• Today will be sunny, with a high near 58 degrees but wind chill values between 20 and 30 early. The wind will be out of the east around 7 miles per hour, becoming south in the afternoon. Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 44. Wednesday will be partly sunny, with a high near 67. There’s a 50 percent chance of showers after 11 a.m. Thursday, but otherwise it will be cloudy, with a high near 71.
• The Southold Town Board has a packed work session agenda this morning, beginning with a closed executive session to discuss proposed land acquisition at 9 a.m. They are scheduled to begin their public work session at 9:30 a.m., with discussions on the police department’s radio system financing, a clean energy community designation, water conservation, the town dog park, a road paving plan, landmark designation recommendation, the Living Shoreline Project at Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Southold marine station and a discussion on agricultural land use. There are no public hearings scheduled for the board’s 4:30 p.m. regular meeting. The full agenda is online here.
• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss YMCA programming, preferred parking for electric vehicles at town hall, affordable housing legislation and a budget update at their 10 a.m. work session this morning at town hall. Their full agenda is online here.
• The Riverhead Town Board will hold public hearings on the town’s 2017 budget, amendments to the town’s solid waste code, Community Development Block Grant Fund needs, a special permit application for a new retirement community at 450 Middle Road and a special permit application for North Fork Auto Body at 26 Edgar Avenue in Aquebogue. Their full agenda is online here.
• The Shelter Island Town Board is slated to discuss a community housing proposal, short term rentals and site plan review at their 1 p.m. work session this afternoon. Their full agenda is online here.
• Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell, who recently began to hold evening office hours on Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m., will be devoting his office hours tomorrow, Nov. 2, to answering questions regarding the town’s proposed 2017 budget. The public is also encouraged to attend the budget hearings at either 4 or 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9. To make an appointment to speak with the supervisor, call 631.765.1889.
• There’s plenty to do this Saturday in the natural world on the East End: The Peconic Estuary Program is holding a rain garden workshop at the Big Duck in Flanders, Group for the East End is running the annual Goldsmith Inlet Cleanup in Peconic, Quogue Wildlife Refuge hosts their annual Bird Seed sale and the South Fork Natural History Museum has planned a tour of Open Minded Organics in Bridgehampton. Our full nature listings are online here.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
MTK Hbr: 10:39 a.m., 11:08 p.m.
Orient: 11:40 a.m.
Greenport: 12:08 a.m.
Sag Hbr: 12:03 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 1:15 a.m., 1:30 p.m.
S. JPT: 1:22 a.m., 1:37 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:46 a.m., 9:05 p.m.
MTK Hbr: 11:21 a.m., 11:53 p.m.
Orient: 12:09 a.m., 12:22 p.m.
Greenport: 12:37 a.m., 12:50 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 12:32 a.m., 12:45 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 1:59 a.m., 2:12 p.m.
S. JPT: 2:06 a.m., 2:19 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:21 a.m., 9:43 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.