• After yesterday’s rain, the next few days are promising to behave. Today will be sunny and breezy, with a high near 73 degrees and a west wind around 22 miles per hour. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 45. Tomorrow is expected to be sunny, with a high near 75. We’re expecting increasing clouds throughout the day Saturday, with a high near 74. There’s a 30 percent chance of morning showers Sunday, but otherwise it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 78.
Today’s bulletin has a lot to do with boats and the water:
• State lawmakers have introduced a new bill that would provide protections for marine mammals and turtles in the waters surrounding Plum Island, Great Gull Island and Little Gull Island. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• Artist Mary Mattingly’s vessel WetLand, a self-contained ecologically friendly houseboat complete with gardens, solar power, a gray water system and a chicken coop, will also be open for tours on Sag Harbor’s Long Wharf beginning tomorrow, June 10, in conjunction with the Parrish Art Museum’s Radical Seafaring exhibit. Ms. Mattingly will be giving tours from noon to 5 p.m. Fridays through Mondays through June 23. More information is online here.
• The Riverhead Town Board will discuss next year’s 225th Anniversary and this year’s Great Cardboard Boat Race, scheduled for June 26 at noon, at their 10 a.m. work session this morning. Their full agenda is online here.
• The Southampton Town Board will hear liaison reports from Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman and Councilwoman Julie Lofstad at their 10 a.m. work session this morning — Mr. Schneiderman has made a point of devoting a portion of each work session to these reports from council members on a rotating basis. The full agenda is online here.
• This weekend you’ll find the following things out hiking around the East End: A whaling walking tour through Sag Harbor, the dedication of the Richard Hendrickson weather station in Bridgehampton, celebrating 30 years of the Southampton Trails Preservation Society. The details are all in our hike listings, online here.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Shinn. In.: 12:30 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.