This Morning’s Bulletin — 11.9.20

Good Morning!

• 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.

• 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:

November 9
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.

November 10
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.

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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