• Today will be sunny, with a high near 47 degrees and a northwest wind 11 to 18 miles per hour. We’re expecting increasing clouds overnight, with a low around 33. Wednesday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 55. We’re expecting rain on Thanksgiving, with a high near 59 and new precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible. There’s nothing we can do about the rain and we’re sorry. We recommend you console yourself by staring into the fractal Romanesco cauliflower florets above, which will await you if you venture to Bayview Farms in Aquebogue.
• Much of the Riverhead zip code, including Riverside, and parts of Northampton and Flanders, along with much of Hampton Bays and part of Shinnecock Hills, were named New York State yellow Covid cluster zones on Monday. Here’s our full story.
• Countywide, 3.9 percent of the people tested for Covid-19 in the 24 hours ending Monday were positive, a total of 526 new cases. The county reported 157 people are currently hospitalized with the virus, with 28 of them in ICU. Three more Suffolk residents were reported to have died from the virus, bringing the death toll here to 2,035 people.
• We are still awaiting results of the Nov. 3 general election from the Suffolk County Board of Elections, where election workers were more than halfway through counting more than 168,000 absentee ballots when one worker tested positive for Covid-19 on Saturday, temporarily halting the count as seven other election workers were forced to quarantine.
• The Southampton Fire Department at 470 Hampton Road in Southampton hosts a blood drive today from noon to 6 p.m., and the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center at 76 Main Street in Westhampton Beach hosts a blood drive today from 1 to 7 p.m. Appointments are recommended at the links above.
• The Riverhead Town Board will hear a proposal from Girl Scout Troop 595 regarding repurposing of town buildings at a 10 a.m. work session this morning. They normally hold this work session on a Thursday but…. Turkey this week. Here’s the agenda.
• The Southampton Town Board meets this evening at 6 p.m. They have public hearings scheduled on two proposed CPF acquisitions, in Shinnecock Hills and Noyac, and on the town’s fire protection contracts for 2021. Here’s the agenda.
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The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:31 a.m., 5:50 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 4:39 a.m., 4:58 p.m.
Greenport: 6:08 a.m., 6:27 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 6:48 a.m., 7:14 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 6:03 a.m., 6:22 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:30 a.m., 7:49 p.m.
South Jamesport: 7:37 a.m., 7:56 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 4:24 a.m., 4:37 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:33 a.m., 2:46 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:18 a.m., 6:36 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:26 a.m., 5:44 p.m.
Greenport: 6:55 a.m., 7:13 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 7:38 a.m., 8:04 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 6:50 a.m., 7:08 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:17 a.m., 8:35 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:24 a.m., 8:42 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 5:16 a.m., 5:29 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:25 a.m., 3:38 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.