• We’re expecting increasing clouds throughout the day today, with a high near 48 degrees, but wind chill values between 25 and 35 early. A north wind 6 to 9 miles per hour will become east in the afternoon. Rain is likely overnight, with a low around 39 degrees. There’s a 40 percent chance of light rain Wednesday, mostly in the morning, with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 48. Thursday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 45.
• The Southold Town Board will discuss water conservation, apartments as principal uses in commercial zones and a request for an antenna to improve coverage for aircraft noise reporting at their 9 a.m. work session this morning. The board has a public hearing on amendments to Chapter 17 of the town code, regarding changes to the first time homebuyer exemption on the Community Preservation Fund tax, on the agenda for their 7:30 p.m. meeting tonight. Their full agenda for both meetings is online here.
• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss soil testing on Long Lane, Pussy’s Pond in Springs, a proposed site for urgent care from Southampton Hospital, a request to reconsider the town’s shoreline fencing code, enhanced agricultural easements and Energy Smart Communities at their 10 a.m. work session at town hall this morning. Their full agenda is online here.
• The Shelter Island Town Board will discuss short-term rentals, the town’s senior services budget and revisions to the state DEC’s MS4 permits at their 1 p.m. meeting this afternoon. Their full agenda is online here.
• The Riverhead Town Board will hold public hearings on a special permit for a retirement complex at 450 Middle Road, on a special permit to expand Dynamic Radiator on West Main Street, on a site plan for a three-story addition to Peconic Bay Medical Center and on changes to the town’s code regarding industrial outdoor storage at their 2 p.m. meeting this afternoon. Their full agenda is online here.
• The Montauk Observatory will host an evening with Dava Sobel, a best-selling author whose latest book, “The Glass Universe” tells the story of the women who worked at the Harvard College Observatory from the late 1800s through the mid-1900s, this Saturday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. at The Ross School in East Hampton. More details are online here.
• The Flanders, Riverside & Northampton Community Association’s annual 5K race is December 11, and they’ve just opened the race up to online registration here. Runners pay $20 to register in advance, or $30 on the day of. The first 100 registrants get a gift bag and T-shirt. The race supports scholarships for kids in the community.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
MTK Hbr: 1:34 a.m., 1:41 p.m.
Orient: 2:35 a.m., 2:42 p.m.
Greenport: 3:03 a.m., 3:10 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 2:58 a.m., 3:05 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 4:25 a.m., 4:32 p.m.
S. JPT: 4:32 a.m., 4:39 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:36 a.m.
MTK Hbr: 2:30 a.m., 2:41 p.m.
Orient: 3:31 a.m., 3:42 p.m.
Greenport: 3:59 a.m., 4:10 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 3:54 a.m., 4:05 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 5:21 a.m., 5:32 p.m.
S. JPT: 5:28 a.m., 5:39 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:17 a.m., 12:33 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.