• Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone doesn’t just want to look in your cesspool, he also wants you to make a movie about it. Mr. Bellone joined the Suffolk County Office of Film and Cultural Affairs and the Environmental Protection Agency yesterday to unveil the County’s “crapSHOOT Film Contest,” designed to bring awareness to the effect nitrogen pollution has on bays and rivers as a result of failing cesspools and fertilizers. The film contest is open to all ages and all residents of New York State. Entries will be screened at the Huntington Cinema Arts Centre on September 22. Videos will be judged on creativity and originality, quality, technical accuracy and contest of message. Complete information is online here.
• The Southampton Town Board will hold a public hearing on changes to the Sandy Hollow Cove affordable housing planned development district at its 1 p.m. meeting today. Their full agenda is online here.
• Beginning at 9 a.m., the East Hampton Trails Preservation Society will be building a 100-foot re-route, intended to circumvent a very soggy section of trail along the bluff/beach segment of the Amsterdam Beach Trail in Montauk. The planned re-route has been flagged and minimally cut. Arm yourselves with your favorite trail-cutting and stump-removal tools. Employ all manner of tick bite prevention. And RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org for directions. (Montaukers especially welcome for this one!)
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.