This Morning’s Bulletin — 12.9.20

Good Morning!

• It will be mostly cloudy today, with chance of rain and snow showers, mainly between 1 and 4 p.m., with a west wind and wind chill values between 20 and 30. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 34. Thursday will be sunny, with a high near 49 and Friday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 49.

• The Suffolk County School Superintendents Association has compiled four simple steps we can all take to help move beyond this pandemic and limit the impact it has on our next generation. Here’s their take.

Suffolk County reported 1,164 new cases of Covid-19 in the 24 hours ending Tuesday, with 6.5 percent of people tested testing positive. There are currently 382 people hospitalized with the virus in the county, with 63 of them in ICU. The county reported six new deaths from the virus, bringing the death toll here to 2,089.

“We continue to see daily cases, hospitalizations, and deaths increase to levels we have not seen since the spring,” said Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone on Tuesday. “While we may all be tired, it is abundantly clear that this virus is not. Everything we do now and over the next few weeks is about saving lives and preventing our hospital system from being overwhelmed. We all have a part to play, and together we can once again accomplish the impossible.”

• Drawdown East End has partnered with the North Fork Environmental Council for a panel discussion of “Kiss the Ground,” a film about a revolutionary group of activists, scientists, farmers, and politicians who band together in a global movement of Regenerative Agriculture that could balance our climate, replenish our vast water supplies, and feed the world, this evening at 6:30 p.m. Here’s more info.

• There are still some pieces available to purchase in VSOP Projects’ 10X10=100 Art Show and Sale this past weekend to benefit CAST, WLIW-FM and the North Fork Environmental Council. You can view them online here.

• Jupiter and Saturn are moving closer and closer together in the night’s sky, heading for a great conjunction on the winter solstice, Dec. 21. They won’t be this close again until 2080. Here’s what you need to know to observe this phenomenon.

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

December 9
Plum Gut Harbor: 4:41 a.m., 5 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 3:49 a.m., 4:08 p.m.
Greenport: 5:18 a.m., 5:37 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 6 a.m., 6:27 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 5:13 a.m., 5:32 p.m.
New Suffolk: 6:40 a.m., 6:59 p.m.
South Jamesport: 6:47 a.m., 7:06 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 3:37 a.m., 3:47 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:46 a.m., 1:56 p.m.

December 10
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:36 a.m., 5:57 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 4:44 a.m., 5:05 p.m.
Greenport: 6:13 a.m., 6:34 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 6:57 a.m., 7:27 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 6:08 a.m., 6:29 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:35 a.m., 7:56 p.m.
South Jamesport: 7:42 a.m., 8:03 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 4:37 a.m., 4:51 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:46 a.m., 3 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

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