This Morning’s Bulletin — 11.19.19

Good Morning!

• There’s a 30 percent chance of rain today, mainly before 8 a.m., with skies clearing throughout the day and a high temperature near 51, with the wind out of the west at 5 to 10 miles per hour. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 35. There’s a 20 percent chance of showers before 11 a.m. Wednesday, with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 47. Thursday will be sunny, with a high near 50.

• Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman has issued a State of Emergency for the eastern portion of Dune Road near the Shinnecock Commercial Fishing Dock in Hampton Bays.  The emergency order allows heavy equipment to restore the barrier dune in this area.  Dune Road is now closed.  This is the fourth emergency order since October 10, 2019.   

• We’re now in the thick of the Medicare Open Enrollment Period, the annual year-end window in which seniors can change their Medicare plans, and with the open enrollment period has come a barrage of advertisements using everything from former football star Joe Namath to promises of free glasses and hearing aids to attempt to sell plans. The Suffolk County Office of the Aging is on to this scheme, and they have a bevy of counselors on hand this season to help seniors understand their Medicare options and risks. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• The Southold Town Board will discuss the Narrow River Road Restoration Project, the Climate Smart Communities pledge, and an update on the appeal of a historic designation of 675 Skippers Lane in Orient. The board will hold a public hearing on installing a stop sign at the intersection of Bay Avenue and Peconic Bay Boulevard in Mattituck at its 4:30 p.m. regular meeting this afternoon. The full agenda for both meetings is online here.

• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss music permit legislation, Share the Harvest Farm, the Community Development Block Grant program and the management of Trunzo Preserve at its 10 a.m. work session this morning.

• Greenport’s Floyd Memorial Library hosts “Come Meet the Midwives,” a program to introduce the North Fork to midwives Julia Chachere, Vandy Ferrer and Elizabeth Morrison and new women’s health options this evening at 6 p.m. All are welcome.

• As part of its Parent University series, the Riverhead Central School District will present its first workshop for the 2019-20 school year, titled “Career Exploration,” this evening from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at Riverhead High School.

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

November 19
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:39 a.m., 2:58 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:47 a.m., 2:06 p.m.
Greenport: 3:16 a.m., 3:35 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:07 a.m., 4:25 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:11 a.m., 3:30 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:38 a.m., 4:57 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:45 a.m., 5:04 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 1:47 a.m., 1:55 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:04 p.m.

November 20
Plum Gut Harbor: 3:44 a.m., 4:06 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 2:52 a.m., 3:14 p.m.
Greenport: 4:21 a.m., 4:43 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:09 a.m., 5:31 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:16 a.m., 4:38 p.m.
New Suffolk: 5:43 a.m., 6:05 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5:50 a.m., 6:12 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 2:47 a.m., 2:58 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:56 a.m., 1:07 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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