Good Morning!

• Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 60 degrees and a light west wind, becoming southwest 5 to 9 miles per hour in the morning. Showers are likely overnight, mainly after 3 a.m., with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 44. Showers are likely Wednesday, mainly before 9 a.m., with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 53. Thursday will be parlty sunny, with a high near 54 degrees and showers likely, mainly after noon.

• Both New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said Monday that there have been signs over the past couple days that Covid-19 cases have plateaued, but they urged the public to continue to practice social distancing. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• New York will now be “On Pause” through April 29, instead of April 15, Governor Cuomo announced Monday, meaning schools and non-essential businesses will remain closed.

• Progressive East End Reformers is holding a teleconference forum with Democratic candidates for the First State Senate Seat on Facebook Live to be vacated by veteran State Senator Kenneth P. Lavalle this evening at 6:30 p.m. The candidates are Laura Ahern, Valerie Cartright, Nora Higgins, Skylar Johnson, Tommy John Schiavoni.

• The Riverhead Town Board meets today at 2 p.m., though the public is not permitted and no public comment will be accepted. Their agenda is online here. The Riverhead CDA meeting, to be held in conjunction with the town board meeting, is slated to include a vote on accepting a license agreement with ULC Robotics to use the runway at EPCAL.

• North Fork Suffolk County Legislator Al Krupski is collecting donations of face masks, gloves, goggles, face shields, gowns and other protective clothing for Suffolk County’s Fire, Rescue & Emergencies Services to distribute to first responders throughout the county at his office at 423 Griffing Avenue, in Riverhead between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please call 631.852.3200 for further social distancing instructions when dropping off equipment.

• Cases of Covid-19 on the East End held fairly steady Monday, with 211 total cases reported in Southold Town, up four from Sunday; 196 in Southampton Town, up four from Sunday; 149 in Riverhead, up six from Sunday; 59 in East Hampton, up three from Sunday; and Shelter Island holding steady at two cases.

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

April 7
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:51 a.m., 10:11 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:59 a.m., 9:19 p.m.
Greenport: 10:28 a.m., 10:48 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:29 a.m., 11:51 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:23 a.m., 10:43 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:50 a.m.
South Jamesport: 11:57 a.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:04 a.m., 9:34 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:13 a.m., 7:43 p.m.

April 8
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:40 a.m., 11:01 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:48 a.m., 10:09 p.m.
Greenport: 11:17 a.m., 11:38 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:19 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:12 a.m., 11:33 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:10 a.m., 12:39 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:17 a.m., 12:46 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:53 a.m., 10:22 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:02 a.m., 8:31 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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