• We’re expecting patchy frost before 9 a.m. today, but otherwise it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 56 degrees and an east wind 5 to 8 miles per hour. Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 46. There’s a 70 percent chance of rain after 2 p.m. tomorrow, and it’s expected to continue raining heavily Wednesday night, with clearing skies and a high near 65 on Thursday.
• The Riverhead Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Meet the Candidates Forum at Martha Clara Vineyards tonight, Oct. 27 from 7 to 9 p.m. Candidates for Riverhead Town Supervisor, Councilpersons, Assessor and Town Justice will be on hand to answer questions from the audience in this “relaxed, non-debate” forum. More information is online here.
• Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell and Town Comptroller John Cushman will host an informational meeting on the town’s proposed 2016 budget tonight, Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. in the Town Hall meeting room. Comments and questions are welcome at the meeting. Official budget hearings will be held on Nov. 4 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
• All of our esteemed local town boards have a bye week from meetings this week, with the exception of Southampton Town’s public hearing Thursday on the Riverside Revitalization Action Plan, which often happens this late in the month, but also gives board members extra time this week for the sprint to Election Day. The Southampton hearing will be held at 6 p.m. at the Phillips Avenue School in Riverside.
• Marian Lindberg will discuss her recent memoir “The End of the Rainy Season: Discovering My Family’s Hidden Past in Brazil.” at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton tonight at 7 p.m. More information is online here. [Free]
• The Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt and the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton are hosting a full Hunter’s Moon walk at the museum tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. More information is online here. [Free]
• The Quogue Wildlife Refuge is hosting some good old-fashioned pumpkin carving on their front lawn from 3:30 to 5 p.m. today. Attendees can choose a pumpkin from their patch or bring one of their own. More information is online here. [$5/person]
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.