• The Amagansett Fire Department is hosting its 100th Anniversary parade and celebration tomorrow, July 12, beginning at 11 a.m. in downtown Amagansett. The day begins with a parade, followed by a ceremony and barbecue at the firehouse, with music, rides and face painting for children. An afternoon of bucket brigades, fire pumping and antique truck judging begins at 1 p.m.
• The Long Island Coastal Conservation and Research Alliance has launched a new weekly Water Quality Index, which is unveiled each Thursday on their Facebook page and on News 12. This week, the brown tide has entered its second month across Moriches Bay, Quantuck Bay, and western Shinnecock Bay, while the Great Peconic Bay won LICCRA’s Perfect Water Quality Award.
• Something new has popped up in the world of alternative transportation way out east….a bus line where you can make friends and find out where your ride is at through an iPhone app. The Beacon’s full story on the new Hampton Hopper bus line is online here.
• With just six months left until East Hampton is free of federal requirements to allow broad access to their airport, critics of the noise generated by ever-expanding air traffic there are sensing a potential changing wind for their cause in town hall. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• If you missed last weekend’s Fourth of July festivities, there are still some opportunities to see fireworks on the East End over the next couple weekends, including fireworks at Shelter Island’s Crescent Beach and the Jamesport Firemen’s Carnival this weekend and the Great Bonac Fireworks Show (formerly the Boys Harbor fireworks) July 19 in East Hampton’s Three Mile Harbor. More information is online here.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.