• There’s a 20 percent chance of showers today, but otherwise it’s expected to be partly sunny, with a high near 72 degrees and a light southeast wind increasing to 5 to 9 miles per hour in the morning. Tonight, there’s a 40 percent change of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 10 p.m. Tomorrow will become sunny, with a high near 82 degrees. Saturday is expected to be mostly sunny, with a high near 75 degrees and there’s a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms on Sunday, with a high near 81 degrees.
• After the death of several sterilized deer in East Hampton Village, the East Hampton Group for Wildlife is hosting a discussion titled “The Deer Controversy: Updates and Solutions” at 7 p.m. tonight in Hole Hall of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church at 18 James Street in East Hampton, across from the East Hampton pond.
• Tonight is Hulling Night, the historic opening night of the Mattituck Lions Club’s Strawberry Festival, beginning at 5 p.m. A full schedule of events is online here. The Beacon’s trip to Hulling Night is online here.
• The Wall Street Journal recently visited the tiny New Suffolk school for a feature article published Tuesday that you can read online here.
• Suffolk County Vector Control is planning to spray the following locations on the East End with mosquito larvaecide today: In Southampton: Stokes Poges, Jagger Lane, Apacuck Point, Dune Road, Meadow Lane, North Haven, Iron Point and North Sea; In East Hampton: Napeague and Accabonac Harbor; in Riverhead: Indian Island, Aquebogue Overlook, Crescent Duck Farm, Aquebogue Farm and Millar Farm; In Southold” New Suffolk, Great Hog Neck, Kerwin Boulevard, Pipes Neck Creek and Pipes Cove. The spraying will take place between 5 a.m. and 8 p.m. Vector Control says no precautions are recommended, because the helicopter will be flying very low over marshes and will control drift to inhabited areas. More information is available by calling 631.852.4939.
• J. Russell Jinishian, a leading authority on contemporary marine art, will chronicle the history of marine art–from its beginnings in 17th-century Holland, when the Dutch dominated the seas and trade routes, to the present day in a discussion at the Suffolk County Historical Museum at 6 p.m. tonight. Author of Bound for Blue Water (2003), a definitive guide to contemporary marine art, Mr. Jinishian is the founder and publisher of Marine Art News. More information is online here.
• The East Hampton Town Board will host public hearings on nature preserves and taxicab license fees at their 6:30 p.m. meeting tonight. Their full agenda is online here.
• The Southampton Town Board will discuss the scoping document for The Hills Planned Development District with town planners at their 11 a.m. work session this morning. Their full agenda is online here.
• Riverhead’s town board work session scheduled for today has been cancelled.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.
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