• We’re expecting a slight chance of light rain before 9 a.m. today, but otherwise it will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 48 degrees and a north wind 7 to 10 miles per hour. Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 31 degrees. Tomorrow will be mostly sunny, with a high near 51, and there’s a 20 percent chance of showers before noon on Thursday, when it will otherwise be mostly sunny, with a high near 56 degrees.
• The Latin American community and religious leaders are organizing a rally this morning in front of Southampton Town Hall to call for a full investigation into the death of Lilia Aucapina, whose body was recently found hanged in the woods near her Sagaponack home several weeks after she was reported missing. All are welcome to the vigil, which begins at 11:30 a.m.
• Southold School District voters are being asked to go to the polls today, from 3 to 9 p.m. in the high school gym to weigh in on a $7.8 million bond proposal for school renovations, which range from reconfiguration of classrooms to a new track and artificial turf field, a TV production studio and several safety improvements. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• For students who have gotten hooked on the sweet sounds of strings, East End Arts’ new chamber ensemble isn’t just another notch on their resumé. It’s a way to make their lives more rich and enjoyable. They’ll be holding their first concert, which is free and open to the public, tonight at 6:30 p.m. at Riverhead’s United Methodist Church. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• Cold stunned sea turtle season is just beginning, and the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation has already responded to seven cold stunned sea turtles, including five Atlantic Green Sea Turtles, one Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle, and one Loggerhead Sea Turtle. Two of the rescued turtles did not survive, and another was found deceased on the beach. The other five turtles are responding well to treatment, but are still under close observation. If you see any turtles on the beaches, especially just after high tide, call the Riverhead Foundation’s 24-hour hotline at 631.369.9829 to help get the turtles the care they need as quickly as possible.
• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss plans for the Montauk Play House, the East Deck Motel zone change request, wastewater management and property management at Fort Pond House at their 10 a.m. work session this morning at the Montauk Firehouse. Their full agenda is online here.
• The Southampton Town Board will hold public hearings on several Community Preservation Fund acquisitions and are expected to approve numerous bonds for capital projects at their 1 p.m. meeting today. They also are expected to vote on a resolution accepting the Generic Environmental Impact Statement for the Riverside Revitalization Action Plan. Their full agenda is online here.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.