• Today will be sunny, with a high near 71 degrees and a northeast wind 3 to 6 miles per hour. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 44. Friday will be sunny, with a high near 71, and Saturday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 69 and a 30 percent chance of showers after 1 p.m.
• Southampton Town Board members will discuss council members’ projects at their 10 a.m. work session this morning, followed by a special meeting at noon to adopt several changes to the 2017 town budget. The board will then hold a special work session this evening at 6 p.m. at the Speonk-Remsenburg Elementary School to discuss the controversial proposed Speonk Commons project. More information is online here.
• The Riverhead Town Board will discuss the Long Island Regional Council’s 2016 Strategic Plan, water service agreements and 6333 Realty Corp at their 10 a.m. work session this morning. Their full agenda is online here.
• Out in the natural world, the East Hampton Trails Preservation Society is hosting its first hike of the seal haulout season on the Seal Haulout Trail in Montauk this morning, Oct. 6 at 10 a.m. More information is online here. [Free]
• Also today, the Long Island Native Plant Initiative is joining up with several environmental agencies to launch the first of three pitch pine cone harvesting gatherings in the Central Pine Barrens. Volunteers will meet at Hubbard County Park in Hampton Bays from 1 to 4 p.m. More information is online here.
• Herbalist Heather Cusack will lead an exploration herb garden at Cutchogue’s Downs Farm Preserve for Group for the East End this afternoon at 4 p.m. Bring $5 for materials per family or person and if you have bucket of compost, bring it to add to the garden. More information is online here.
• The Hamptons International Film Festival begins today and continues through Columbus Day weekend, centered around public venues in East Hampton. Plan accordingly when traveling in the area, and get info on taking in some films online here.
• The East Hampton Town Board will hold public hearings on a proposed business construction moratorium in Wainscott and on the town’s Section 8 Administrative Plan at their 6:30 p.m. meeting this evening. Their full agenda is online here.
• Jamie Reason and Joseph Jannsen, contributing writers on Long Island decoys and makers for Decoy Magazine, will discuss the work of Shinnecock decoy carver Charles Sumner Bunn (1865-1952) in a special Book & Bottle presentation tonight at 6 p.m. at the Suffolk County Historical Museum. More information is online here. [$5/Members Free]
• Southampton residents, you have just one day left to respond to a survey about what you’d like to see at the ocean beach facilities at Ponquogue Beach in Hampton Bays. The survey, which closes Oct. 7, is online here.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
MTK Hbr: 1:06 a.m., 1:24 p.m.
Orient: 2:07 a.m., 2:25 p.m.
Greenport: 2:35 a.m., 2:53 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 2:30 a.m., 2:48 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 3:57 a.m., 4:15 p.m.
S. JPT: 4:04 a.m., 4:22 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:14 a.m., 11:41 p.m.
MTK Hbr: 1:57 a.m., 2:16 p.m.
Orient: 2:58 a.m., 3:17 p.m.
Greenport: 3:26 a.m., 3:45 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 3:21 a.m., 3:40 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 4:48 a.m., 5:07 p.m.
S. JPT: 4:55 a.m., 5:14 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:59 a.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.