This Morning’s Bulletin — 6.1.21

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting patchy fog before 9 a.m. today, but otherwise it will be partly sunny, with a high near 74 and a light west wind becoming southwest 5 to 9 miles per hour. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 55. Wednesday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 73. There’s a chance of rain before 8 a.m. Thursday, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm likely throughout the day Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. The high temperature Thursday will be near 72 degrees.

Suffolk County reported just 19 new cases of Covid-19 on Sunday, May 30, with 0.3 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 72 people hospitalized with the virus in the county, with 21 of them in ICU. The county reported one new fatality, bringing the Covid death toll here to 3,392 people. As of Monday, 67.5 percent of the Suffolk population over the age of 18 had received at least one dose of a Covid vaccine, with 55.1 percent of the total population receiving at least one dose, while 46.8 percent of the total population had completed their vaccination series.

• Annual blue-green algae blooms have returned to Lake Agawam in Southampton and Wainscott Pond in East Hampton. The Suffolk County Health Department is asking residents not to use or swim or wade in these waters and to keep their children and pets away from the area. 

• The Southold Town Board will discuss management of nature preserves and improving cell phone coverage at its work session this morning, which is slated to begin at 10 a.m. after a 9 a.m. private executive session to discuss labor contracts. The Town Board has two public hearings scheduled for its 4:30 p.m. regular meeting today, on the purchase of a development rights easement on the McCall property in Cutchogue, and on a crosswalk on Fishers Island. Here’s the agenda for both meetings. The Zoom link for the morning work session is here and the Zoom link for the regular meeting is here.

• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss an annual report from its police department, harvesting of macroalgae in Georgica Pond and accessory building legislation at its 11 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed on LTV’s YouTube channel.

• The Beacon’s June edition hits newsstands today, and today is also the eighth anniversary of the launch of our website on June 1, 2013. See here how you can support our work!

• The Beacon’s Week in Review was delivered piping hot to inboxes throughout the East End in the wee hours of Sunday morning. To get your own copy each week, sign up here.

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

June 1
Plum Gut Harbor: 3:18 a.m., 4 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 2:26 a.m., 3:08 p.m.
Greenport: 3:55 a.m., 4:37 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:49 a.m., 5:28 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:50 a.m., 4:32 p.m.
New Suffolk: 5:17 a.m., 5:59 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5:24 a.m., 6:06 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 2:31 a.m., 3:12 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:40 a.m., 1:21 p.m.

June 2
Plum Gut Harbor: 4:21 a.m., 5:04 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 3:29 a.m., 4:12 p.m.
Greenport: 4:58 a.m., 5:41 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:50 a.m., 6:26 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:53 a.m., 5:36 p.m.
New Suffolk: 6:20 a.m., 7:03 p.m.
South Jamesport: 6:27 a.m., 7:10 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 3:25 a.m., 4:06 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:34 a.m., 2:15 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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