• We’re expecting rain today, mainly before 1 p.m., with a high near 53 degrees and a northeast wind 8 to 11 miles per hour. New precipitation amounts will be between a half and three quarters of an inch. There’s a 20 percent chance of rain overnight, but otherwise it will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 47. There’s a 40 percent chance of rain, mainly after 11 a.m. tomorrow, but otherwise it will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 57. Thursday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 59 degrees and a 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 11a.m.
• The Southold Town Board will discuss renovations at the town’s recreation center on Peconic Lane, downtown revitalization grants for Fishers Island and a proposed amendment to the town’s affordable housing code at their 9 a.m. work session this morning. The board will hold two public hearings, on clarifying the role of code enforcement officers in stop work orders and on transferring responsibility for the town’s housing fund from the special projects coordinator to the community liaison officer, at their 4:30 p.m. meeting this afternoon. The full agenda for both meetings is online here.
• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss the proposed PSEG-Long Island utility pole replacement project, a Montauk traffic study and a pilot outdoor dining program at their 10 a.m. work session this morning. Their full agenda is online here.
• The Riverhead Town Board will meet at 2 p.m. today. They will hold public hearings on tax exemptions in the historic district and on installing a stop sign at the east side of the intersection of Deep Hole Road and Twomey Avenue.
• The Southampton Town Board holds a special town board meeting this evening at 6 p.m. They will hold public hearings on the Southampton Water Protection Plan and on the Bridgehampton Gateway proposal. Their full agenda is online here. The board meets again next Tuesday, May 10 at 1 p.
• During the first-ever cycle of Suffolk County Legislature committee meetings this week at the County Center in Riverside, Legislator Bridget Fleming has arranged for a representative from Southampton Hospital who specializes in infectious diseases to give a public presentation on tick-borne illness before the Health Committee on May 5 at 2 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
• Musicians from throughout the East End will be holding a relief concert for the earthquake in Ecuador at The Stephen Talkhouse this Wednesday, May 4 from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Juliana Nash, Alfredo Merat, Little Head Thinks, Luis Munoz Hits, Mambo Loco and DJ Chile will perform. More information is online here. [$20 at the door]
• The Jamesport Meeting House hosts its Third Annual Community Spelling Bee next Friday, May 13 at 7:30 p.m., and everyone in the community is invited to participate and get sponsorships to help continue to refurbish the Meeting House. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.