• Summer weather is officially here today — We’re expecting sunny skies, with a high near 84 degrees and a southwest wind 7 to 13 miles per hour, and it’s going to be downright balmy through the weekend. We are under an ozone health advisory today, and the Suffolk County Health Department is warning people not to engage in strenuous activity outdoors. Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 55, Thursday will be sunny, with a high near 82 and Friday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 77. We’re expecting mostly sunny skies and highs in the high 70s through the weekend.
• Community shellfish gardeners have been growing oysters alongside the Tiana Recreation Center on the Shinnecock Bay side of Dune Road in Hampton Bays for several years, but the program is likely to get a boost this year with the Southampton Town Board’s support for a new “Tiana Bayside Marine Education and Outreach Center” there. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• The U.S. EPA is hosting two public hearings today on a plan to dump dredge spoils off of New London, Conn. The hearings will be held at the Suffolk County Community College Culinary Arts Center on East Main Street in Riverhead from 1 to 3 p.m. and the second will be held at the Mattituck-Laurel Library from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. More information is online here.
• The Southold Fire Department is hosting a blood drive today, May 25, from 2:15 to 8:15 p.m. at their main firehouse on Route 25. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or on the New York Blood Center’s website.
• The civil engineer for the old Seven Z’s building at 1140 Flanders Road will be at the Flanders, Riverside & Northampton CAC meeting tonight at 7:30 at the David W. Crohan Center on Flanders Road with information about the latest revitalization plan for the property. East Hampton Village Police Chief Jerry Larsen, who is applying for the Southampton Town Chief of Police job will also be addressing the community. All are welcome to atend.
• Greenport retirement community Peconic Landing announced Tuesday it has received the necessary regulatory approvals to open the doors to its new expansion, which includes 46 new apartments for residential living, a state-of-the-art fitness center, aerobics studio, massage room, juice bar, art studio, and two smart classrooms. You can see the details in our tour of the expansion in April.
• On Saturday, June 18 the Southampton Town Board will compete against the Southampton Youth Board in a friendly game of softball at Red Creek Park, East Field in Hampton Bays. The game will start at 1 p.m. and a reception will follow at 3 p.m. The public is invited to join the town’s ongoing conversation about Youth Services and witness the politics of softball! For more information, call 631.702.2425.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.