• Today will be mostly cloudy and humid, with a high near 85 degrees and a south wind 7 to 10 miles per hour. We’re expecting scattered showers and thunderstorms tonight, mainly before 4 a.m., with a low around 71. Friday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 91, and Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 87.
• Congressman Lee Zeldin announced yesterday that the Postal Service Reform Act of 2016, introduced this week in the House of Representatives, includes a section to mandate the hamlets of Flanders, Riverside, and Northampton be assigned a new, unique zip code. The bill passed out of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on Tuesday.
• The Southampton Town Board will hold a special work session at the Hampton Bays Fire Department’s substation on Ponquogue Avenue this morning at 10 a.m. to discuss Good Ground Park, the Ponquogue Beach pavilion and other Hampton-Bays related issues. This is the first of several hamlet-based work sessions planned throughout the town. Their full agenda is online here.
• The Riverhead Town Board will discuss the Environmental Impact Statement for the EPCAL subdivision and the Stotzky Park skate park at their 10 a.m. work session this morning. Their full agenda is online here.
• Riverside Rediscovered will be holding its monthly meet-up tonight, July 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the Sarikopa Organic Tea & Coffee Shop just south of the Riverside traffic circle on Riverleigh Avenue. The first 30 attendees will receive $3 gift cards to the coffee shop, and attendees will have a chance to vote on this month’s Riverside Five grant awards. More information is online here.
• Riverhead is embarking on a new experiment on four Thursdays this summer, a series of outdoor festivals modeled on Patchogue’s “Alive After Five” series, designed to help bring people back to downtown Riverhead. Main Street in Riverhead will be closed this evening for the inaugural edition of the street festival, from 5 to 11 p.m. More information is online here.
• The Peconic Land Trust hosts a panel discussion with local farmers and a film screening of “Food for Thought, Food For Life” this evening at 6 p.m. at the South Fork Natural History Museum. More information is online here.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
MTK Hbr: 5:40 a.m., 6:07 p.m.
Orient: 6:41 a.m., 7:08 p.m.
GPT: 7:09 a.m., 7:36 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 7:04 a.m., 7:31 p.m.
S. JPT: 8:38 a.m., 9:05 p.m.
Shinn. In.: 3:17 a.m., 3:55 p.m.
MTK Hbr: 6:32 a.m., 6:53 p.m.
Orient: 7:33 a.m., 7:54 p.m.
GPT: 8:01 a.m., 8:22 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 7:56 a.m., 8:17 p.m.
S. JPT: 9:30 a.m., 9:51 p.m.
Shinn. In.: 4:13 a.m., 4:46 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.