• Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 64 degrees and a southwest wind 5 to 11 miles per hour. Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 48. There’s a 20 percent chance of showers after noon tomorrow, but otherwise it will be partly sunny, with a high near 65. Friday will be partly sunny, with a high near 61 degrees and a 20 percent chance of showers before noon.
• Just 23 affordable houses have been built in Southold Town in the past 11 years, and the town wants to put the past decade of inaction behind. But with land values skyrocketing and the need greater than ever, their options are becoming more limited. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• Suffolk County Health Commissioner Dr. James Tomarken was in Riverhead Monday to sign a pledge with Peconic Bay Medical Center to reach a shared goal of 80 percent of at-risk Suffolk County residents screened for colorectal cancer by 2018. He took the pledge, along with hospital administrators, inside a ten-foot tall inflatable colon set up inside the main lobby of the hospital to remind patients of colorectal cancer awareness month. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• In recognition of the many contributions John M. May of Southold made to the Peconic Landing community, Peconic Landing is renaming its 11th annual May fundraiser race the John May Mile & 5K. Mr. May served as chair of Peconic Landing’s Board of Trustees for more than a decade, and played a vital role in bringing the retirement community to Greenport. This year, the John May Mile & 5K will be held Sat, May 7 at 1500 Brecknock Road in Greenport. Proceeds from the event benefit the Greenport Fire Department. Registration is online here.
• The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons is inviting the community to an open “Conversation With the Two Town Supervisors” with East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell and Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman on Tuesday, March 15, 7 p.m. at Bridgehampton’s Hampton Library. More information is online here.
• CBS Sunday Morning put together a fascinating look into Jackson Pollock’s work in Springs this past Sunday, and has just put together a web post to accompany the segment, online here.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.