• Today will be partly sunny, with a high near 71 degrees and a southwest wind 8 to 14 miles per hour. There’s a 30 percent chance of showers this evening, but otherwise it will be partly cloudy, with a low around 45. Tomorrow will be mostly sunny, with a high near 57, Saturday will be sunny, with a high near 53 and there’s a 30 percent chance of showers on Sunday, but otherwise it will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 62.
• The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons Southampton debate will be held tonight, Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. at the Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton. Candidates for county legislature, town board and town supervisor will participate in three separate debates. More information is online here.
• Route 25 on the North Fork in Jamesport is closed this morning between Manor Lane and Herricks Lane while awaiting repairs of downed power lines due to an accident last night. Crews from PSEG-Long Island are expected to arrive before 9 a.m. to begin work.
• • Southold Town’s Housing Advisory Commission is hosting a public forum tonight, 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 Town Board will discuss its much-derided proposed medical marijuana moratorium, the winter farmers market and alternative septic systems at their 10 a.m. work session this morning. Their full agenda is online here.
• Southold Town celebrated its very own Back to the Future Day yesterday by burying a time capsule, to be opened in 2040, on the 375th anniversary of the founding of the town. Our pictures of the burial are online here.
• The Hampton Theatre Company in Quogue launches into its 31st season today with “An Inspector Calls,” a British thriller unlike any you have seen before. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• Venus, Mars and Jupiter will spend the next week, beginning tonight, as close together in the sky as they’ll be until 2021. They’re best viewed in the eastern sky just before dawn, and are expected to be at their closest alignment next Monday, Oct. 26.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.