• If you like today’s weather, expect some dittos for the rest of the week. Today will be sunny, with a high near 54 degrees. Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 32. Thursday will be sunny, with a high near 56, Friday will be sunny, with a high near 55, Saturday is expected to be sunny, with a high near 58 and Sunday is expected to be sunny, with a high near 61.
• Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman announced yesterday that the town will not receive a $3 million grant from New York state’s Community Development Block Grant program to raise Dune Road, after Highway Superintendent Alex Gregor told the town board last month that he didn’t feel comfortable using the money on a millionaire’s road. More highlights from Mr. Schneiderman’s State of the Town address are in our full report, online here.
• County workers were busy in the rain Tuesday putting the finishing touches on a long-awaited bus shelter on Route 25 in front of CVS in Mattituck. By the time they’d finished, the skies had cleared on both the roadway and, hopefully, the future of everyone who’s spent years waiting for the bus in the rain and snow there.
• The Peconic Estuary Program is hosting a rain garden workshop this afternoon, 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.
• Stay tuned later this morning for our full coverage of last night’s Democratic Congressional Debate in Southold.
• Earth Day is almost here! This year, we’re lucky to have the full moon fall on Friday April 22, the officially designated Earth Day, and all the following weekend is filled with beach cleanups, nature celebrations, and, for the first time, a 5K Run to benefit the North Fork Environmental Council. Our full Earth Day listings are online here.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.