• There’s a 60 percent chance of showers today mainly before noon, with cloudy skies and a high near 83 degrees. Skies will clear overnight, with a low around 69 degrees. There’s a 20 percent chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms Friday, but otherwise it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 85.
• The East End’s busiest Shakespeare company is busier than usual this summer, bringing its annual Shakespeare in the Park production, long a summer staple in Greenport’s Mitchell Park, to venues throughout the East End and beyond. See a full schedule and rehearsal photos online here.
• Beginning in March of 2019, the Long Island Rail Road is embarking on an endeavor to provide eastbound commuter service on the South Fork, in an attempt to alleviate the overwhelming weekday traffic congestion that has grown unbearable in recent years. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• The Riverhead Town Board will hear a six-month update on the town’s Industrial Development Agency and the annual report of the town’s Landmarks Preservation Committee at their 10 a.m. work session this morning. Their full agenda is online here.
• The Southampton Town Board will hear an annual update from the town’s Sustainability Committee, an update on waste management permits and neighborhood access issues in Shinnecock Hills at their 10 a.m. work session this morning. Their full agenda is online here.
• The Greenport Village Board will hold a public hearing at their 7 p.m. meeting this evening on making short-term rentals of residential properties, defined as rentals of less than 14 days, a conditional use, requiring planning board approval and subject to public hearing.
• Suffolk County Vector Control is planning to spray the following East End areas with the larvacides Bti and Methoprene today and tomorrow: Stokes Poges, Apacuck Point, Dune Road (Overton), Meadow Lane, North Haven, Iron Point and North Sea in Southampton Town; Napeague in East Hampton Town; Indian Island, Aquebogue Overlook, Aquebogue Farm, Millar Farm and Pier Avenue in Riverhead Town and New Suffolk, Great Hog Neck, Kerwin Blvd., Pipes Neck Creek and Pipes Cove in Southold Town. The Accabonac Protection Committee announced yesterday that, due to their diligent testing, Vector Control does not see the need to spray Accabonac Harbor this week.
• Performance artist Heather Christian talks to dead people, gets freaked out and writes music. Her latest project, Animal Wisdom (Campfire Project), comes to Guild Hall in East Hampton this evening at 8 p.m. It’s billed as “a lo-fi, idiosyncratic, folk-blues Requiem written from theoretical or actual (you decide) conversations with the dead performed alongside poorly remembered Methodist hymns from the 1800s, hyperbolized family mythologies, and community rituals of the ridiculous in the form of a gothic Catholic mass. Tickets range from $20 to $55. More details are online here.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:45 a.m., 10:01 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:53 a.m., 9:09 p.m.
Greenport: 10:22 a.m., 10:38 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:21 a.m., 11:32 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:17 a.m., 10:33 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:44 a.m.
South Jamesport: 11:51 a.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:54 a.m., 9:09 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:03 a.m., 7:18 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:28 a.m., 10:42 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:36 a.m., 9:50 p.m.
Greenport: 11:05 a.m., 11:19 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:02 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11 a.m., 11:14 p.m.
New Suffolk: Midnight, 12:27 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:07 a.m., 12:34 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:35 a.m., 9:48 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:44 a.m., 7:57 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.