• Today will be cloudy through mid morning, then gradually clearing, with a high near 84 degrees and a north wind 8 to 14 miles per hour. Tonight is expected to be mostly clear, with a low around 59 degrees and a light and variable wind.Saturday is expected to be sunny, with a high near 86 degrees and a north wind 5 to 7 miles per hour, becoming southwest in the afternoon. Sunday is expected to be sunny, with a high near 88 degrees.
• State Assemblyman Fred Thiele announced yesterday that the state plans to make improvements to bicycle lanes and rest stops on state roads on the South Fork in the fall of 2016. The improvements include sprucing up bicycle lanes on Flanders Road from the Long Island Expressway to Old Riverhead Road, on Route 27A from Knoll Road to Tuckahoe Lane, on Route 114 from East Hampton to the North Haven ferry to Shelter Island and on Montauk Highway from the end of County Road 39 in Southampton to Montauk Point. The state also plans to spruce up the Wainscott rest area on Montauk Highway and former public telephone areas on both Montauk Highway and Flanders Road.
• East Hampton Town just reported that its code enforcement department has been very busy this year, opening 1,076 cases in the first six months of 2015, as opposed to just 621 in the same period in 2014. They reported the number of cases code enforcement resolved also increased significantly over the same period: 818 in the first half of 2015, compared with 331 in the first half of 2014. The number of cases resolved regarding The Department successfully closed 421 cases so far this year through voluntary compliance, versus 40 at this point last year. Town Public Safety Division Administrator David Betts credits the increased effectiveness to support from the town board, online complaint forms and laptop computers in code enforcement vehicles. Code enforcement’s full half-year report is online here.
• Congressman Lee Zeldin and Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell will be the guest speakers at the annual meeting of the Kenneys & McCabe’s Beach Civic Association this Saturday morning, July 11 at 9 a.m. at the Peconic Lane Recreation Center. The neighborhoods served by the civic association are between Route 48 and the Long Island Sound between the Peconic Dunes Camp and Lighthouse Road.
• The East Marion Community Association is hosting its 8th Annual Ice Cream Social this Saturday, July 11 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the East Marion Firehouse. The social is free to all East Marion residents and their guests, and to all EMCA members. They’re also willing to pick you up and drive you there for ice cream. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Robin at 631.477.2819.
• The Shelter Island Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their annual Crescent Beach fireworks display Saturday night, July 11 after dark. So far they’ve raised $38,660 of their $40,000 fundraising goal for the display.
• All in a Weekend, The Beacon’s cheat sheet for some of the best things to do on the East End this weekend, is online here.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.