• The Riverhead Town Board voted 3-2 yesterday afternoon to move the town’s animal shelter from a much-derided facility near the old town dump on Young’s Avenue to the Henry Pfeifer Community Center at EPCAL, the former Grumman plant in Calverton, to the delight of animal advocates.
• After originally denying the race, Southold Town has agreed to allow the July 13 Mighty North Fork Triathlon to continue this year after the race’s organizers agreed to give up to $10,000 to Community Action Southold Town, a food pantry and support center for low-income families in Greenport. The town had adopted a policy last year of not allowing for-profit sporting events on its roads.
• Starting next year, Southampton Town is considering hefty fines for people who leave leaves outside their houses in the town right-of-way. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• Forget the state assembly’s bill banning microbeads, the New York State Senate voted yesterday to make yogurt the official snack of the state, spurred on by the success of yogurt-making dairy farmers upstate. The senate was spurred to pass the bill by a group of fourth graders from Genesee County. The bill passed in a 52-8 vote. (The assembly’s bill to ban microbeads, tiny plastic beads found in soap and toothpaste, passed in a 108-0 vote on Monday).
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.