• We’re expecting a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon today, but otherwise it will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 80 degrees and a south wind 6 to 13 miles per hour. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 73 degrees and a southwest wind 9 to 13 miles per hour. Tomorrow morning, we’re looking at a 50 percent chance of widespread heavy rainfall and thunderstorms, which could cause flash flooding in some areas, and a high near 84 degrees. There’s a 40 percent chance of showers on Thursday, but otherwise we’re expecting mostly cloudy skies and a high near 73 degrees. Friday is expected to be mostly sunny, with a high near 84 degrees.
• Suffolk County Vector Control is back out spraying salt marshes with mosquito larvaecide today. They began work at 5 a.m. and plan to continue until 8 p.m. Here’s where they’re spraying on the East End: Southampton: Stokes Pond, Apacuck Point, Westhampton Dunes, Meadow Lane and North Sea; East Hampton: Napeague, Accabonac Harbor; Riverhead: Indian Island, Aquebogue Overlook, Crescent Duck Farm, Aquebogue Farm and Millar Farm; Southold: Kerwin Boulevard, Pipes Neck Creek and Pipes Cove. For more information, contact Vector Control at 631.852.4270.
• The Riverhead Town Board meets at 2 p.m. today. They’ll be holding public hearings on the town procurement policy, No Parking zones at the Stop & Shop on Route 58, and on changes to the code of ethics that would prohibit appointed board members from serving on executive boards of political committees. The ethics code bill has been on the board’s back burner for quite some time.
• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss a proposed beach fire container law and hear a presentation from the Garden Club of East Hampton at their 10 a.m. work session at town hall today. Their full agenda is online here.
• Guild Hall in East Hampton hosts a book launch this evening for Robin Lea’s “Dinner with Jackson Pollock,” a collection of savory recipes served by Jackson Pollock, Lee Krasner and Pollock’s mother Stella. The free event, which begins at 5 p.m., includes a panel discussion with author Robyn Lea, Chef Michael Rozzi of The 1770 House, who helped recreate the recipes for the book, and Guild Hall Executive Director Ruth Appelhof, who lived, cooked and ate with Lee Krasner. More information is online here.
• The Jamesport Firemen’s Association’s annual Firemen’s Carnival begins today at the George Young Community Center in Jamesport. They’ll be open through July 11, with a parade tomorrow at 7 p.m. and fireworks on July 11 at 9 p.m. More information is online here.
• The North Fork Environmental Council will host its annual Environmentalist of the Year awards this Thursday, July 9 at 6 p.m. at the Veterans Park Community Room at Veterans Beach on Peconic Bay Boulevard in Mattituck. This year, they’re honoring Brookhaven National Laboratory Manager of Special Projects Mel Morris for his work engaging schoolchildren throughout the East End in the natural world around them. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door. More information is online here.
• ARF in Wainscott is hosting its annual Best Looking Mutt contest in celebration of National Mutt Day on Friday, July 31. They’re asking mutt people to submit photos of their mixed breed dogs to ARF via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop off a photo at the ARF Adoption Center at 91 Daniels Hole Road in Wainscott. You could win a free DNA kit to find out exactly what mix of a dog you have, as well as a bunch of ARF Swag – not to mention bragging rights for the “Best Looking Mutt 2015.” Photos must be submitted by Sunday, July 26. ARF staff will pick the top four mutt finalists and the ultimate vote will be will open to the public at the ARF Adoption Center, 91 Daniels Hole Road in Wainscott from Mon., July 27 through Thurs., July 30 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Best Looking Mutt will be announced on July 31.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.