• Spring had better behave, and it’ll get its chance to show us what it’s made of this week. We’re expecting a slight chance of snow before 9 a.m. today, followed by a chance of rain throughout the day, with a high near 48 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. The wind will be out of the south at 10 to 14 miles per hour. Tonight’s low will be around 28 degrees. The weather is supposed to improve throughout the week, with daytime temperatures Tuesday near 50 degreees and temperatures in the 50s for the remainder of the week.
• The Peconic Bay scallop season has been extended until April 30 in New York State waters by the state DEC, due to the solid month of ice that kept scallopers off the waters in what had been a very productive scallop season. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• A great crew of musicians is appearing at East End Opry at Fresh in Bridgehampton tonight, including Jeff Allegue of New Life Crisis and his son Grant, Bruce MacDonald, Dawn and David Banks and Bryan Gallo. The house band, Country Roast, kicks things off at 6:30 p.m. More information is online here.
• Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone outlined an ambitious plan to keep young people on Long Island, highlighted the county’s work over the past year on water quality issues, and committed his administration to blocking the construction of phase two of a new jail in Yaphank in his State of the County address last Thursday night. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• The East End Arts Gallery is accepting entries through April 7 for their upcoming fourth annual national juried art exhibit, this year themed “The Figure.” Guest jurors are Peter J. Marcelle of the Peter Marcelle Project in Southampton and Kathryn Markel, Owner of Kathryn Markel Fine Arts in Bridgehampton. Two-dimensional works that feature the figure: posed or caught in everyday activity, naked or clothed, male or female, human or otherwise, realistic or suggested, front, back or sideways, one or many will be the subject of the exhibit, which will run from Aug. 7 through Sept. 23. More information is online here.
• The Beacon’s Week in Review was delivered to inboxes throughout the East End in the wee hours of Sunday morning. Get your own free copy, or help your friends get their own free copy each week by signing up here.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.