• Today will be sunny, with a high near 76 degrees and north wind around 10 miles per hour becoming southeast in the afternoon. Tonight is expected to be partly cloudy, with a low around 53 degrees. Tomorrow, we’re looking at a 20 percent chance of showers, but otherwise it will be partly sunny, with a high near 72 degrees. Friday is expected to be mostly cloudy early, with increasing sun throughout the day and a high near 82 degrees. We’re looking at mostly sunny skies on Saturday, with a high near 75 degrees and a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Sunday, with a high near 81 degrees.
• Longtime Sag Harbor Village Clerk Sandra Schroeder, who had been serving as the village’s deputy mayor for the past year, was elected mayor of Sag Harbor Tuesday night, while East Hampton Town Justice Lisa Rana was elected to fill the village’s part-time justice post. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• Southold Town Police Chief Martin Flatley told the Southold Town Board Tuesday morning that something must be done to curb the flood of reckless bicycle groups that have take to Southold’s streets, disobeying traffic signs and stopping traffic on busy Route 48 (a major four-lane highway) in order to let large groups of cyclists cross the street. The town will be looking into curbing large cycling events. In the meantime, they’re urging cyclists there to obey traffic laws.
• State Assemblyman Fred Thiele, Jr. announced yesterday that legislation he sponsored to strengthen New York State’s Gasoline Zone Pricing Law, originally enacted in 2008, has passed the state assembly. “Zone
pricing” is the establishment of price differences based on the geographic location of the retail outlet, a common practice on the South Fork. The State Attorney General’s Office has requested Mr. Thiele’s amendments to permit him to more vigorously enforce the law.
• This is the perfect time of year to get out and paddle in the East End’s creeks and bays. The East Hampton Trails Preservation Society hosts an evening paddling excursion on Accabonac Harbor tomorrow evening, the South Fork Natural History Museum hosts a trip through Northwest Creek looking for turtles on Saturday and, on July 2, the Quogue Wildlife Refuge hosts a trip around the ice pond. The Beacon’s full paddling listings are online here. If you’d like to add an event to these listings, email the details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Hulling Night will be held tomorrow beginning at 5 p.m. at the Mattituck Lion’s Club’s 61st Annual Strawberry Festival. The full schedule of the weekend’s festivities is online here.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.