• Yes, you’ve heard right. There is snow in the forecast for this weekend. But first, today will be partly sunny, with a high near 54 degrees and a west wind 13 to 20 miles per hour. Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 27. There’s a chance of snow before 1 p.m. Saturday, and likely rain in the afternoon, with a high near 43 and an east wind. We’re expecting less than half an inch of snow accumulation Saturday morning. Overnight Saturday, there’s a 70 percent chance of rain and snow, switching over to all snow after 10 p.m., with a total accumulation of less than an inch possible. Skies will clear Sunday, with a high near 44.
• Along with the New York State Budget, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation April 4 allowing Riverhead Town to restructure the town’s Community Preservation Fund debt, which currently costs more each year than the town is taking in in new CPF revenue. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• The Peconic Estuary Program is partnering with the Town of Riverhead and volunteers to celebrate Earth Day by planting a rain garden in downtown Riverhead along the banks of the Peconic River. Read more about the program in our sister publication, The Peconic Bathtub, online here.
• Dr. John Rasweiler will give a talk sponsored by North Fork Audubon titled “Our Deer Over-Population Problem: Consequences for the Environment, Biodiversity and Public Health,” tonight, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Peconic Recreation Center on Peconic Lane in Peconic. More information is online here. The Beacon’s full story on Dr. Rasweiler’s work with the town’s Tick Working Group is online here.
• Tonight on the East End, Phillipe Cheng will give a photography talk at the Parrish Art Museum at 6 p.m. [$10/members free], naturalist Chris Paparo will discuss Long Island’s underwater world at the Quogue Wildlife Refuge at 7 p.m. [$5] and the Hampton Ballet Theater School begins its run of “Coppelia” tonight at 7 p.m. [$20-$30]. Our full events calendar for the weeks ahead is online here.
• The US Submarine Veterans will be hosting their annual “Tolling of the Boats” to remember lost ships and shipmates at New Suffolk Beach this Sunday, April 10 at 11:30 a.m. The event is in commemoration of the US Navy’s April 11, 1900 purchase of the first Navy submarine, USS Holland, stationed at the Navy’s first submarine base in New Suffolk. The veterans meet at the submarine memorial for the short ceremony and invite the community to join them in the event.
• It might not feel like it this weekend, but beach clean-up season is upon us. Click this link for the lowdown on many of the upcoming clean-ups throughout the East End. If you are running a clean-up that isn’t listed here, please email the details to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll publicize the event for you. Thank you!
• Southampton Town has announced that new Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman will present his first State of the Town address this coming Tuesday, April 12 at 1 p.m. as part of the regularly scheduled town board Meeting. The Supervisor will review his first 100 days and preview several initiatives currently underway and others planned for the months ahead.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.