• We’re expecting increasing clouds throughout the day today, with a high near 67 degrees and a 40 percent chance of light rain, mainly after 1 p.m. The wind will be out of the west from 9 to 14 miles per hour. It will be cloudy overnight, with a low around 46 and a 50 percent chance of light rain. Wednesday will become partly sunny, with a high near 67, with a 30 percent chance of showers early. Thursday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 67.
• The U.S. House of Representatives yesterday unanimously passed a recent amendment to Congressman Lee Zeldin’s bill to prevent the sale of Plum Island by the federal government to the highest bidder. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• School budget votes will be held across the East End today. Our voting guide is online here.
• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss an audit of LTV, proposed amendments to the nature preserve code, updated legislation for apartments in residences and the town shellfish hatchery building in Montauk at their 10 a.m. work session today at town hall. Their full agenda is online here.
• The Southold Town Board is expected to discuss the town’s demolition code, dump permit costs, a town-wide wastewater management plan, and the Village of Greenport’s Sewer Expansion Feasibility Report at their 9 a.m. work session this morning. There are no public hearings scheduled for their 4:30 p.m. regular meeting. Their full agenda for both meetings is online here.
• The Riverhead Town Board will not meet today, but they will meet tomorrow, May 18 at 7 p.m.
• Melanie A. Cirillo, Director of Conservation Planning with the Peconic Land Trust will give attendees an update on environmental sensitivities including water quality and deer management at a free discussion on the East End environment at Peconic Landing in Greenport at 8 p.m. tonight. More information is online here.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.