• We’re expecting showers today, mainly before 3 p.m., with a high near 56 degrees and a southeast wind 10 to 17 miles per hour, becoming west in the afternoon. The chance of precipitation is 80 percent. Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 36. Friday will be sunny and breezy, with a high near 48 but wind chill values between 25 and 35 early, with a northwest wind 16 to 21 miles per hour, gusting as high as 31. Saturday will be partly sunny, with a high near 60 and a 20 percent chance of showers after 3 p.m.
• Congressman Lee Zeldin wants your thoughts on the U.S. House of Representatives’ tax reform bill and the effect of the removal of the state and local tax deduction on Long Islanders. You can take his survey online here.
• By now, if you’re like most property owners on Long Island, you’ve dug out your trusty rake from your garage, shed or basement and have gotten to work on those expanding piles of leaves. But if you take inventory of your property, you’ll find there are many other jobs that need to be done to winterize your landscape and ensure a glorious garden for next year. Our Gardenwise columnist, Susan Tito, tells more here.
• The Riverhead Town Board will discuss a Preservation League of New York grant, adult day care and a roof replacement change order at their 10 a.m. work session this morning, preceded by a 9:30 a.m. executive session at which they’re slated to discuss litigation involving EPCAL. Their full agenda is online here.
• The East Hampton Town Board has public hearings scheduled on a CPF land acquisition and on accepting a deed of reserved area at their 6:30 p.m. meeting this evening. They’re also expected to waive disposal fees for debris related to controlling the town’s southern pine beetle outbreak. Their full agenda is online here.
• The Southampton Historical Museum hosts a free lecture titled “The Charmed Life of James Cresson Parrish: Cultural Connoisseur, World Traveler and Leading Light of Southampton’s Early Summer Colony” this morning at 11 a.m. More details are online here.
• Artist Cindy Pease Roe hosts an Upsculpting workshop on making holiday wreaths out of marine debris this evening at 5:30 p.m. at the Southampton Arts Center. More details are online here.
• The Montauk Observatory hosts a free lecture by Jeff Norwood tonight at 7 p.m. titled “How to Buy and Use a Telescope” at the Ross School Tennis Center. All are welcome to attend.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:55 a.m., 8:19 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:03 a.m., 7:27 p.m.
Greenport: 8:32 a.m., 8:56 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:31 a.m., 9:59 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:27 a.m., 8:51 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:54 a.m., 10:18 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:01 a.m., 10:25 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:23 a.m., 5:38 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:35 a.m., 9 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:43 a.m., 8:08 p.m.
Greenport: 9:12 a.m., 9:37 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:13 a.m., 10:41 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:07 a.m., 9:32 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:34 a.m., 10:59 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:41 a.m., 11:06 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:04 a.m., 6:21 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.