Good Morning!

• It will be mostly sunny today, with a high temperature near 65 degrees and a southwest wind 6 to 13 miles per hour. We’re expecting showers overnight, with a low around 42. Friday will be mostly sunny, with high near 49 degrees and a 30 percent chance of showers before 7 a.m. Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 48.

• The Suffolk County Water Authority is planning on bringing a new, $27 million water main to Southold Town. Read More.

• CAST’s Holiday Toy Drive begins Nov. 22 and runs through Dec. 13 on the North Fork. Here’s more info.

• The Riverhead Town Board will discuss the town’s September and October crime reports at their 10 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed online here.

• The Southampton Town Board will discuss the Hampton Bays Central Business District at their 11 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed online here.

• Suffolk County reported 346 new cases of Covid-19 on Monday, Nov. 15, with 5.2 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 118 people hospitalized with the virus in the county, with 25 of them in ICU. The county reported one new fatality, bringing the death toll from the pandemic here to 3,660 people.

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

Nov. 18
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:45 a.m., 9:09 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:53 a.m., 8:17 p.m.
Greenport: 9:22 a.m., 9:46 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:21 a.m., 10:51 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:17 a.m., 9:41 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:44 a.m., 11:08 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:51 a.m., 11:15 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:01 a.m., 8:21 p.m.

Nov. 19
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:24 a.m., 9:51 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:32 a.m., 8:59 p.m.
Greenport: 10:01 a.m., 10:28 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:58 a.m., 11:30 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:56 a.m., 10:23 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:23 a.m., 11:50 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:30 a.m., 11:57 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:37 a.m., 9:01 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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