• We’re expecting a repeat performance of yesterday’s rain today, with showers and possibly a thunderstorm expected before noon, then potentially heavy rain and possibly a thunderstorm after noon. It will be colder today, with the temperature holding steady around 54 degrees throughout the day and a northeast wind around 13 miles per hour. Tonight, there’s a chance of rain before 9 p.m., then it will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. Wednesday is expected to be mostly sunny, with a high near 66 degrees, Thursday is expected to be partly sunny, with a high near 69, and Friday we’re looking at a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, but otherwise partly sunny skies, with a high near 75 degrees.
• Most social movements have a glowing, shining moment when they seem to matter more than anything in the world to the people who are caught up in them. But that moment can’t last, because change is what movements are about. “The New Sincerity,” which continues tonight for two more weeks at Sag Harbor’s Bay Street Theatre, does a hearty job of capturing the Occupy moment, and its aftermath, in amber for all of us to see. The Beacon’s review is online here.
It’s Tuesday, so our esteemed public officials throughout the East End are hard at work today. Here’s the rundown:
• The Southold Town Board is hosting what promises to be a barn-burner of a public hearing on their proposed short-term rental law at their 4:30 p.m. meeting this afternoon. At their 9 a.m. work session this morning, they plan to discuss the Fishers Island police barracks, the solid waste department’s needs, a change of zone request for a new development on the Main Road in Mattituck and hamlet community meetings. The full agenda for both meetings is online here.
• The Riverhead Town Board will hold public hearings on the town’s procurement policy and an agreement to allow Verizon Wireless to place a wireless tower at Riverhead Water District property on North Wading River Road at their 2 p.m. regular meeting this afternoon.
• The East Hampton Town Board will hear a report on the town’s YMCA and discuss deer fence issues and changes to the fee schedule for taxi license violations at their 10 a.m. work session at town hall this morning. Their full agenda is online here.
• The Shelter Island Town Board will discuss several issues of import to people who live on an island: coastal resilience, septic and well mapping and beach permits, at their 1 p.m. work session today. Their full agenda is online here.
• Southampton Hospital and Pharmacist Bob Grisnick of Southrifty Drug on Jagger Lane in Southampton Village are coordinating the free and safe disposal of needles and other medical “sharps” in a specially designed container that has been installed at the drugstore. Without a place to properly dispose of these items, they are often put in household garbage, and may wind up as litter in the environment, creating a dangerous situation for people and pets. The Hospital is encouraging East End residents to take advantage of this free service.
• Tonight is the full moon, and if the weather improves, this is the one of the best times of the year to head out into the woods and soak up some moonbeams. You can celebrate in Cutchogue tonight with a hike and full moon musical jam session at Downs Farm Preserve, or in Bridgehampton tonight with a hike through the Long Pond Greenbelt or in Quogue tomorrow night with a hike through the Quogue Wildlife Refuge. The Beacon’s full hike listings for the week ahead are online here.
• The East End Seaport Museum and Marine Foundation will host its Grand Seasonal Opening in Greenport this Saturday, June 6 from 4 to 6 p.m., with exhibits celebrating the Tall Ships visit to Greenport over the Fourth of July weekend, and the induction of the “Bug Light Room,” dedicated to the Seaport Museum’s stewardship of Long Beach Bar (Bug) Lighthouse. More information is online here.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.