• Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 55 degrees and a northwest wind 10 to 14 miles per hour. There’s a 40 percent chance of rain and snow showers overnight, with a low around 34. Wednesday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 48 and a 50 percent chance of showers, mainly before 2 p.m. Thursday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 49.
• The worst of the coronavirus pandemic’s effects in New York appeared to be ebbing on Monday, with numerous indicators there that we are well into the ‘plateau’ of the disease’s arc here. But with this news comes a dogfight between the federal government and the states on when we can reopen schools and businesses, with no decison-makers daring to name a reopening date in the past 24 hours. Read The Beacon’s full story.
• For the first time, three indicators of the flattening of the Covid-19 epidemic curve appeared in Suffolk County on Monday, when Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone reported a net decrease of 19 people hospitalized, with the number of intensive care patients decreasing by nine and daily intubations decreasing by one. “To see all those numbers go down, however slightly, is a good thing,” said Mr. Bellone at his Monday afternoon press briefing.
• Mr. Bellone did report that another 50 Suffolk County residents have died from the virus in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths in the county to 568. But 125 patients were also released from the hospital in that 24 hour period.
• The total number of Covid-19 infections in the county stood at 22,204 as of Tuesday morning, with 315 cases in Southampton Town, 237 cases in Southold, 227 in Riverhead, 98 in East Hampton and five on Shelter Island.
• The RJD gallery in Bridgehampton will be rolling out a virtual version of its benefit exhibition “Shades of Light” for the domestic violence advocacy group The Retreat next Saturday. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• And now for a spot of beauty: Here’s the Riverhead High School Blue Masques’ performance of “One Day More,” from this spring’s postponed production of Les Miserables, put together by senior Lily Kutner.
“These kids are truly committed, and I am always blown away by their resilience and passion,” said director Dena Tishim.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 3:39 a.m., 4:19 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 2:47 a.m., 3:27 p.m.
Greenport: 4:16 a.m., 4:56 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:05 a.m., 5:47 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:11 a.m., 4:51 p.m.
New Suffolk: 5:38 a.m., 6:18 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5:45 a.m., 6:25 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 2:48 a.m., 3:24 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:57 a.m., 1:33 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 4:47 a.m., 5:28 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 3:55 a.m., 4:36 p.m.
Greenport: 5:24 a.m., 6:05 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 6:09 a.m., 6:50 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 5:19 a.m., 6 p.m.
New Suffolk: 6:46 a.m., 7:27 p.m.
South Jamesport: 6:53 a.m., 7:34 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 3:44 a.m., 4:22 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:53 a.m., 2:31 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.