• Today will start out cloudy, gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 44 degrees and a west wind 7 to 17 miles per hour. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 16. We’ll see increasing clouds tomorrow, with a high near 40. There’s a 20 percent chance of rain and snow showers Friday, but otherwise it will be partly sunny, with a high near 39.
• Hampton Bays native Julie Lofstad was victorious by a wide margin Tuesday night in the special election to fill the Southampton Town Board seat vacated by Bradley Bender. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• Riverside Rediscovered, which worked last year on issues ranging from zoning changes to reconfiguring the traffic circle to improving recreational activities for the blighted hamlet of Riverside, will host a New Years Meet-Up tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. to discuss goals for 2016. The meeting will be held at Riverside Rediscovered’s headquarters at 108 Peconic Avenue. RSVP to 631.591.3926 or email@example.com. Light refreshments will be served.
• The Eighth Annual Rockin’ for the Homeless will be this Saturday night, Jan. 30, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Riverhead Polish Hall, raising money for the Johns Place homeless shelter. The Lone Sharks, Who Are Those Guys and Boot Scoot Boogie will perform. Tickets are $35 at the door. More information is online here.
• The Great Bonac Chili Cookoff, a Clamshell Foundation project to raise money for church meals and college scholarships throughout East Hampton Town, will be held this Sunday, Jan. 31 at the Amagansett American Legion Hall from 1 to 4 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for ages 6 to 16. More information is online here.
• The second set of East Hampton rental registry workshops will be held today at East Hampton Town Hall at 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. More information is online here.
• Have you always wanted to grow an oyster or a clam or a scallop? Well, there are plenty of places surrounding the Peconic Bay where you can learn to be a shellfish farmer. Find out more in the Peconic Bathtub.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.