• We’re looking at a 30 percent chance of light snow today, but otherwise it will be cloudy, with a high near 36 degrees but wind chill values between 5 and 15. We’re expecting a 60 percent chance of snow tonight, with 1 to 2 inches possible and a low around 23 degrees. Wednesday, there’s a 30 percent chance of snow before 2 p.m., possibly changing to rain in the afternoon, with a high near 40 degrees. There’s a 20 percent chance of snow showers Thursday, but otherwise it will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 33.
• Most East End schools are on a two-hour delayed start this morning, with the exception of the following: The New Suffolk School opens at 10:30 a.m., the Peconic Community School opens at 10 a.m., the Quogue Elementary School opens at 10 a.m., the Remsenburg-Speonk School District opens at 11 a.m., The Ross School opens at 10 a.m., the Sagaponack School opens at 10 a.m., the Shelter Island School opens at 10 a.m., the Southampton Day Care Center opens at 9 a.m., Southampton Montessori opens at 10 a.m., the Tuckahoe School opens at 10:05 a.m. and the Wainscott School opens at 10 a.m. There will be no morning pre-K at St. David’s School in Riverhead, Our Lady of Mercy in Cutchogue and at the Westhampton Beach School District.
• The Southold Town Planning Board was expected to hold an extension of the public hearing on the controversial Heritage at Cutchogue, a proposed 124-unit senior condominium complex near the center of Cutchogue, at their 6 p.m. meeting last night, but that meeting has been rescheduled to Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. due to yesterday’s snow. Southold has an extensive file on the environmental review of the project online here.
• The Southampton Town Trustees have rescheduled yesterday’s meeting for Feb. 24 at 1 p.m., along with a public hearing on clarifying the board’s rights with regards to beach driving permits, in light of recent litigation. More information is online here.
• The Children’s Museum of the East End is smack dab in the middle of what many people think of as one of the wealthiest places in America, but this Bridgehampton refuge for families and their children has been devoted for several years to making the museum experience an inclusive one for working people trying to make a living here. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• The East Hampton Town Board is slated to continue a public hearing on a lease of town airport property and discuss enhanced agricultural easements for farmers who farm food crops, similar to a program already underway in Southampton, 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 a change of zone application for 13 residential acres in Bridgehampton, which would allow both commercial and residential development in a mixed use planned development district; on increasing the property tax exemption for first-time homebuyers to $596,970 and on an increase to the war veterans property tax exemption at their 1 p.m. meeting today. Their full agenda is online here.
• The Southold Town Board holds a work session at 9 a.m. this morning and a regular meeting at 4:30 p.m. this afternoon, but their agenda wasn’t available yet online this morning. When it is available, it will be online here.
• The Shelter Island Town Board will discuss wetland permit applications, the replacement of the roof of the island’s medical center and senior services staffing at their 1 p.m. work session this afternoon. Their full agenda is online here.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light today.