• Today will be sunny, with a high near 65 degrees and a southwest wind 8 to 15 miles per hour. We’re expecting increasing clouds tonight, with a low around 52. There’s a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Friday, mainly after 2 p.m., but otherwise it will be cloudy, with a high near 68. There’s a 30 percent chance of showers before 10 a.m. Saturday, but skies will gradually clear throughout the day, with a high temperature near 63 degrees. Sunday will be sunny, with a high near 57.
• The Eastern Region Helicopter Council has pitched three helicopter routes over Southold Town this coming year, and the Southold Town Board is hopping mad. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• The Riverhead Town Board will discuss the proposed Jamesport Corridor Study, the Wading River Beach parking lot, the Old Castle retail site plan and summer recreation staffing at their 10 a.m. work session this morning. Their full agenda is online here.
• The Southampton Town Board will hear a presentation on the Institute for Attainable Homes, on CPF restoration projects, on waste management bids and on a budget modification for the Southampton Housing Authority at their 11:30 a.m. work session this morning.The Board will hold a special meeting at 11 a.m. before the work session to adopt four resolutions regarding grant money for the bay constable, bids for vending machines and two land use litigation matters. The full agenda for the work session is online here.
• The East Hampton Town Board will hold public hearings on several CPF acquisitions and on adding Fort Pond House in Montauk to the list of properties exempt from the town’s public assembly law at their 6:30 p.m. meeting tonight. Their full agenda is online here.
• The annual alewife run is underway on Long Island, and the best places to see these ecologically-important fish is at the Woodhull Dam in Cranberry Bog County Park. Seatuck and the Peconic Estuary Program invite members of the public to join them today, April 21 from 3 to 5 p.m. for an up-close look at these amazing fish. More information is online here. [Free]
• The Quogue Wildlife Refuge is celebrating Earth Day and the Full Moon tonight with a guided walk and a visit from an owl, beginning at 7:15 p.m. Reservations are required. More information is online here. [$5-$10]
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.