This Morning’s Bulletin!
• We’re expecting a slight chance of light snow before 10 a.m. today, but otherwise it will be partly sunny, with a high near 36 degrees and wind chills between 15 and 25, due to a west wind at 9 to 16 mph. Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. Friday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 47. We’re expecting rain Saturday, mainly before noon, with a high near 49 degrees.
• Hampton Coffee Company, the South Fork coffee company known for its civic involvement, is opening a new coffee shop in the former Go Solar building on Route 25 in Aquebogue. They will be opening for business in the renovated former gas station this Sunday at 8 a.m., and will hold a grand opening ribbon cutting at noon. The new shop will be the only local coffee shop in Riverhead Town. Hampton Coffee Company roasts its own coffee on site each morning and has on-site bakeries at each of its four locations, in Water Mill, Southampton, Westhampton Beach and now Aquebogue. Proceeds from the opening day sales will go to HUGS to help keep East End kids off of drugs.
• Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming joined the family and friends of Brendan Snow at the Montauk Fire House on Sunday, January 10th to recognize his achievement of the highest scouting rank, the Eagle Award. Snow is only the 12th Scout from Montauk to become an Eagle; only 3% of Scouts nation-wide achieve this status. In order to become an Eagle Scout, Snow orchestrated a service project to build bleachers at the Montauk School baseball field. Snow earned 26 merit badges and served Troop 136 as Patrol Leader, Senior Patrol Leader, and Troop Guide.
• East End Arts is launching a new concert band for beginning musicians over the age of 50, and they’re holding an open house next Wednesday, Jan. 20 from 10 a.m. to noon at the band’s rehearsal space at Southold’s Peconic Lane Community Center at 970 Peconic Lane. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• The play “Sordid Lives” opens tonight at the Southampton Cultural Center and the play “Dead Accounts” opens tonight at the Hampton Theatre Company in Quogue. “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” opens at the North Fork Community Theatre in Mattituck tomorrow night. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• The Riverhead Town Board meets this morning at 9:30 a.m. to discuss resolutions and to hold public hearings on three unsafe buildings. Their full agenda is online here.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.