• We’re expecting rain and possibly a thunderstorm today, with a steady temperature around 47 degrees and a northeast wind 10 to 14 miles per hour, with new rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. There’s a 30 percent chance of rain tonight, with a low around 36. Skies will clear throughout the day Wednesday, when the high will be near 57. Thursday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 55 and a 20 percent chance of afternoon showers.
• The only one of our esteemed town governments to hold meetings today is the Shelter Island Town Board, which will discuss the Shelter Island Jazz Festival and temporary kitchens at Sylvester Manor at their 1 p.m. work session. Their full agenda is online here.
• Last December, Southold Town began considering the possibility of using a farmhouse on a piece of preserved land near Pipes Cove in Greenport as a nature center, but that plan has fallen at the wayside after vandals defaced the building a few weeks ago. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• East Hampton Town is joining the East End Council of the Long Island Builders Institute (LIBI) in hosting a series of continuing education classes at town hall designed to help builders satisfy town licensing requirements. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• This Wednesday, April 27 at 7:30 pm is the first joint community meeting between FRNCA, Bay View Pines, Waters Edge and the Flanders, Riverside, Northampton CAC, to be held at the David W. Crohan Community Center on Flanders Road, after the numerous community groups in the area decided to band together for group meetings. The groups will hear presentations from the Riverhead School District, the Flanders-Northampton Volunteer Ambulance Corps and owners of the Brewster House. More information is online here.
• Novelist Erica Jong’s newest novel is “Fear of Dying,” a riff on the title of her most popular novel, “Fear of Flying.” Ms. Jong will be speaking at Writers Speak Wednesdays at 7 p.m. tomorrow, April 27 at Stony Brook Southampton. More information is online here. [Free]
• Looking ahead to Thursday, Southold Town is hosting two special events. The first is “Synergy,” a discussion between community members and the town’s police department at 6 p.m. at the Peconic Recreation Center. The second is a discussion on the land use chapter of the town’s Comprehensive Plan at 7:30 p.m. at Peconic Landing. You can find these and other community meetings in our Current Affairs listings, online here.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.