Good Chilly Morning!
• Good luck getting out from between the blankets this morning! No, you weren’t crazy if you saw some snowflakes up in the skies over the East End yesterday afternoon. Unfortunately, we’re not expecting it to warm up too much today. Wind chill values between 20 and 30 early, and we’re looking at a high near 48 degrees this afternoon, after the north wind moves over to the west. It will be partly cloudy tonight, with a low around 38 degrees. Tomorrow is expected to be more seasonable, with mostly sunny skies and a high near 66 degrees and we’re expecting partly sunny skies and a high near 69 degrees on Wednesday.
• The downtown Montauk beach replenishment plan officially began work Friday, Oct. 16, after a federal judge declined environmental groups’ call for an injunction preventing the project from going forward. More information on the project and the case is online here.
• As the North Fork Community Theatre in Mattituck kicks off its fall season with its production of “Little Shop of Horrors” next week, the theater is in the home stretch of a fundraising campaign to begin interior renovations on the theater. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• Southold Town’s Housing Advisory Commission is hosting a public forum this Thursday, Oct. 22, to explain the town’s housing needs and offer resources to people who need to find affordable housing. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• The Riverhead News-Review will host debates for Riverhead Town Board and Town Supervisor tonight, Oct. 19 at Riverhead’s Polish Hall at 7 p.m. More information is online here.
• The Long Island Rail Road is conducting track testing on the Montauk branch this week, and customers on the East End will need to take buses to reach their destinations this Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 20 & 21. On Tuesday, passengers travelling between Patchogue and Montauk will take buses to their final destination. The LIRR is asking eastbound customers to expect up to 41 minutes of additional travel time. Westbound passengers will board busses up to an hour and five minutes later than usual, and are expected to experience up to 32 minutes of additional travel time. On Wednesday, passengers will be taking buses between Speonk and Montauk. Eastbound passengers are being asked to expect 28 minutes of additional travel time and westbound passengers will board buses up to an hour and sixteen minutes later than usual and are expecting 27 minutes of additional travel time.
• The next informational meeting to explain the Superstorm Sandy fishery recovery grant program is will be this Thursday, Oct. 22 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the clubhouse at Montauk Downs State Park Golf Course, 50 South Fairview Ave., Montauk, NY. More information on the program is online here.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.