodore Roosevelt, Jr.

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting rain today, mostly before noon, with the temperature falling to around 56 by 5 p.m. and a north wind 10 to 16 miles per hour. There’s a slight chance of rain overnight, with cloudy skies and a low around 47. Rain is likely on Friday, with a high temperature near 55. Saturday will be sunny, with a high near 51. .

• New York State is limiting private indoor gatherings to 10 people or fewer as of Friday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday afternoon. Beginning Friday, the state will also require bars and restaurants to close to service at 10 p.m., though they can still process takeout orders after 10 .m. Read the latest.

• The Suffolk County Board of Elections will begin counting the more than 168,000 absentee ballots it has received to date after the Nov. 16 deadline to receive overseas military ballots. Here’s the latest on the ballot count.

• Suffolk County reported 412 new cases of Covid-19 in the 24 hours ending Wednesday, with 3.4 percent of people tested testing positive. Seventy-seven people were hospitalized with the virus in the county as of Wednesday, with 13 of them in ICU. The county reported one new fatality, bringing the death toll here to 2,023 people.

• The Riverhead Free Library is hosting a flu vaccine clinic from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. No one will be turned away due to lack of insurance or ability to pay. The clinic will take place in Sun River Health’s state-of-the-art mobile health center. To make an appointment, call 845-570-3027.

 • Stony Brook Southampton Hospital will also hold a Drive-Thru Free Flu Vaccine Clinic today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for adults 18+ years with valid proof of ID such as a Driver’s License at the Hospital’s Annex, 330 Meeting House Lane in Southampton.

• The Southampton Town Board will hold a special meeting to adopt several resolutions at 10 a.m. today, followed by a 10:30 a.m. work session at which they’re slated to discuss revisions to the town’s ethics code.

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

November 12
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:49 a.m., 7:11 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:57 a.m., 6:19 p.m.
Greenport: 7:26 a.m., 7:48 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:17 a.m., 8:45 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:21 a.m., 7:43 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:48 a.m., 9:10 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:55 a.m., 9:17 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 6:01 a.m., 6:16 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:10 a.m., 4:25 p.m.

November 13
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:35 a.m., 7:58 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:43 a.m., 7:06 p.m.
Greenport: 8:12 a.m., 8:35 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:08 a.m., 9:38 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:07 a.m., 8:30 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:34 a.m., 9:57 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:41 a.m., 10:04 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 6:53 a.m., 7:11 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:02 a.m., 5:20 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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