• We’re expecting a 30 percent chance of drizzle or light rain today, but otherwise it will be cloudy, with a high near 54 degrees and a northeast wind 14 to 16 miles per hour. Tonight will be cloudy, with a low around 47 and a 30 percent chance of rain. The chance of rain increases throughout the day Friday, when the high will be near 61 degrees. Saturday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 61 and a 20 percent chance of showers and Mother’s Day will be partly sunny, with a high near 61 degrees but a 40 percent chance of showers.
• When Southampton Town residents took to town hall Tuesday night to weigh in on the updated Bridgehampton Gateway proposal, many said that affordable housing in Southampton Town is a top priority. This was a stark contrast to some earlier public hearings, where many people spoke out against the project. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• Back when all of the East End was a wild nether land on the edge of the minds of Manhattanites, Montauk was a vast pastureland for the livestock of East Hampton’s farmers. Second House, the shepherd’s house on Montauk Highway at the western edge of downtown Montauk, is now in the hands of East Hampton Town and the Montauk Historical Society, and both groups are planning to renovate the building as it was in the time that it served the pastureland. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• The Riverhead Town Board will discuss a film license on the EPCAL runway, the proposed Jamesport TDG assisted living facility, Crown Sanitation at the town’s yard waste facility and changes to the town’s special events code at their 10 a.m. work session this morning. Their full agenda is online here.
• The Southampton Town Board will discuss the Southampton Youth Services Center, the Broader Horizons summer employment program and a report on unimproved roads at their 10 a.m. work session this morning. Their full agenda is online here.
• The Suffolk County Legislature’s health committee will meet at 2 p.m. today for their first-ever meeting at the county center in Riverside. The committee will hear a presentation on tick-bourn diseases and will a proposed countywide plastic bag ban. All members of the public are welcome to attend. The North Fork Audubon Society is also urging its members to speak at the meeting in favor of the bag ban.
• The East Hampton Town Board will hold public hearings on paid parking at the East Hampton Airport and on parking time limits and prohibitions at their 6:30 p.m. meeting tonight. Their full agenda is online here.
• East End Arts announced their 14th Annual Teeny Award nominees yesterday. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on June 5 at Shoreham-Wading River High School. A full list of nominees is online here and tickets to the June 5 awards ceremony are online here.
• Running race season hits the starting line this weekend on the East End, with the Hampton Bays Pride Day 5K, Peconic Landing’s John May Mile and OutRun Rett in New Suffolk. Bookmark this link for constantly updated information on running races throughout the East End.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.