Good Morning!

• Today will be sunny, with a high temperature near 53 degrees and wind chill values between 25 and 35 early, with a southwest wind 6 to 11 miles per hour in the morning, increasing to 13 to 18 mph in the afternoon. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 44. Friday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 58 and Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 57.

• Riverhead Town Supervisor Yvette Aguiar is urging all Riverhead residents to remain vigilant against Covid-19, “as Riverhead has been identified as approaching micro-cluster status.” The town is expecting a local outdoor testing site to be operational in the immediate future. Read more.

• Suffolk County reported 430 new cases of Covid-19 in the 24 hours ending Wednesday, with 3.8 percent of people tested testing positive. One hundred and three people are currently hospitalized with the virus in the county, with 22 of them in ICU. The county reported two new fatalities Wednesday, bringing the death toll here to 2,029.

• The Southold Town Board has turned down a request for a zoning change that would have allowed 16 units of affordable housing on the site of the former Knights of Columbus Hall on Depot Lane in Cutchogue. Read our full story.

• The Riverhead Central School District will host the first meeting of its new Community Diversity and Cross-Cultural Task Force via Zoom this evening at 7 p.m. The meeting is open to all community members and aims to celebrate the rich diversity of Riverhead, discuss ideas and determine the next steps to support the academic and social needs of all students. Here’s the Zoom link.

• Just in time for Thanksgiving, RISE Life Services is opening a second food pantry today from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 185 Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays. Read more here.

• The Riverhead Town Board will discuss PFOA/PFOS contamination and the U.S. Navy, the Nextera solar energy farm on Edwards Avenue, and the Meetinghouse Creek wetland restoration at its 10 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda.

• The Southampton Town Board will discuss a potential balloon ban at its 10 a.m. work session today. Here’s the agenda.

• The East Hampton Town Board meets this morning at 11 a.m. There are no public hearings on the agenda.

• Peconic Bay Medical Center is holding its annual Caregivers Retreat virtually on Facebook tomorrow at 11 a.m. Here’s how to join.

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

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.

November 20
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:23 a.m., 1:47 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:31 a.m., 12:55 p.m.
Greenport: 2 a.m., 2:24 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:55 a.m., 3:16 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:55 a.m., 2:19 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:22 a.m., 3:46 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:29 a.m., 3:53 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:40 a.m., 1 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:09 a.m., 11:48 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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