• Southold’s Conservation Advisory Council, which advises the Town Trustees before they vote on projects that affect the town’s coastline, wants Southold to prepare a “full-blown assessment of what is going on out there” along the erosion-bitten coast, but the town board seems relatively disinterested in the proposal. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• Registration for the inaugural Suffolk County Marathon and Half Marathon, to be held on Sun., Sept. 13, is officially open to the public. Residents and visitors can register at SuffolkMarathon.com. The race, on a course that will begin at Heckscher State Park and wind through the downtowns of Oakdale, Sayville, Bayport, Blue Point and Patchogue, will benefit veterans in the county. It has also been designated as a Boston Marathon qualifier.
• The Ellen Hermanson Foundation has awarded Southampton Hospital two grants totaling $295,000 to fund technology and patient support services at The Ellen Hermanson Breast Center. A grant of $170,700 will be used to purchase a Tomosynthesis 3-D Imaging System at the Medical Atrium in Hampton Bays, and $70,700 will be used for diagnostic and treatment technology including a new DEXA system and Radioactive Seed Localization. The grant of $124,300 will fund Ellen’s Well services, including an oncological social worker, the annual “Day of Renewal and Hope,” the “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” program, and transportation for cancer patients undergoing treatment.
• Tonight is Poetry Night with Tyler Armstrong & Friends at Wölffer Estate Vineyards in Sagaponack, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tonight’s theme is Ice & Snow. Share your darkest, coldest writing to break the ice and thaw our frozen hearts. More information is online here.
• Funding for a proposed footbridge across the Peconic River from Riverside to Riverhead wasn’t approved by New York State this year. Southampton and Riverhead towns had requested $500,000 for the project, which they didn’t receive because their application wasn’t deemed complete by the state, according to town officials.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.