• We’re expecting a chance of showers after 3 p.m. today, with clouds increasing throughout the day and a high near 42 degrees. Tonight, we’re also expecting a chance of showers, fog, and a low around 40 degrees. Tomorrow, the chance of showers and possibly a thunderstorm increases after 2 p.m., and we’re expecting a high near 56 degrees. Tomorrow night through Friday morning, we will see the greatest chance of showers, with temperatures in the mid-40s and southwest winds about 25 miles per hour. All said, we’re expecting less than an inch of rain over the next three days.
• Southold’s justice court is getting some much-needed improvements this week. In addition to the nifty metal detector that is now sitting in the town hall meeting room ready to keep all sorts of clam knives, switchblades and other dangerous East End tools out of the courtroom, the town has also begun work on dividing out a section of the tax receiver’s office for use as an office for attorneys to conference with their clients, in response to a lawsuit filed by Suffolk’s Legal Aid Society against East End towns that don’t provide space for their attorneys to meet with clients. We could not acquire a photograph of the space (which is under construction) as a photographer for The Suffolk Times shooed me out of the way and it was too boring a photograph to put up a fight. This happens sometimes. You’ll have to settle for a photograph of the metal detector.
• Do you know how many ways a black hole can kill you? Well, neither do we here at Beacon headquarters. But the folks over at the Montauk Observatory plan to count the ways a black hole can kill you tonight in a special lecture at the Amagansett Library. More information is online here.
• When members and supporters of the First Universalist Church in Southold came to services Sunday morning at Custer Institute, one week after their historic church on the bend in Route 25 burned down, they brought with them many familiar things. But some things will never be the same again. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• If you’ve ever been to an Easter Egg hunt on the East End, you know they can be a mad dash of disaster for short-legged youngsters. So, um, if you’re ready to embark on this dangerous quest, we’ve put together a handy guide to all the egg hunts coming up over the next couple weeks. We cannot guarantee your safety at any of these events. The guide is online here.
• Do you want more love in your life? Well, that’s a pretty bold question, but it doesn’t just relate to romance, it also relates to community. Floyd Memorial Library in Greenport has begun a new “Community Gift Circle” with Margaret Rose De Cruz, which meets on the last Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. (including tonight). A Gift Circle is a way to restore the web of relationships upon which our lives depend, and participants can come see what their neighbors need and want, and what skills they offer to enable each other to meet their needs without money. Coffee and tea will be provided.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.