• Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 50 degrees but wind chill values between 25 and 35 early, with a north wind 7 to 16 miles per hour. We’re expecting clouds to increase overnight, with a low around 38. We’re expecting rain on Friday, mainly between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 52. We’re expecting increasing clouds on Saturday, with a high near 52 and a 40 percent chance of showers after 1 p.m.
• Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell is calling on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to issue a travel ban to the East End, in light of messaging Tuesday from the White House that anyone who has recently left New York City should self-quarantine for 14 days. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• As of Wednesday afternoon, Suffolk County had reported there were 111 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Southold Town, followed by 47 cases in Riverhead, 40 in Southampton, 13 in East Hampton and two on Shelter Island.
• Stony Brook Southampton Hospital has joined the other East End hospitals in accepting food donations for its workers, but the hospital is asking donors to contact Shannon.Cressy@stonybrookmedicine.edu before delivering food to ensure they follow safe food handling guidelines. Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport has already 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.
• A coalition of North Fork civic organizations have created a website, nfcivics.org, for community information during the coronavirus crisis on the North Fork.
The Good News:
• The James Creek Osprey in Mattituck has returned, reports Beacon reader Art Beisel.
• The North Fork Animal Welfare League reported that all of their dogs have now been fostered during the crisis and “are currently in a home environment and spending time with family.”
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:12 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:20 a.m., 11:34 p.m.
Greenport: 12:25 a.m., 12:40 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:14 a.m., 1:39 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:20 a.m., 12:44 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:47 a.m., 2:11 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:54 a.m., 2:18 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 11:11 a.m., 11:23 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:20 a.m., 9:32 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:26 a.m., 12:52 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: Noon
Greenport: 1:03 a.m., 1:29 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:48 a.m., 2:16 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:58 a.m., 1:24 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:25 a.m., 2:51 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:32 a.m., 2:58 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 11:47 a.m., 11:53 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:56 a.m., 10:02 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.