• It will be mostly sunny today but the high will only be near 34 and the wind chill values will make it seem between 15 and 25 degrees. We’re sorry about this. Tonight will be clear, with a low around 30, and tomorrow will warm up to about 43 degrees, with a 50 percent chance of rain. Thursday we’re expecting showers and fog and a high about 53 degrees.
• The Army Corps of Engineers has hired a company to begin work installing geotextile bags filled with sand along downtown Montauk’s oceanfront later this month. Meanwhile, Defend H2O is suing to keep the bags off the beach. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• State Assemblyman Fred Thiele reported Monday that revenues for the Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund produced $6.95 million in revenue for the East End in February, compared with $7.60 million a year ago, or an 8.6 percent decrease for the month. Real estate activity, on which CPF revenue is based, often softens when the East End is encased in snow.
• The Southold Town Board will discuss a coastal erosion report they received in January, drainage at Wolf Pit Pond, the Community Home Improvement Program and a new local law allowing for the adaptive reuse of churches at their 9 a.m. work session this morning. They’re expecting to approve the church law at their 7:30 p.m. meeting tonight. Their full agenda for both meetings is online here.
• The Southampton Town Board will continue public hearings on proposed zoning changes to pave the way for a grocery store in Tuckahoe and to build townhouses in Water Mill at their 6 p.m. meeting. Their full agenda is online here.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.