Pictured above: Social distancing Saturday, New Suffolk

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Good Morning!

• There’s a chance of snow before 11 a.m., then rain, with a high near 45 and wind chill values between 15 and 25 early, with an east wind 13 to 16 miles per hour. We’re expecting rain overnight, with a low around 38. Tuesday will be partly sunny, with a high near 54. We’re expecting rain on Wednesday, with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 50.

• Across the East End, hospitals this weekend provided an update on their preparations for accepting Covid-19 patients, in anticipation of an influx of new cases in the coming weeks. Hospitals are also reaching out to let community members know what they can do to help. Read our full story.

• The bad news: Peconic Landing announced its fourth death due to the coronavirus this weekend.

• The good news: As the East End prepares for a statewide stay-at-home order for non-essential workers that goes into effect today, employees and volunteers at food pantries are working overtime to make sure everyone has the food they need. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• As of Sunday afternoon, Suffolk County has reported there were 76 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Southold Town, 16 cases in Riverhead Town, 12 in Southampton, seven in East Hampton and 1 on Shelter Island. Suffolk County is now providing regular updates online. As of Sunday, 12 people in Suffolk had died from the disease.

• Suffolk County will be accepting donations of personal protective equipment (PPE) including masks, gloves and hospital gowns at the Suffolk County Fire Academy at 103 East Avenue in Yaphank Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. beginning today.

• The New York Blood Center has cancelled all blood drives scheduled from March 23 through April 12 for the safety of donors and its staff, but there is still a dire need for blood. NYBC and local hospitals are urging healthy donors to set up an appointment to give blood at one of their centers, the nearest of which are in Ronkonkoma and Port Jefferson.

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

March 23
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:14 a.m., 10:30 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:22 a.m., 9:38 p.m.
Greenport: 10:51 a.m., 11:07 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:49 a.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:46 a.m., 11:02 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:13 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:20 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:23 a.m., 9:45 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet:7:32 a.m., 7:54 p.m.

March 24
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:53 a.m., 11:09 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:01 a.m., 10:17 p.m.
Greenport: 11:30 a.m., 11:46 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:05 a.m., 12:27 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:25 a.m., 11:41 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:29 a.m., 12:52 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:36 a.m., 12:59 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10 a.m., 10:19 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:09 a.m., 8:28 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 editor@eastendbeacon.com

2 thoughts on “This Morning’s Bulletin — 3.23.20

  1. Thanks for keeping us all informed Beth. Knowledge is Power. The Good News, The James Creek Osprey has returned.

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