Pictured Above: Dozens of supporters of the Postal Service gathered outside the Greenport Post Office Saturday morning as the U.S. House of Representatives met in a special session to put together a funding bill for the agency. The crowd shouted slogans like “We Want Stamps” and “Don’t Mess with the USPS.” East End Congressman Lee Zeldin voted against the measure, which passed the House of Representatives in a 257-150 vote later Saturday.

Good Morning!

• Today will be partly sunny, with a high temperature near 86 degrees and a southwest wind 3 to 6 miles per hour. There’s a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10 p.m. this evening, with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 71. Tuesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 89 and a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. Wednesday will be sunny, with a high near 82.

• East End Congressman Lee Zeldin is slated to give a prime time address at the Republican National Convention this Wednesday. Mr. Zeldin said on Twitter Saturday that he is “honored to be addressing our great nation in prime-time Wednesday night during the @GOPconvention and represent the hardworking people of Long Island as our country approaches the most important election of our lifetime.”

• Southold Town released the final draft of its latest comprehensive plan, in the works for nearly a decade, on Aug. 7, and will be accepting feedback at a Zoom public hearing tomorrow, Tuesday, Aug. 25 and by email. Here are more details.

• The East End is falling far behind the nation and the county in responding to this year’s U.S. Census, as Census workers fan out across the region to contact people who did not respond to the self-reporting questionnaire sent out this spring. Here’s our full story.

• Suffolk County reported 42 new cases of Covid-19 in the 24 hours ending Aug. 23, with .8 percent of people tested testing positive. Forty-one people are currently hospitalized with the virus in the county, with 11 people in intensive care. In total, 2,001 people have died from the virus in the county since the pandemic began.

• The Oysterponds Historical Society has extended the deadline to submit entries to its summer “Secret Postcard Project” auction — postcards will now be accepted up until bidding begins on Aug. 31. Here are more details.

• 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:

August 24
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:22 a.m., 2:58 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:30 a.m., 2:06 p.m.
Greenport: 2:59 a.m., 3:35 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:58 a.m., 4:26 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 2:54 a.m., 3:30 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:21 a.m., 4:57 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:28 a.m., 5:04 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 1:33 a.m., 2:12 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:21 a.m.

August 25
Plum Gut Harbor: 3:22 a.m., 4 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 2:30 a.m., 3:08 p.m.
Greenport: 3:59 a.m., 4:37 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:58 a.m., 5:24 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:54 a.m., 4:32 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:21 a.m., 4:57 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5:28 a.m., 6:06 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 2:31 a.m., 3:08 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:40 a.m., 1:17 p.m.

And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.

Beth Young
Beth Young is an award-winning local journalist who has been covering the East End since the 1990s. She began her career at the Sag Harbor Express and, after receiving her Masters from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, has reported for the Southampton Press, the East Hampton Press and the Times/Review Media Group. She founded the East End Beacon website in 2013, and a print edition in 2017. Beth was born and raised on the North Fork. In her spare time, she 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

One thought on “This Morning’s Bulletin — 8.24.20

  1. I do not know why so many people are worried about the mail. We never had a problem before and I always mailed my letters with a nice stamp. I do not use the computer to pay my bills nor do I send many emails. I vote in person and never had a problem. I think people are making up crazy ideas about this. We have lovely postman and woman delivering our mail. When I lived in the Bronx, NYC until I retired, many times over the years I would go downstairs and find the postbox gone! I thought I went crazy. They said at the Connor Station they took it away. Not until about 3 to 4 months later it was returned. Don’t fret. Stop blaming the President of the United States for the Postal Service!

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