• Showers and thunderstorms are likely today, mainly between noon and 4 p.m., and some of the storms could produce small hail and gusty winds. The high temperature will be near 70 degrees, with a west wind 10 to 17 miles per hour. Tonight is expected to be mostly clear and breezy, with a low around 49. Thursday will be sunny, with a high near 72, and Friday will be sunny, with a high near 75.
• East End Congressman Lee Zeldin made quite a stir on CNN yesterday morning by saying that President Barack Obama’s policies could be seen as racist. Here’s our take on all of that.
• Researchers at SUNY Stony Brook have confirmed a cyanobacteria bloom in Wainscott Pond in East Hampton, and the Suffolk County Health Department is asking residents not to use or swim or wade in these waters and to keep their pets and children away from the area — toxins in the algae can be fatal if ingested. The researchers also reported that cyanobacteria blooms in Wickapogue Pond in Southampton and Laurel Lake in Laurel have ended. The health department is asking members of the public who suspect an algae bloom at a Suffolk County-permitted bathing beach to contact their Office of Ecology at 631.852.5760, and to report blooms at areas without a bathing beach to the DEC’s Division of Water at 518.402.8179. More information is online here.
• The East Marion Community Association is hosting a Tick-Borne Disease Forum at their meeting this Saturday, June 11 at 10 a.m. at the East Marion Firehouse. Dr. Anna-Marie Wellins, a member of the Medical Advisory Panel of Southampton Hospital’s Tick-Borne Disease Resource Center, will speak. More information is online here.
• Volunteers are needed this Saturday, June 11 at the Stony Brook Southampton Marine Station to help weave and set eelgrass mats for the Shinnecock Restoration Program. The weaving begins at 10 a.m. Volunteers are also needed this week to help collect adult eelgrass shoots. More information is online here.
• The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons has announced they will host a forum on the merger of Southampton Hospital with Stony Brook University Hospital next Monday, June 13 at 6 p.m. at Southampton Hospital’s Parrish Memorial Hall. More information is online here.
• Southold Town Highway Superintendent Vincent Orlando is asking the public to “please check your irrigation system to make sure it’s watering your lawn, not the roads. This will help to conserve water and avoid unnecessary standing water which leads to the breeding of mosquitoes.” Get on it. And while you’re out there, watch out for turtles!
• Renewable Energy Long Island is hosting a South Fork Clean Energy Forum next Wednesday, June 15 from 3 to 7 p.m. at LTV Studios in Wainscott. The theme will be: “Let’s build a renewable and resilient energy system for the South Fork.” All are welcome to attend. More information is online here.
• The Southold Democratic Club will host a Meet the Candidates Breakfast on June 18 at CJ’s American Grill in Mattituck with candidates Anna Throne-Holst and Dave Calone, who will be going head-to-head in a Democratic Congressional primary June 28. More information is online here.
The high tides for the next two days are as follows:
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.