This Morning’s Bulletin — 11.9.20
• We’re expecting patchy fog before 9 a.m. today, but otherwise it will be sunny, with a high temperature near 70 degrees and a west wind around 6 miles per hour, becoming light and variable in the afternoon. We’re expecting patchy fog overnight, with a low around 46. Tuesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 66 degrees. Wednesday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 64 and a 50 percent chance of showers.
• As of Friday, Nov. 6, Congressman Lee Zeldin was still supporting President Donald Trump’s effort to challenge the nationwide election results on the eve of Pennsylvania reporting enough votes for former Vice President Joe Biden to be declared the winner of the presidential race Saturday. On Sunday, Mr. Zeldin accused social media companies of putting their thumbs on the scale of the election. Suffolk County is accepting absentee ballots postmarked by Election Day until tomorrow, after which absentee ballot counting is slated to begin.
Just got off the phone with President Trump & he still has so much fight in him to make our country greater than ever. He ran such a hard fought campaign, doing 4-5 rallies per day at the end all across the USA. It’s a warrior spirit & determination that’s second to NONE. 🇺🇸💪— Lee Zeldin (@RepLeeZeldin) November 7, 2020
These social media companies need to lose liability protections the way they pressed their thumbs on the scale of the 2020 US Presidential election. This isn’t about threats. Skip that extra step and just do it.— Lee Zeldin (@RepLeeZeldin) November 8, 2020
• Suffolk County reported a 2.7 percent positivity rate on tests for Covid-19 on Sunday, up from 2.5 percent positive on Saturday. This weekend marks the first time in several months that positive tests for the virus were above 2 percent. The county reported 259 new cases of the virus on each day. As of Sunday, there were 57 people hospitalized with the virus in Suffolk, with 10 in ICU. The county reported no new Covid deaths, and the death toll here stands at 2,022.
• The Accabonac Protection Committee will hold a Zoom forum on river otters and backyard birding with speakers Mike Bottini and Bruce Horwith tomorrow, Nov. 10 at 6 p.m. Registration is online here.
• Drawdown East End, which is focused on using the principles of the “Drawdown” movement to combat climate change, is hosting a community webinar for Southold residents on reducing household food waste this Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 5 p.m. The webinars include “eight easy tips you can use in your home to reduce food waste, save money and reverse global warming.” To register, email DrawdownSoutholdPilot@gmail.com, or visit www.drawdowneastend.org for more information.
• Stony Brook Southampton Hospital will hold a one day Drive-Thru Free Flu Vaccine Clinic on Thursday, Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for adults 18+ years with valid proof of ID such as a Driver’s License at the Hospital’s Annex, 330 Meeting House Lane in Southampton.
• The Beacon’s Week in Review was delivered piping hot to inboxes throughout the East End in the wee hours of Sunday morning. To get your own copy each week, sign up here.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 4:18 a.m., 4:33 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 3:26 a.m., 3:41 p.m.
Greenport: 4:55 a.m., 5:10 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:32 a.m., 5:50 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:50 a.m., 5:05 p.m.
New Suffolk: 6:17 a.m., 6:32 p.m.
South Jamesport: 6:24 a.m., 6:39 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 3:05 a.m., 3:10 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:14 a.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:12 a.m., 5:31 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 4:20 a.m., 4:39 p.m.
Greenport: 5:49 a.m., 6:08 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 6:29 a.m., 6:52 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 5:44 a.m., 6:03 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:11 a.m., 7:30 p.m.
South Jamesport: 7:18 a.m., 7:37 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 4:04 a.m., 4:14 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:13 a.m., 2:23 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.