• Today will be sunny, with a high near 31 degrees but wind chill values between zero and 10, with a west wind 6 to 9 miles per hour, becoming south in the afternoon. We’re expecting snow overnight and into Thursday, with blizzard conditions and accumulations of four to nine inches possible. The high temperature Thursday is expected to be around 28 degrees, with wind chill values between 10 and 15. Friday will be mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 15.
• New Democratic East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc pledged to work on drinking water safety, protect the town from climate change and honor the town’s history, while meeting the needs of residents impacted by few low-cost housing options, opioid abuse and increasing traffic in his inaugural address Jan. 2. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• State Assemblyman Fred Thiele announced Tuesday that the Ransome Japanese Bridge on Shelter Island has been listed on the State Register of Historic Places. This bridge is one of only two known surviving bridges built by Ernest L. Ransome, a pioneer in reinforced concrete construction. It has also been nominated to the National Register of Historic Places. The 60-foot-long bridge, which follows a low bell curve in profile, is painted red and white and sits on Clark’s Cove. It was reportedly built in the early 20th Century and is located at “Presdeleau,” the former summer estate of Francis Marion Smith. Known as “the Borax King,” Smith was a leader in the mining and marketing of Borax, a whitening agent that is still used in cleaning detergents, cosmetics and more.
• The Southampton Town Board will hold its annual organizational meeting this afternoon at 1 p.m. and the Southampton Town Trustees will hold their organizational meeting this afternoon at 3 p.m.
• The Riverhead Town Board holds its next regular meeting this afternoon at 2 p.m. The agenda was not available when the Morning Bulletin was posted.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.