• We’re expecting periods of drizzle or light rain before 1 p.m. early today, turning to all rain after 1 p.m., with a high near 46 degrees and an east wind 15 to 18 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 28 mph. We’re expecting more rain overnight, with a low around 42. Wednesday will be partly sunny, with a high near 49 degrees and a 20 percent chance of afternoon showers. Thursday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 37.
• A group of local residents is meeting at Congressman Lee Zeldin’s East End office in at 30 West Main Street in Riverhead this morning at 10:30 a.m. to express their concerns about national issues ranging from health care repeal to immigration reform to climate change. Our full story will be online later today.
• The Southold Town Board will discuss the police radio project, the status of the town fleet, and advertisements for members of the town’s new Water Conservation Committee and Audit Committee at their 9 a.m. work session this morning, which will be followed by their annual organizational meeting at 11 a.m. There are no public hearings scheduled for their 4:30 p.m. regular meeting. The agenda for the work session and regular meeting is online here and the agenda for the organizational meeting is online here.
• The East Hampton Town Board holds their annual organizational meeting this morning at 10 a.m. in the town hall meeting room. Their full agenda is online here.
The East Hampton Healthcare Foundation and Southampton Hospital will co-sponsor a free community Health Fair at the Most Holy Trinity School (77 Buell Lane, East Hampton) this Friday, Jan. 6 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Highlights include free health screenings (cholesterol, blood pressure, HIV, and colorectal), and appointments for no-cost mammogram and pap tests (for uninsured women over the age of 40).
• The Sag Harbor restaurant Page at 63 Main Street is inviting volunteer firefighters from Sag Harbor and the surrounding districts who battled the Dec. 16 Main Street fire to enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer this Sunday, Jan. 8 from 3 to 5 p.m., after which the event will open to the public with a cash bar at 5 p.m. The Sag Harbor Fire Department will be raising money to help people in the community that are in need or have suffered a loss. Friends of Shane Dyckman and Tisha Collette, who lost their businesses to the fire, have also set up a Crowdrise fundraiser for them.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
MTK Hbr: 12:11 a.m., 12:19 p.m.
Orient: 1:12 a.m., 1:20 p.m.
Greenport: 1:40 a.m., 1:48 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 1:35 a.m., 1:43 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 3:02 a.m., 3:10 p.m.
S. JPT: 3:09 a.m., 3:17 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:21 a.m., 10:58 p.m.
MTK Hbr: 12:59 a.m., 1:10 p.m.
Orient: 2 a.m., 2:11 p.m.
Greenport: 2:28 a.m., 2:39 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 2:23 a.m., 2:34 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 3:50 a.m., 4:01 p.m.
S. JPT: 3:57 a.m., 4:08 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:15 a.m., 11:52 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.