This Morning’s Bulletin — 6.23.20

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting patchy fog and cloudy skies through mid morning, then gradually clearing, with a high near 83 and a south wind 6 to 10 miles per hour. There’s a 20 percent chance of overnight showers and thunderstorms, with patchy fog after midnight and a low around 67. There’s a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Wednesday, mainly after noon, with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 85. Thursday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 84.

• Today is New York’s Democratic Primary — while many voters have already cast absentee ballots or voted during early voting, a limited number of polling places are open today from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., and any outstanding absentee ballots must be either postmarked today or hand-delivered to the Suffolk County Board of Elections in Yaphank by 5 p.m. Here’s our full election coverage. We’re expecting some early returns from the polls this evening, but full results will not be released until after absentee ballots are counted, which will be after June 30.

• Long Island is expected to enter Phase 3 of New York’s reopening plan tomorrow, meaning restaurants can open indoor seating at 50 percent capacity, and personal care businesses like nail salons can open.

• There were 38 new positive cases of Covid-19 reported in Suffolk County Monday, out of just under 4,000 tests, bringing the total number of people who have tested positive for the disease to 41,010. An additional 18,122 people in Suffolk have tested positive for antibodies to the virus. The county saw a decrease of eight people hospitalized in the 24-hour period ending June 20, bringing the total number of hospitalizations to 90, while six more people were admitted to intensive care with Covid, bringing the ICU total to 27 people. In all, 63 percent of Suffolk’s hospital beds are currently occupied. Seventeen people were discharged from Suffolk hospitals in the past 24 hours, and there was one death, bringing the county’s death toll to 1,965.

• The Southold Town Board will hold a special meeting and work session this morning to discuss the town’s enforcement of Covid-19 related restrictions. The meeting, which will not be open to the public due to the aforementioned virus, can be viewed live online here.

• The Southampton Town Board meets this evening at 6 p.m. The public cannot attend this meeting either, due to the coronavirus, but the agenda is online here, and the video of the meeting will be online here.

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

June 23
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:23 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:31 a.m., 11:35 p.m.
Greenport: 12:19 a.m., 1 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:12 a.m., 1:52 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:14 a.m., 12:55 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:41 a.m., 2:22 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:48 a.m., 2:29 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 11:24 a.m., 11:24 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:33 a.m., 9:33 p.m.

June 24
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:27 a.m., 1:10 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:18 p.m.
Greenport: 1:04 a.m., 1:47 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:57 a.m., 2:38 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:59 a.m., 1:42 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:26 a.m., 3:09 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:33 a.m., 3:!6 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:14 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:23 a.m., 10:23 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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