Gurney’s Inn General Manager Paul Monte has been named this year’s grand marshal of the Montauk Friends of Erin St. Patrick’s Day parade. The announcement was made at the Friends of Erin Pub Quiz at Gurney’s Inn on Friday. There are 56 days left until the March 23 parade.
• As part of the continuing effort to keep Plum Island from being sold by the federal government, Congressman Tim Bishop, Senators Charles Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand and other lawmakers recently wrote to new Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson urging him to keep the animal disease research center there open. The feds had planned to only keep the research center open until 2020, while a replacement facility is built in Kansas.
• The Teeny Awards and East End Arts are sponsoring a panel discussion tonight on what it takes to make it on Broadway at the NFCT with producer and director Tina Andrews, singer and songwriter Wade Preston, actor and dancer Avery Ragsdale and dancer and choreographer Kinberly Schafer. More information is online here.
• Get a team together tomorrow night and get your bowling shoes out to help Riverhead CAP help kids in Riverhead make smart choices about drugs and alcohol. CAP will hold its Bowling Bonanza at the All Star in Riverhead beginning at 7 p.m. More information is online here.
• The Southold and Southampton town boards meet tomorrow.