Good Morning!

• Today will be sunny, with a high near 40 degrees but wind chill values between 20 and 30, with a northwest wind 16 to 18 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 29 mph. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 20. Thursday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 52 and Friday will be partly sunny, with a high near 58.

• The Suffolk County Department of Health Services is advising anyone who visited Friendly’s Restaurant on Route 58 in Riverhead on November 5or 6 that they may have been exposed to Covid-19. Those who were potentially exposed should monitor themselves for symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea for 14 days after visiting the restaurant. Suffolk County health officials also encourage potentially exposed people to get tested — more information on testing sites is at

• Suffolk County reported 402 new cases of Covid-19 in the 24 hours ending Tuesday, with 3.4 percent of people tested testing positive. There are currently 100 people hospitalized with the virus in the county, with 22 of them in ICU. The county also reported two new fatalities from the virus, bringing the death toll here to 2,028.

• RISE Life Services is opening a second food pantry location at 185 Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays tomorrow. The pantry will be open every Thursday from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. weekly, except on holidays — the opening was timed for this Thursday to help families get food for next Thursday’s Thanksgiving holiday. For more information, visit or call 631.727.6220.

• The North Fork Environmental Council will hold an informative Dark Skies/Light Pollution Discussion with Susan Harder this evening at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. Email or call 631.298.8880 for a link to the Zoom presentation.

• Greenport’s annual Shellabration, which raises money for Cornell Cooperative Extension’s shellfish restoration programs, is going virtual this year on Dec. 5. Here’s more information.

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

November 18
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:50 a.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:58 a.m., 11:31 p.m.
Greenport: 12:03 a.m., 12:27 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:04 a.m., 1:21 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:22 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:25 a.m., 1:49 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:32 a.m., 1:56 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 11:05 a.m., 11:40 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:14 a.m., 9:49 p.m.

November 19
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:23 a.m., 12:48 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:56 a.m.
Greenport: 1 a.m., 1:25 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:58 a.m., 2:17 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:55 a.m., 1:20 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:22 a.m., 2:47 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:29 a.m., 2:54 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:02 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:11 a.m., 10:49 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

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