• Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 94 degrees but heat index values as high as 101, with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds. We’re under a heat advisory through 8 p.m. today. There’s a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms overnight, with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 72. Skies will clear throughout the day Wednesday, with a high near 86. Thursday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 87.
• Today is the date of the revote on the Riverhead Central School District’s $147.1 million school budget, which failed by 52.7 percent in an all-mail in vote June 9. The district plans to slash athletics, music and elective programming if the budget doesn’t pass. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Here’s our full story.
• Southampton Town is the subject of some controversy this week, after New York State Health Commissioner Howard Zucker chastised Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman for the town’s issuance of a permit for the Safe & Sound drive-in concert with the band “The Chainsmokers” at Nova’s Ark in Bridgehampton Saturday night. Mr. Scheiderman’s band also performed at the event. “I am at a loss as to how the Town of Southampton could have issued a permit for such an event, how they believed it was legal and not an obvious public health threat,” said Dr. Zucker in a letter to Mr. Schneiderman. Mr. Schneiderman took to Facebook later Monday to post a video of the audience sort-of behaving at the concert. Here’s the tweet from someone who was on stage at the concert that has the state in a tizzy:
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>The Chainsmokers had a “Drive-in” concert in the Hamptons last night…looks like social distancing was strongly enforced 🤦🏻♂️….when NY gets the inevitable spike just blame these rich selfish white people <br><br>Via IG:adamalpert <a href=”https://t.co/yLe1XaE0hS”>pic.twitter.com/yLe1XaE0hS</a></p>— Icculus The Brave (@FirenzeMike) <a href=”https://twitter.com/FirenzeMike/status/1287484244433022979?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>July 26, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src=”https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” charset=”utf-8″></script>
• The Peconic Lane Community Center, located at 970 Peconic Lane in Peconic, will be open as a cooling center from noon to 8 p.m. today Social distancing/mask rules must be adhered to. For more information contact the Supervisor’s Office at 631.765.1889.
• The application period for New York’s Covid-19 Rental Relief Program closes this Thursday. Here are more details.
• Southampton Town is in the midst of a series of virtual public forums designed to get community input on how best to reshape the face of housing in an area that is currently plagued by a crisis in affordability. The next session, focusing on the Shinnecock Hills/Tuckahoe Area, is tomorrow at 7 p.m. Here’s some more information about the project.
• The Southold Town Board will hold a work session this morning at 9 a.m. and a regular meeting this afternoon at 3 p.m. Here’s the agenda for both meetings.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 4:45 a.m., 5:25 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 3:53 a.m., 4:33 p.m.
Greenport: 5:22 a.m., 6:02 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 6:17 a.m., 6:46 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 5:17 a.m., 5:57 p.m.
New Suffolk: 6:44 a.m., 7:24 p.m.
South Jamesport: 6:51 a.m., 7:31 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 3:44 a.m., 4:26 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:53 a.m., 2:35 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:51 a.m., 6:26 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 4:59 a.m., 5:34 p.m.
Greenport: 6:28 a.m., 7:03 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 7:21 a.m., 7:46 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 6:23 a.m., 6:58 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:50 a.m., 8:25 p.m.
South Jamesport: 7:57 a.m., 8:32 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 4:44 a.m., 5:25 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:53 a.m., 3:34 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today