• Today will be sunny, with a high near 38 degrees but wind chill values between 20 and 25. The wind will be out of the west at 17 to 22 miles per hour. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 20. There’s a 30 percent chance of showers after 4 p.m. tomorrow, but otherwise it will be partly sunny, with a high near 44. There’s a 20 percent chance of snow showers before noon Wednesday, but otherwise it will be partly sunny, with a high near 33 degrees.
• Riverhead High School’s Blue Masques had to cancel their Sunday matinée of “Bye Bye Birdie” yesterday afternoon, after a fire broke out in a portable classroom to the north of the high school. Volunteer firefighters quickly contained the fire, and school is continuing today as scheduled. We’re waiting to hear if the performance will be rescheduled. We’ll have more details as soon as they are available.
• In the world of weather observers, Richard Hendrickson was a legend. Every day, for more than 80 years, he took to his backyard Bridgehampton weather station to document the temperature and winds, rainfall and snow totals. Mr. Hendrickson died Saturday at the age of 103 at the Westhampton Care Center. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• In the dead of this winter, board-treaders are bringing some dark tales, designed to toy with the recesses of our minds, to stages all across the East End. Three local theater companies are opening new productions this coming weekend. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• Crossroads Music in Amagansett has closed, leaving a big hole in the lives of musicians on the East End, but Innersleeve Records, also in Amagansett, will pick up a good portion of their accessory lines, including strings, picks, capos and cables. They also have David Bowie‘s final album, “Blackstar,” released Friday, on vinyl.
• East End Opry continues at Fresh in Bridgehampton tonight beginning at 6:30 p.m., with performances by Timothy Roepe, Andy Aledort and Paul Fried. More information is online here.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.