• There’s a 20 percent chance of showers after noon today, but otherwise it will be partly sunny, with a high near 69 degrees and a light southwest wind increasing to 6 to 11 miles per hour in the morning. There’s a 60 percent chance of rain overnight tonight, with a low around 48. Friday will begin cloudy, clearing throughout the day, with a high near 61. Saturday will be mostly sunny and Sunday will be partly sunny, with a high temperature of 55 both days.
• Sag Harbor Village unveiled a plan Tuesday night by landscape architect Ed Hollander to turn a blighted 1.7-acre property at the foot of the Sag Harbor bridge into a waterfront park named in honor of author John Steinbeck. The full story is on our sister site, The Peconic Bathtub, here.
• East Hampton Town plans to spend the next year looking at the unique issues affecting the commercial areas in East Hampton, Springs, Wainscott, Amagansett, Downtown Montauk and Montauk Harbor, beginning with a kickoff meeting next Tuesday, March 15. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• The lowly alewife, a member of the herring family, is a critical fish to our marine ecosystem and is prey to many of the local fish that we eat. Every spring, volunteers from throughout Long Island take to the woods near ponds and streams to document the annual trips taken by alewives as they swim upstream to spawn. Volunteers will be trained in Riverhead this evening at Cornell Cooperative Extension’s headquarters. The full story is in The Peconic Bathtub, online here.
• The Riverhead Town Board will discuss the final supplemental generic environmental impact statement for the EPCAL subdivision, Suffolk County E-911 services and payroll issues at their 10 a.m. work session this morning. Their full agenda is online here. An expected discussion on the Aquebogue-Laurel corridor study, of great interest to civic activists on the North Fork, has been postponed to next Thursday, March 17.
• The Southold and Greenport school garden projects are holding a Souper Bowls fundraiser Sunday at the Greenport School and the Springs Seedlings Project is hosting their annual Empty Bowls fundraiser Sunday afternoon at the Amagansett American Legion Hall. In each event, bring your own bowl to be filled with soup prepared by many local restaurants. Tickets to the Southold/Greenport fundraiser are $5 for kids and $10 for adults, and tickets to the Springs fundraiser are $5 for kids and $12 for adults or $25 per family. Both events are from noon to 3 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.