Good Morning!

• We’re expecting showers throughout the day today, with thunderstorms possible after noon, with a high near 60 degrees and a south wind 6 to 11 miles per hour, increasing to 18 to 23 mph in the afternoon. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 35. Friday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 53. Saturday will be sunny, with a high near 51.

• While East Enders have been worrying about whether New York City residents coming east are bringing Covid-19 with them, the disease has instead been quietly spreading in predominantly working class immigrant and African American communities throughout Suffolk County. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• New York State had its deadliest day in the Covid-19 outbreak yesterday, with 799 New Yorkers loosing their lives, while 56 Suffolk County residents had died in Suffolk County in the past 24 hours, bringing the total of deaths in the county to 323.

• Yesterday, Governor Andrew Cuomo has ordered flags throughout the state to be flown at half staff to honor the New Yorkers who have died due to Covid-19. The governor also issued an order that all state residents can vote by absentee ballot in the state’s June 23 federal primary, to avoid congregation at polling places as was seen in Wisconsin’s primary Tuesday.

• Suffolk County saw 68 new hospitalizations yesterday, with 11 new admissions to intensive care, with 517 county residents currently in intensive care. One hundred thirty people were released from the hospital in the past 24 hours — which is a record for Suffolk. There are now 650 hospital beds available throughout the county, 195 of which are ICU beds.

• For the first time since Suffolk reported its first Covid-19 case one month ago yesterday, Southampton has exceeded Southold in the number of cases on the East End. There are now 239 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Southampton Town, 238 in Southold Town, 180 in Riverhead, 75 in East Hampton and three on Shelter Island.

• The Greenport Harbor Brewing Company and William J. Mills & Co. have teamed up to develop and produce face shields for local hospitals, first responders and community outreach volunteers. Between 3K and 5K shields will be assembled, cleaned and individually packed at the brewery with the help of brewery staff and other local volunteers. Here are some details. Their first shift of volunteers got to work earlier this week.

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

April 9
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:31 a.m., 11:52 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:39 a.m., 11 p.m.
Greenport: 12:08 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:39 a.m., 1:09 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:03 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1 a.m., 1:30 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:07 a.m., 1:37 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10:43 a.m., 11:11 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:52 a.m., 9:20 p.m.

April 10
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:23 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:31 a.m., 11:53 p.m.
Greenport: 12:29 a.m., 1 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:27 a.m., 2 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:24 a.m., 12:55 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:51 a.m., 2:22 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:58 a.m., 2:29 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 11:35 a.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:44 a.m., 10:11 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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