This Morning’s Bulletin — 3.31.21

Pictured Above: The New Suffolk Avenue osprey in Mattituck was seen for the first time at its nest this season on Tuesday.

Good Morning!

• Today will be partly sunny, with a high temperature near 61 degrees and showers likely, mainly after 5 p.m., with a south wind 10 to 15 miles per hour. We’re expecting showers and possibly a thunderstorm overnight, with patchy fog and a low around 44. On Thursday we’re expecting showers, mainly before 2 p.m., with the temperature falling to around 45 by 11 a.m. and a northwest wind 14 to 17 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 29 mph. Friday will be partly sunny, with a high near 44 and a west wind 10 to 13 miles per hour.

• The East End’s State Senator, Anthony Palumbo, announced proudly that he voted “no” Tuesday on the bill to legalize marijuana sale in New York State — the bill passed both the State Assembly and Senate Tuesday and is currently awaiting Governor Andrew Cuomo’s signature. Here’s Mr. Palumbo’s statement:

“The negative consequences of legalizing recreational marijuana far outweigh any revenue gain for the state. This bill will have an adverse impact on the health of our communities, diminish our quality of life here on the East End of Long Island and will make our roads and highways more dangerous. Just like the disastrous Bail and Discovery Laws, this legislation was crafted without input from New York’s District Attorneys’ offices and law enforcement. As a result, I fear our communities will be affected by the unintended consequences of this bill for years to come.”

• In honoring the legacy of Women’s History Month and the Hampton’s Art’s Network Thawfest, The Eastville Historical Society in Sag Harbor presents “Wonder Woman Wednesday: The Emergence of Eastville’s Women,” celebrating their contributions and achievements and paying tribute to these trailblazing women. The virtual presentation begins this evening at 5:30 p.m. Here are more details.

• The new North Fork Dark Sky coalition is holding several events next week to celebrate International Dark Sky week, a celebration of the night sky. Here are more details.

Suffolk County reported 612 new cases of Covid-19 on Monday, with 5.3 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 389 people hospitalized with the virus in the county, with 73 of them in ICU and 24 percent of hospital beds available. The county reported eight new fatalities, bringing the death toll here to 3,243 people.

• As we tentatively begin to resume congregating in the wake of the pandemic, the Quogue Wildlife Refuge announced Tuesday that Earth Yoga has returned on Wednesday mornings at 9 a.m., beginning April 7, in a large outdoor space by the pond, weather dependent. Here are more details.

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

March 31
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:08 a.m., 12:38 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:46 a.m.
Greenport: 12:45 a.m., 1:15 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:42 a.m., 2:14 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:40 a.m., 1:10 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:07 a.m., 2:37 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:14 a.m., 2:44 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 11:47 a.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:56 a.m., 10:25 p.m.

April 1
Plum Gut Harbor: 1 a.m., 1:31 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:08 a.m., 12:39 p.m.
Greenport: 1:37 a.m., 2:08 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:32 a.m., 3:07 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:32 a.m., 2:03 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:59 a.m., 3:30 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:06 a.m., 3:37 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:16 a.m., 12:43 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:52 a.m., 11:20 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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