• We’re expecting increasing clouds throughout the day, with a high near 57 degrees. It will be breezy, with a west wind 11 to 16 miles per hour, increasing to 17 to 22 miles per hour, with gusts up to 34. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 38. Saturday will be sunny, with a high near 47 degrees. Sunday will be sunny, with a high near 56, and Monday will be sunny, with a high near 57 degrees.
• The East Hampton Town Trustees’ annual Largest Clam Contest was originally scheduled for that horrible windy, rainy weekend in early October when we weren’t sure whether Hurricane Joaquin would head our way. The good news in all of that is that it was rescheduled for this Sunday, which is expected to be somewhat chillier but certainly less windy and rainy than the original date. Full details are online here.
• King Kullen in Riverhead closed its doors yesterday, and, despite all the grocery store upheaval that we’ve seen all around the East End in the past few months, this closing is the one that really hit us in the gut. Our full story is online here.
• The Brecknock Hall Foundation in Greenport is unveiling some never-before-seen whaling artifacts this weekend. Our full story is online here.
• There are several cool birding programs on the North Fork this weekend, including a North Fork Audubon presentation on building a pollinator garden with Mark Haubner Friday night, an EMCA presentation on four-season birding in East Marion and a birding hike through Hallockville with MaryLaura Lamont on Saturday morning. The Beacon’s full listings are online here.
• Pianist Paolo Bartolani will entrance audiences this Sunday at 3 p.m. in a special free concert in Mattituck in honor of Cutchogue composer Douglas Moore, featuring contemporary composers working on Long Island today. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• The Beacon’s full events calendar for the weeks ahead is online here.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.