• After last night’s rain, the mug has broken, and today is expected to be sunny, with a high near 79 degrees and a north wind 8 to 14 miles per hour. Tonight is expected to be clear, with a low around 53 degrees and a southeast wind 3 to 5 miles per hour. Friday, we’re expecting sunny skies, with a high near 79 degrees. Saturday is now facing a 30 percent threat of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Otherwise, it’s expected to be mostly cloudy, with a high near 83 degrees. Sunday is expected to be partly sunny, with a high near 85.
• The plan to shore up downtown Montauk against storm tides has been beset by conflict from the beginning, but, with the Army Corps of Engineers work slated to begin this fall, the massive amount of stormwater runoff that makes its way down South Edison and South Edgemere streets and neighboring streets is becoming a sticky issue. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• You can still register on the day of Soldier Ride Hamptons this Saturday, a series of bicycle rides and 5K walks to raise money to help wounded soldiers, held in memory of Sag Harbor Marine Jordan Haerter, who lost his life in Iraq in 2008. All rides begin at Amagansett Farm. One 5K walk will be held in Sag Harbor. Full registration information is online here.
• Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County has put together an informative, illustrated program, “Don’t Get Sick, Know Your Tick!” to help us understand which ticks are in our area, how to recognize them, what illnesses they carry, and how we can protect ourselves and our families. The program will be held this morning at 11 a.m. at the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton. More information is online here.
• Members of the Surfrider Foundation reported Tuesday that they found a Portuguese Man-of-War on the beach by the lifeguard stand at the Georgica Beach Association. Don’t get sick, know your Man-of-War!
• Greenport artist Arden Scott will discuss her learning curve and experiences building a sailing vessel in a lecture titled “If You Build It, They Will Come” at the East End Seaport Museum in Greenport tonight at 7 p.m. More information is online here.
• Architects Ben & Bill Chaleff will give the second of three illustrated presentations on green architecture at the South Fork Natural History Museum tonight at 7:30 p.m. They’ll look at the transition from an “Extractive” society to a “Cradle-to-Cradle” culture — from a society which, in a linear compartmentalized fashion, takes resources and converts them to waste, to a culture that follows the cyclical way nature works. They’ll also examine how this looks from a regional perspective. More information is online here.
• The East Hampton Town Board will hold a continuation of the public hearing on the management plan for the South Flora Nature Preserve in Napeague at their 6:30 p.m. meeting tonight, which has been a matter of some concern over parking on neighboring Dolphin Drive. Their full agenda is online here.
• The Riverhead Town Board is expected to discuss pre-existing non-conforming dwellings and site plan amendments at their 10 a.m. work session this morning. Their full agenda is online here.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.