• The Sag Harbor Whaling Museum has launched an online campaign to raise $24,750 by May 15 to renovate its front porch, part of an ongoing series of repairs at the museum. More information is online here.
• The Southold Town Board will discuss proposals for a water commission with the North Fork Clean Water Action Group at its 9 a.m. work session today. The group, consisting of members of several environmental organizations, had a tough time selling the commission to the East Marion Community Association back in March. Also on Southold’s plate is a discussion of town finances. At their 4:30 p.m. regular meeting, Southold has a light agenda consisting primarily of personnel issues and approval of summer events. There are no public hearings. Their full agenda for both meetings is online here.
• Riverhead Town began flushing their water mains on Sunday night, and will continue flushing them at night through May 10. They’re urging residents to run their water for a few minutes to make sure it isn’t discolored before washing with it.
• Southampton Town will hold a public hearing on prohibiting the sale, application and disposal of hydraulic fracturing waste in town at their 6 p.m. public meeting today. They’ll also approve a slew of resolutions ranging from buying trucks for the highway department to setting salaries for summer employees. Their full agenda is online here.
• The Shelter Island Town Board will discuss Goat Hill, the Legion Hall and commercial waste hauler regulations at their 1 p.m. work session today. Their full agenda is online here.
• The Southold Free Library is hosting a blood drive for the American Red Cross today from 2 to 7 p.m. If you want to give blood, don’t forget to bring your photo ID.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.