This Morning’s Bulletin — 8.23.22

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting cloudy skies this morning, gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high temperature near 84 degrees and a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 9 miles per hour in the afternoon. We’re expecting a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight tonight, with skies clearing overnight and a low around 67. Wednesday will be sunny, with a high near 86, and Thursday will be sunny, with a high near 87.

• Congressional primary elections are today from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., and on the East End there is just one primary, for the Republican nomination to run for the First Congressional District seat currently held by Lee Zeldin, who is running for governor. Here’s our coverage of the League of Women Voters’ recent debate for this seat.

• The Southold Town Board will discuss outreach regarding the current water crisis, proposed legislation regarding house size and a possible change of zone for a proposed affordable housing complex on Depot Lane at its 9 a.m. work session this morning. The board is slated to vote on whether to allow an Affordable Housing Overlay District on a Route 48, Cutchogue property slated to be developed as affordable housing, and to hold a public hearing on a 44-acre Community Preservation Fund land purchase on Laurel Avenue in Southold at its 4:30 p.m. regular meeting this afternoon. Here’s the agenda for both meetings. The work session can be viewed live here and the regular meeting can be viewed live here.

• The Southampton Town Board will hold public hearings on use of Community Preservation Fund money for water quality projects and on several parking and speed limit-related issues at its 6 p.m. regular meeting this evening. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live here.

• Suffolk County Vector Control will be spraying numerous salt marshes throughout the county with the mosquito larvicides Bti and methoprene today and tomorrow from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Here’s more info.

Suffolk County reported 310 new cases of Covid-19 on Sunday, Aug. 21, with 8.9 percent of people tested testing positive. As of Aug. 19, there were 188 hospitalized people in the county who had tie virus, with 48 percent of them hospitalized due to Covid and 17 of them in intensive care. The county reported one new fatality from the virus, bringing the death toll here to 4,544 people since March of 2020.

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

August 23
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:04 a.m., 8:27 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:12 a.m., 7:35 p.m.
Greenport: 8:41 a.m., 9:04 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:30 a.m., 9:45 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:36 a.m., 8:59 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:03 a.m., 10:26 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:10 a.m., 10:33 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 7:02 a.m., 7:18 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:11 a.m., 5:27 p.m.

August 24
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:47 a.m., 9:08 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:55 a.m., 8:16 p.m.
Greenport: 9:24 a.m., 9:45 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:17 a.m., 10:30 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:19 a.m., 9:40 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:46 a.m., 11:07 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:53 a.m., 11:14 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 7:53 a.m., 8:05 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:02 a.m., 6:14 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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