• Tonight’s winter weather is for real, but it’s due to drop less snow on Eastern Long Island than further inland due to warmer temperatures here. The latest forecast from the National Weather Service calls for accumulations of two to four inches here and minor coastal flooding. The storm is set to start after midnight and continue through Thursday, changing to rain and back to snow with the changes in temperature. We’ll keep you updated with closings on our Facebook page.
• The Southold Town Board voted last night to spend $25,000 on its portion of the USDA deer cull to begin later this month. Southold is the only town on the East End that has agreed to participate in the cull.
• All Southold Town Board members voted no last night on a change to their zoning code that would allow a cell phone tower behind town hall
“We had this public discussion last February. We would never have gotten this far in the process if we’d known there’d be this kind of opposition,” said Town Supervisor Scott Russell.
• Southold also heard a presentation on a gas fired peak power plant at the Cutchogue landfill.
• We’ll have more updates on yesterday’s busy day at municipal meetings in East Hampton and Southampton throughout the day today.
• The North Fork Alliance is meeting at the Mattituck-Laurel Library today at 10 a.m. to discuss reducing substance abuse among youth on the North Fork. Prospective participants can RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or just show up.
• Riverhead High School held a ribbon-cutting yesterday morning for their new library, one of the first completed projects in the renovation project currently underway. Superintendent Nancy Carney said “the high school’s library is brand new and is befitting students who are learning in the Computer Age. The room is now a modern and beautiful environment where our students can conduct research with up-to-date technology, work on projects in small group settings, or read and work independently in comfortable spaces.”
• The North Fork Community Theatre in Mattituck looking for volunteers on Saturday and Sunday mornings at 9 a.m. beginning this Saturday, Feb. 15, to begin making the “trees” for this spring’s production of “Into The Woods.” No specific skills are needed – just a willingness to help out. Please RSVP to Lori Connolly at email@example.com to let her know you can help.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.