This Morning’s Bulletin — 11.16.20

Good Morning!

• Today will be sunny, with a high near 52 degrees and a west wind 21 to 23 miles per hour. We’re expecting increasing clouds overnight, with a low around 38. There’s a 20 percent chance of afternoon showers Tuesday, with mostly sunny skies and a high near 50. Wednesday will be sunny and breezy, with a high near 40.

• Suffolk County reported 366 new cases of Covid-19 in the 24 hours ending Sunday, with 366 of the people tested testing positive. The county reported 81 people are currently hospitalized with the virus in the county, with 19 of them in ICU, an increase of seven in the prior 24 hours. The county also reported three new deaths — bringing the death toll here to 2.026 people.

• “What we’re seeing now as Covid rages across the country and world is what scientists told us time and time again would happen as the colder months arrived,” said New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Sunday. “But we learned from what we went through in New York and we’ve been a step ahead ever since. These next few weeks will be challenging as the holidays arrive. We all want to be with our loved ones, especially after this hard year, but we must remain vigilant. We all have Covid fatigue, but we simply don’t have the luxury of letting our guard down – Covid isn’t tired. If we stay New York Tough and keep up the good work we’ve been doing, wearing our masks, staying socially distant and adhering to gathering limits, we can manage this global surge of Covid, but these next few weeks are key in maintaining our progress.”

• The East Hampton Lions Club holds its annual blood drive today from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Amagansett American Legion, 15 Montauk Highway in Amagansett. Here’s how to make an appointment.

• Tuesday, November 17 is National Hiking Day. To participate and help raise funds for the Quogue Wildlife Refuge, register at quoguewildliferefuge.org for $20 per adult and $10 per child under 12. Take a hike anywhere (QWR trails are open sunrise to sunset) from Saturday, Nov. 14 through Tuesday, Nov. 17. Post a photo of you on your hike and include the date and location along with the hashtag #QWRwalk2020. All participants will receive a special decal commemorating this year’s walk. Please remember to maintain Covid precautions wherever you hike, and leave no trace. 

• The Beacon’s Week in Review was delivered piping hot to inboxes throughout the East End in the wee hours of Sunday morning. To get your own copy each week, sign up here.

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

November 16
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:01 a.m., 10:31 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:09 a.m., 9:39 p.m.
Greenport: 10:38 a.m., 11:08 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:37 a.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:33 a.m., 11:03 p.m.
New Suffolk: Noon
South Jamesport: 12:07 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:20 a.m., 9:46 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:29 a.m., 7:55 p.m.

November 17
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:55 a.m., 11:26 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:03 a.m., 10:34 p.m.
Greenport: 11:32 a.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:12 a.m., 12:28 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:27 a.m., 11:58 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:30 a.m., 12:54 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:37 a.m., 1:01 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10:11 a.m., 10:41 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:20 a.m., 8:50 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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