Good Morning!

• Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 51 degrees and a north wind 7 to 13 miles per hour. Skies will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 39. We’re expecting rain on Wednesday, with a high near 47. Thursday will be partly sunny, with a high near 51.

• As of Monday afternoon, Suffolk County reported that there are 1,458 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the county, of which 116 people are hospitalized, including 38 in intensive care. Ninety-three of those cases are in Southold Town, 23 are in Riverhead Town, 17 are in Southampton Town, 10 are in East Hampton Town and two are on Shelter Island. The county is now updating the public regularly on its website. To date, 13 people have died, the latest of which was a woman in her 80s who was in hospital isolation.

• The Peconic Landing retirement community in Greenport has received notification of a fifth death amongst its residents in connection with Covid-19. The member was an 88-year-old man and resident of Harbor North for Assisted Living, diagnosed on 3/22 while being hospitalized for symptoms of the virus.  More details are online here.

• The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles has closed all of its 27 district offices and has suspended all driver’s license road tests for one month

• Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital’s Community Relations Department is currently accepting face shields, N95 3M 1860 masks, protective eyewear, goggles, disinfectant wipes, hand sanitizer and other supplies required for staff safety. Anyone with medical supplies in unopened boxes can contact Foundation Vice President Linda Sweeney Vice at 631.477.5164 or 631.477.5100 so a drop off time and location can be arranged and donations be put into the right hands quickly. 

• Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport has set up a Meal Train website to help volunteers bring food to health care workers during the crisis. Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead has also set up a Meal Train website. Here’s some more information on how to help local hospitals.

• Stony Brook Southampton Hospital is also accepting digital photographs of children’s artwork to brighten up the hospital via email at through March 25. They’re asking parents to sign the front of the work with the child’s first name and age, to be shared in an in-house and social media “exhibition” titled “My Happy Place on the East End.”

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

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.

March 25
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:32 a.m., 11:48 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:40 a.m., 10:56 p.m.
Greenport: 12:09 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:40 a.m., 1:03 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:04 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:08 a.m., 1:31 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:15 a.m., 1:38 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10:36 a.m., 10:52 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:45 a.m., 9:01 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

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