Good Morning!

• We’re expecting increasing clouds throughout the day today, with a high temperature near 53 degrees and a 20 percent chance of rain after 1 p.m., with a southeast wind 8 to 15 miles per hour. It will be cloudy overnight, with a 50 percent chance of rain, mainly after 10 p.m., and a low around 44. There’s a 50 percent chance of showers Thursday, with a high temperature near 59 degrees and a a southeast wind 18 to 22 mph. We’re expecting showers on Friday, with a high near 59 and new precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

• A pop-up Covid-19 testing facility is scheduled to open tomorrow at the Hudson River Health Care Kraus Family Health Center on Meetinghouse Lane in Southampton. More details are online here.

• Suffolk County’s new Covid-19 infections have gone way down in the past 24 hours, said County Executive Steve Bellone in his Tuesday afternoon call with the media. The county saw 132 new positive cases in the past 24 hours, he said, with 15 fewer patients hospitalized and four fewer patients in ICU over the past 24 hours. “That is a significantly lower number than we have seen in the past few days, even in the last couple of weeks,” said Mr. Bellone of the new infection numbers. “We’re getting closer to reaching the point in the CDC guidance where, within a week, you can then look to start the reopening process.”

• East Hampton Town reported Tuesday that it had issued 177 parking tickets on Saturday, April 25, after the town began to enforce resident parking requirements April 24. The town has closed the unrestricted section of the Kirk Park parking lot in Montauk, limiting parking there to residents only, and restricted parking in areas of Montauk adjacent to beach or park accesses. East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc has authorized police overtime that will enable four additional police officers and two additional Marine Patrol officers to be assigned on both Saturdays and Sundays.

• All Suffolk County campgrounds will be closed through May 31, in coordination with campgrounds throughout New York State, Mr. Bellone announced Tuesday. People with reservations through May 31 will receive refunds, and the county will be evaluating reopening the campgrounds later this season.

• Mr. Bellone also urged residents who are without food to call the county’s 311 hotline to be connected to food resources near them, including food delivery if they don’t have access to transportation. The 311 command center also has food on hand over the weekend if its partner organizations aren’t open, and can provide food for three days for a family of four in an emergency. If your cell phone won’t connect you directly when you dial 311, call 631.853.6311.

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

April 29
Plum Gut Harbor:2:40 a.m., 3:34 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:48 a.m., 2:42 p.m.
Greenport: 3:17 a.m., 4:11 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:08 a.m., 4:57 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:12 a.m., 4:06 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:39 a.m., 5:33 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:46 a.m., 5:40 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 1:31 a.m., 2:31 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:40 p.m.

April 30
Plum Gut Harbor: 3:42 a.m., 4:35 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 2:50 a.m., 3:43 p.m.
Greenport: 4:19 a.m., 5:12 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:07 a.m., 5:56 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:14 a.m., 5:07 p.m.
New Suffolk: 5:41 a.m., 6:34 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5:48 a.m., 6:41 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 2:31 a.m., 3:29 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:40 a.m., 1:38 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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