• We’re expecting partly sunny skies today, with a high near 59 degrees and a southwest wind 5 to 7 miles per hour. Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 41. Tomorrow will be partly sunny, with a high near 59, Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 59 and Sunday will be partly sunny, with a high near 59.
• After losing its bid last year to build a 210 megawatt wind farm 30 miles off the coast of Montauk, Deepwater Wind has put together a new, smaller project for the site that they’re hoping will meet the South Fork’s specific energy needs. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• Two candidates who were unsuccessful in this November’s election for Southampton Town Board are looking to fill the town board seat vacated by Councilman Bradley Bender, who resigned just before Thanksgiving after pleading guilty to federal drug charges. Republicans have chosen their town supervisor candidate, Richard Yastrzemski, for the run, while Democrats have chosen Julie Lofstad, who had run for a town board seat in November. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• Researchers from Cornell Cooperative Extension spotted a Minke whale off the south side of Robins Island in the Peconic Bay yesterday, and they managed to catch the whale on video here.
• The Riverhead Town Board will discuss a proposed Concordia Senior Center and code changes in the town’s Beaches and Recreation code section at their 10 a.m. work session this morning. Their full agenda is online here.
• The Southampton Town Board will discuss proposed regulations for pool and spa installers at an 11 a.m. work session at town hall this morning. Their full agenda is online here.
• The Parrish Art Museum’s chief curator, Alicia Longwell, will provide an illustrated overview of Connections and Context, the newest installation of the museum’s permanent collection, at the museum’s Brain Food lunch lecture series today at noon. The program is $10 but is free for Southampton Town residents.
• Orient author and educator Jane Smith will discuss her new book, “Through the Passageway,” about the founding of New York’s City and Country School, in a special program presented by the Peconic Community School at the Jamesport Meeting House at 7 p.m. tonight. [Free]
• The Long Island Brass Guild will hold a community holiday concert tonight tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium at Peconic Landing in Greenport. [Free]
• “Historic Haunts of Long Island,” published in September 2015, will be the focus of a book discussion and signing by author Kerriann Flanagan Brosky at the Suffolk County Historical Society’s Book & Bottle program tonight at 6 p.m. $5 admission includes museum entry and wine & cheese. This event is free for museum members.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.