• The New York State Senate adjourned this year’s legislative session on Friday without bringing the Long Island Water Quality Control Act (S.7804) to the floor for a vote, after the bill passed the State Assembly earlier last week. The bill would have created a water quality commission on Long Island charged with making recommendations to fix the island’s drinking and surface water issues.
• Our prayers go out to the family and friends of Paul Mittleman, who died in a terrible fire in his apartment in Mattituck Friday night.
• The Federal Aviation Administration has extended the mandatory North Shore helicopter route, which had been expected to expire on Aug. 6, for two more years. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• Recycling in Southold is about to evolve into the 21st Century. By the end of this month, the town plans to institute “single stream” recycling, which means that all recycleable products can be placed in the same bin without being separated by residents. The recycling products will instead be sorted by an automated sorting machine.
• Tonight marks the first Pianofest concert of the summer at the Avram Theater at Stony Brook Southampton. Every Monday at 5:30 p.m. through Aug. 4, stellar piano students, who spend the summer studying intensively at a house full of pianos in East Hampton, take to this stage to offer concerts for the public in this summer festival. More information is online here.
• Tomorrow, June 24, the East Hampton Trails Preservation Society will be prepping a section of the Paumanok Path for two upcoming hikes, beginning at 9 a.m. If you are able to help out, RSVP to Richard.firstname.lastname@example.org, bring clothes suitable for painting, tick prevention and water and make sure your cell phone is charged.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.