• Today will be sunny, with a high near 82 degrees and a south wind 7 to 10 miles per hour. There’s a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight tonight, with a low around 68.Tuesday will be partly sunny, with a high near 84 and a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2 p.m. Wednesday will be partly sunny, with a high near 83.
• The Mattituck American Legion will soldier on, as 17 new members and transfers signed on to join the post Thursday evening, after getting word that it might close without new recruits. We joined them for the swearing in ceremony. Hear our account online here.
• From wind power to the internet of things to meshed communication networks and a smarter electric grid, the mood was one of optimism in technological solutions at Renewable Energy Long Island’s second annual South Fork 100% Renewable Energy Forum June 28. Read our account of the experience online here.
• The Flanders Fire Department and FRNCA host their summer Blood Drive this afternoon and evening from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Flanders Firehouse at 19 Firehouse Lane. We’re in the middle of a summer blood shortage emergency, and all eligible donors are urged to attend. More details are online here.
• The Riverhead Community Band, aka “The No Doubt World Famous Monday Night Band” will play a concert of Big Band Jazz tunes tonight on the front lawn of Pulaski Street School in Riverhead tonight at 7:30 p.m. More details are online here.
• The New York State Energy Research & Development Authority is hosting a presentation this Wednesday, July 12 on “Offshore Wind in New York State” at the Southampton Inn, 91 Hill Street in Southampton from 6 to 8 p.m. More details are online here.
• American Beech restaurant in Greenport is hosting a “Blast for CAST” to raise money for the work of Community Action Southold Town, which runs a food pantry and provides clothing and assistance for families in need, this Thursday, July 13 from 6 to 9 p.m. More details are online here. [$75-$85]
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:46 a.m., 11:53 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:54 a.m., 11:01 p.m.
Greenport: 12:23 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:37 a.m., 1:09 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:18 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:11 a.m., 1:45 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:18 a.m., 1:52 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:49 a.m., 8:57 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:29 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:37 a.m., 11:41 p.m.
Greenport: 12:30 a.m., 1:06 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:16 a.m., 1:47 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:25 a.m., 1:01 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:52 a.m., 2:28 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:59 a.m., 2:35 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:27 a.m., 9:34 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.