This Morning’s Bulletin — 8.13.20

Good Morning!

• It will be mostly cloudy today, with a high temperature near 84 degrees and a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, some of which could produce heavy rain. There’s a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms this evening, mainly before 7 p.m., with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 69. Friday will be partly sunny, with a high near 83 and a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 82.

• Southold Town has 90 days from Tuesday to adopt a Findings Statement to support its proposal to use the power of eminent domain to acquire a property on a hotly contested corner on the Main Road in Mattituck. Read The Beacon’s full story.

• Suffolk County reported 55 new cases of Covid-19 in the 24 hours ending Aug. 13, with 1.1 percent of people tested testing positive. Forty-two people are currently hospitalized in Suffolk with the virus, an increase of nine, with six patients in ICU, an increase of three. There are no new fatalities and the county’s death toll stands at 1,998 people.

• This evening is the second installment of the Riverhead Business Improvement District’s “Dine on 25,” from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., in which downtown Riverhead will be shut down to vehicle traffic to encourage dining in the streets. Here are some more details. The program continues on one more Thursday in August.

• 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 Riverside, Northampton and Flanders,, is this evening at 7 p.m. Here’s some more information about the project. 

• The Riverhead Town Board will discuss a proposed 12-month moratorium on solar projects and two special permit applications, for a brewery on East Main Street in Riverhead and a medical office on the Main Road in Aquebogue, at its 10 a.m. work session this morning. The agenda is here and the meeting can be viewed online here.

• The Southampton Town Board will discuss a change of zoning application for Strong’s Marina in North Sea at its 10 a.m. work session this morning. The meeting can be viewed here.

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

August 13
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:02 a.m., 6:29 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:02 a.m., 6:29 p.m.
Greenport: 6:39 a.m., 7:06 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 7:14 a.m., 7:29 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 6:34 a.m., 7:01 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:01 a.m., 8:28 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:08 a.m., 8:35 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 4:34 a.m., 4:53 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:43 a.m., 3:02 p.m.

August 14
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:56 a.m., 7:18 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:56 a.m., 7:18 p.m.
Greenport: 7:33 a.m., 7:55 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:11 a.m., 8:24 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:28 a.m., 7:50 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:55 a.m., 9:17 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:02 a.m., 9:24 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 5:33 a.m., 5:50 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:42 a.m., 3:59 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

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