• Today is pretty sunny already, but it will become more and more sunny as the day progresses, with a high near 42 degrees and a light northwest wind. Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 23. Thursday will be sunny, with a high near 34, and Friday we’re expecting increasing clouds, with a high near 36 degrees.
• The Riverhead Town Board will hold a public hearing at its 7 p.m. meeting tonight on a change-of-zone application for the proposed Concordia Senior Community to exclude the Agricultural Protection Zone there in order to build 48 independent and 114 assisted living unites on 25 acres on Mill Road just north of the Home Depot. The notice of public hearing is online here.
• On Saturday, March 5, Southampton Hospital and Stony Brook Medicine will co-sponsor a free vascular screening event with appointments available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Meeting House Lane Medical Practice Surgical Specialties Office at 240 Meeting House Lane in Southampton (adjacent to the main entrance of Southampton Hospital). Pre-registration is required. Interested participants may call 631.444.2683 to complete a brief pre-screening interview.
• Sag Harbor’s Terry Sullivan will present his book “My Sag Harbor Bird Notebook: A Conversational Survey in Poetry, Prose, Photography and Prints” at Canio’s Books in Sag Harbor this Saturday, Feb. 20 at 5 p.m. More information is online here.
• The Rett Syndrome Research Fund is hosting its first-ever “Out Run Rett 5K” in New Suffolk on May 7. The event is an opportunity to encourage community support for girls who are sidelined from so many of even the simplest activities because of Rett Syndrome. More information is online here.
• New York State Assemblyman Fred Thiele announced Tuesday that he has introduced legislation in the State Assembly that would exempt conveyances of real property for open space, parks, or historic preservation purposes to any not-for-profit tax exempt corporation operated for conservation, environmental, or historic preservation purposes from State real estate transfer taxes. Currently, for example, if a conservation organization were to purchase a nature preserve for $5 million, the conservation organization would be liable for a $70,000 tax bill to the state.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.