• Today we’re expecting heavy showers and possibly a thunderstorm, with a high near 69 degrees and a southeast wind 9 to 13 miles per hour. The National Weather Service is warning that heavy rains could cause minor widespread flooding this morning just in time for the morning commute. Showers are expected to continue through tonight, with possible thunderstorms producing heavy rainfall and a low around 61 degrees. Tomorrow, there’s a 50 percent chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1 p.m., a high near 77 degrees and light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 8 miles per hour in the afternoon. Wednesday is expected to be mostly sunny, with a high near 78 degrees and Thursday we’re expecting a 50 percent chance of showers, mostly cloudy skies and a high near 76 degrees.
• Stony Brook University is hosting a forum on nitrogen in Suffolk County’s waters next Tuesday, June 23 from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Charles B. Wang Center. Dr. Chris Gobler, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and engineers and policy makers will be on hand to discuss what can be done about failing septic systems, which leach nitrogen into our waterways, in light of the massive algae blooms that have caused the deaths of marine life this spring. Registration information is online here.
• This Friday, June 19, the Southampton Town Trustees are holding a special meeting at the Southampton High School at 141 Narrow Lane at 7 p.m. to discuss a legal setback in their regulation and management of ocean beaches. At their last meeting in May, more than 200 people showed up on a Monday afternoon to voice their support for the Trustees and anger at a recent judicial decision hindering the Board’s regulation of the ocean beaches. Due to the limited space at Town Hall, not everyone had the opportunity to speak, and they’re inviting members of the public to speak their mind at a larger forum
• Sag Harbor Village residents will go to the polls tomorrow to chose a new mayor and a new village justice. Six-year veteran mayor Brian Gilbride, who has served on the village board for more than 20 years, is stepping down. Longtime Village Clerk and current Trustee Sandra Schroeder and Trustee Robby Stein are vying for his seat. Village Justice Andrea Schiavoni is also stepping down. East Hampton Town Justice Lisa Rana and attorneys Stephen Grossman and Michael Bromberg are running for her village justice post. Voting will be held at Sag Harbor’s Brick Kiln Road firehouse from noon to 9 p.m.
• This year is the 150th anniversary of the emancipation of African American slaves in the Confederate South, the origin of the June 19 holiday known as Juneteenth. Pulaski Street School in Riverhead hosts an annual Juneteenth Writing Contest, in which fifth graders are invited to write a diary entry, in first person, remembering our nation’s struggle with slavery, imagining themselves as a young slave and writing about their thoughts upon first hearing that all slaves were freed. The winners this year are Danny Squires, Hydeia Russell-Irving and Michaela Harris, who were honored at an ice cream party at the school on Friday.
• The East End Opry at Fresh in Bridgehampton features the following performers tonight, beginning at 6:30 p.m.: Inda Eaton, Lia Kay, Bruce MacDonald and Greg Galavotti and Vanessa Trouble. Inda Eaton is a globe-trotting singer-songwriter-performe
• The Beacon’s Week in Review was delivered to inboxes throughout the East End in the wee hours of this morning. Get your own free copy, or help your friends get their own free copy each week by signing up here:http://eepurl.com/Amk7T
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.