• We’re expecting temperatures of near 50 degrees under sunny skies today, and it’s promising to be the most pleasant day of the week. Pack your jogging shoes and do a couple speedwalking laps around the office on your lunch break.
• Just when you thought we’d finished a season of relentless electioneering, Congressional candidate and State Senator Lee Zeldin kicked off his 2014 campaign for Tim Bishop’s first congressional seat on Friday. Mr. Zeldin, who ran against Mr. Bishop in 2008, told about 500 supporters at the Portuguese American Center in Farmingville that he wants to change the way business is done in Washington. Meanwhile, Mr. Bishop was busy Friday thanking the U.S. Treasury Department for ensuring that volunteer fire companies do not have to provide health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, as if to prove the day-to-day realities of governing are far more mundane than this biennial round of fisticuffs.
• In case you didn’t go to church yesterday, you can watch Rev. Dr. Peter Kelley’s sermon at the First Presbyterian Church of Southold online here. Why not? It’s the digital age, even in Southold.
• This harp seal who was chilling on Smith Point Beach yesterday wasn’t at all interested in being rescued by The Riverhead Foundation. Biologists who responded to a call of the seal on the beach found him to be very alert, aggressive and better off left alone for observation. They’re still urging anyone who spots stranded sea animals on the beaches to call 631.369.9829 so they can check them out.