This Morning’s Bulletin — 8.11.20

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting patchy fog before 8 a.m. today, but otherwise it will be mostly cloudy through mid morning, then clearing, with a high near 87 degrees and a south wind 6 to 9 miles per hour. We’re expecting patchy fog after 2 a.m. overnight, with increasing clouds and a low around 70. We’re expecting partly sunny skies on Wednesday, with a high near 87. There’s a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Thursday, with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 85.

• Southold Town holds a public hearing via Zoom at 3 p.m. this afternoon on a controversial proposal to use the power of eminent domain to take a piece of property on the corner of the Main Road and New Suffolk Avenue in Mattituck from the Brinkmann hardware store company for a public park — the Brinkmanns plan to build a large hardware store on the corner. Here’s more info on signing in to the public hearing, and here’s the agenda for the meeting. Former North Fork Environmental Council President Bill Toedter weighs in on the proposal here, and the Brinkmanns have garnered hundreds of signatures on a petition opposed to the proposal. We’re not expecting action from the town board today — stay tuned to our website for more details this evening.

• Suffolk County reported 58 new cases of Covid-19 in the 24 hours ending Monday, with 1.4 percent of those tested testing positive. There were no new fatalities in the county from the virus on Monday. Thirty-one people remained hospitalized, a decrease of 10 since Sunday, with five patients in ICU.

• The Southampton Town Board meets at 1 p.m. today — they’re slated to hold public hearings on the lease of property at 112 Old Country Road in Westhampton for a community center and on several CPF matters. To register to speak at the public hearings, follow these instructions. Here’s the meeting agenda.

• The East Hampton Town Board is slated to discuss parking restrictions in the Amagansett municipal lot and the town’s 2019 financial report at its 11 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda and the video will be live here.

• The Greenport American Legion at 102 Third Street continues to hosts New York Blood Center blood drives today and every Tuesday through Sept. 8 from 1 to 7 p.m. There is a serious need for local blood donations, as many blood drives have been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. To make an appointment, visit www.nybc.org or call 1.800.933.2566.

• The Southampton Town Highway Department announced Monday that it will collect storm-related brush from Tropical Storm Isaias this Wednesday, August 12. The town had waived brush disposal fees at its transfer stations over this past weekend, but that order has since expired.

• Southampton Town is in the midst of a series of virtual public forums designed to get community input on how best to reshape the face of housing in an area that is currently plagued by a crisis in affordability. The next session, focusing on the East Quogue, is this evening at 7 p.m. Here’s some more information about the project. 

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

August 11
Plum Gut Harbor: 4:04 a.m., 4:39 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 4:04 a.m., 4:39 p.m.
Greenport: 4:41 a.m., 5:16 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:23 a.m., 5:42 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:36 a.m., 5:11 p.m.
New Suffolk: 6:03 a.m., 6:38 p.m.
South Jamesport: 6:10 a.m., 6:45 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 2:53 a.m., 3:18 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:02 a.m., 1:27 p.m.

August 12
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:03 a.m., 5:36 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:03 a.m., 5:36 p.m.
Greenport: 5:40 a.m., 6:13 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 6:18 a.m., 6:34 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 5:35 a.m., 6:08 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:02 a.m., 7:35 p.m.
South Jamesport: 7:09 a.m., 7:42 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 3:41 a.m., 4:02 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:50 a.m., 2:11 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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