• We’re expecting rain today, mainly before 3 p.m., with a high near 55 degrees and an east wind 9 to 16 miles per hour, becoming south in the afternoon. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch are possible. It will be partly cloudy tonight, with a low around 39. Tuesday will be sunny, with a high near 52 and Wednesday will be sunny, with a high near 50.
• Our condolences go out to the family of 34-year-old Frank H. McBride of Cutchogue, whose life was cut short when his pickup truck was struck by a Long Island Rail Road train on Elijah’s Lane in Cutchogue last Tuesday. His family will receive visitors from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Coster-Heppner Funeral Home in Cutchogue, a firematic service will be held tonight at 7:30 p.m. and a funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, March 29, at Our Lady of Ostrabrama R.C. Church on Depot Lane in Cutchogue. Mr. McBride, a devoted member of the Cutchogue Fire Department, was also an employee at the Southold Town Transfer Station in Cutchogue, which will have a delayed opening at noon Tuesday so that his co-workers can attend the funeral.
• The annual East End Mental Health Awareness Day is presented as a resource in this essential effort, o-sponsored by the towns of Southampton and East Hampton, will be held on Sat., April 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Southampton High School. State Assemblyman Fred Thiele will be the keynote speaker, and he will discuss new state mental health initiatives and their impact on the East End. The day’s seminars are free, but registration is required, online here.
• The Springs Seedlings Project is looking for empty plastic plant pots between 3 and 10 inches for their annual plant sale. Garden centers and landscapers often throw these away. You can leave them at the Springs School greenhouse or they can pick them up. More information is on their Facebook page.
• The Riverhead Town Bay Constable office is holding New York State Safe Boating Classes beginning Thursday, April 14. Two four-hour sessions are required, either on April 14 and 21 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. or on June 9 and June 16 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. The class meets the requirements for personal watercraft operation and for motor boat operation for youths ages 10 and up. The Classes will be held at the Town of Riverhead Senior Citizen Center at 60 Shade Tree Lane. There is a $10 site usage fee and a $10 New York State certification fee for attendees over 18 years old. Call 631.727.5744 to register.
• Debbie Slevin, the author of “Unpregnant Pause: Where are the Babies?” will be speaking about her book tomorrow, March 29 at noon at the Hampton Bays Library.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.