• There’s a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11 a.m. today, with areas of dense fog before 9 a.m., but otherwise it will be partly sunny, with a high near 81 degrees and a south wind 5 to 8 miles per hour. Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 70. There’s a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Wednesday, but otherwise it will be partly sunny, with a high near 84. Thursday will be partly sunny, with a high near 88.
• In the midst of much debate over Riverhead’s negotiations to sell most of the EPCAL property to Luminati Aerospace, Town Supervisor Sean Walter said Luminati met a deadline of yesterday, July 17, to reach a draft agreement to buy the property. Over the weekend, Luminati announced they may a new financial backer, United Refining Energy Corp., after a month in which RiverheadLocal unveiled several disturbing pieces of information about Luminati, including a fraud accusation against the company’s CEO, stop work orders and unpaid bills at their existing EPCAL operations. The future of Luminati in Riverhead is expected to be a subject of debate at the Riverhead Town Board’s 2 p.m. meeting this afternoon. The agenda for that meeting is online here.
• The Southold Town Board will discuss Anti-Bias Task Force initiatives, a Youth Bureau update, town hydration stations, road repair and a request for a grant endorsement from the Oysterponds Historical Society at their 9 a.m. work session this morning. The board will hold a public hearing on the purchase of a development rights easement on Mill Lane in Mattituck at their 4 p.m. meeting this afternoon. Their full agenda for both meetings is online here.
• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss septic legislation, proposed new hunting areas and fences at their 10 a.m. work session at town hall this morning. Their full agenda is online here.
• State Assemblyman Fred Thiele will be the guest speaker at Progressive East End Reformers’ monthly meeting at the Bridgehampton National Bank’s community room this evening, July 18 at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend. More details are online here.
• The Peconic Landing community will celebrate the 48th anniversary of the first moon landing tomorrow at 1 p.m. at 4:30 p.m. with special screenings of two documentaries about that historic day, July 19, 1969. More details are online here.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:33 a.m., 6:11 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 4:41 a.m., 5:19 p.m.
Greenport: 6:10 a.m., 6:48 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 7:03 a.m., 7:28 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 6:05 a.m., 6:43 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:32 a.m., 8:10 p.m.
South Jamesport: 7:39 a.m., 8:17 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:37 a.m., 3:11 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:34 a.m., 7:07 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:42 a.m., 6:15 p.m.
Greenport: 7:11 a.m., 7:44 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:05 a.m., 8:28 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:06 a.m., 7:39 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:33 a.m., 9:06 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:40 a.m., 9:13 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:42 a.m., 4:14 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.