• We’re expecting showers today, mainly before 3 p.m., with a high near 58 degrees and a southwest wind 13 to 20 miles per hour, becoming west in the afternoon. Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 33. Wednesday through Friday are expected to be mostly sunny, with highs in the low 50s.
• Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman will give his first State of the Town address as part of today’s 1 p.m. town board meeting. Also at that meeting, the board will hold public hearings on changes to the town’s taxi code to regulate hired car services such as Uber and the town’s proposed Water Protection Plan. The full agenda for both meetings is online here.
• Southold Democrats host a debate tonight between the two candidates vying for the Democratic nomination in the First Congressional District primary — Anna Throne-Holst and Dave Calone — at 7:30 p.m. at Southold High School. The primary will be held June 28.
• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss a traffic study, the US Army Corps of Engineers’ study of Lake Montauk and speed limits on Montauk Highway at their 10 a.m. work session this morning at the Montauk Firehouse. Their full agenda is online here.
• The Peconic Estuary Program is hosting a rain garden workshop tomorrow, April 13 at The Big Duck in Flanders at 4 p.m. All are welcome to attend and pitch in to clean up the rain garden at The Big Duck for the spring and learn about PEP’s rain garden rewards program.
• Olivia Bouler, who raised more than $200,000 to help birds along the Gulf Coast after the 2010 oil spill, is coming to Cutchogue on Saturday, April 16 to lead a workshop on drawing birds and to share her inspirational story. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• Today is Equal Pay Day, a holiday that marks the date in the year when American women’s wages from the previous year equal the wages earned by men the prior year. State Assemblyman Fred Thiele is reminding constituents today that he plans “to keep fighting for equal pay for equal work, and encourage you to use Equal Pay Day to reflect on the everyday challenges women face and the inequalities we still must work to overcome.” He adds that mothers, African Americans and Latinos make even less, leading to other equal pay benchmarks later in the year.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.