• We’re expecting a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2 p.m. today, but otherwise it will be partly sunny, with a high near 86 degrees and a south wind 5 to 8 miles per hour. There’s a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms overnight, with patchy fog after 2 a.m. and a low around 67 degrees. Friday will be partly sunny, with a high near 89. There’s a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Saturday, but otherwise it will be partly sunny, with a high near 83.
• If you were expecting any resolution to last Tuesday’s too-close-to-call Democratic primary for Congress this week, don’t hold your breath. The Suffolk County Board of Elections is only today beginning to open the about 1,800 absentee ballots they’ve received, and a final tally isn’t expected until early next week.
• New York State Assemblyman Fred Thiele announced in late June that the state will be awarding $150,000 for improved hiking access and trails in the undeveloped 1,364-acre Napeague State Park. More information is online here.
• The East Hampton Town Board has a bevy of public hearings scheduled for their 6:30 p.m. meeting tonight, including hearings on noise restrictions at public assemblies, landmark designation for the Fowler House in Springs (the last known dwelling of members of the Montaukett Indian tribe), changes to hunting areas on town land, Summerhill Landscaping’s proposed lease of town property at the East Hampton Airport and numerous parking restrictions and CPF acquisitions and conservation easements. Their full agenda is online here.
• The Southampton Town Board will discuss updates on Council members’ projects at their 10 a.m. work session this morning. Their full agenda is online here.
• The Southampton Town Board has also announced they will travel to Hampton Bays next Thursday, July 14 to hold a formal work session at the Hampton Bays Fire Department Sub-station at 106 Ponquogue Avenue from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This work session, the first of several planned to be held outside of Town Hall, will include topics specific to Hampton Bays, including an update on the opening weekend for Good Ground Park, tentatively scheduled for Oct. 14 through 16, and the planning analysis of the Hampton Bays Business District.
• Today’s Riverhead Town Board work session has been cancelled.
• Group for the East End will host a family scavenger hunt this morning from 10 a.m. to noon at Pequash Beach in Cutchogue. More information is online here. [Free/Donations Appreciated]
• The Quogue Wildlife Refuge will host a silk dyeing workshop for teens and adults with local floral artist and natural dyeist Jill Borenstein this afternoon at 4:30 p.m. Mor information is online here. [$30/Reservations Required]
• Greenport’s Floyd Memorial Library kicks off a Shakespeare-themed Thursday night film festival series tonight at 6 p.m. with a free screening of The Reduced Shakespeare Company’s “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare(Abridged).” Shakespeare-themed films will be screened every Thursday at 6 p.m. through Aug. 25. More information is online here.
• Also in the world of film, Joe Lauro takes some rare rock footage out of the vault for a show tonight at Guild Hall in East Hampton. More information is online here. [$12]
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
MTK Hbr: 11:55 a.m.
Orient: 12:25 a.m., 12:56 p.m.
GPT: 12:53 a.m., 1:24 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 12:48 a.m., 1:19 p.m.
S. JPT: 2:22 a.m., 2:53 p.m.
Shinn. In.: 10:16 a.m., 10:26 p.m.
MTK Hbr: 12:14 a.m., 12:46 p.m.
Orient: 1:15 a.m., 1:47 p.m.
GPT: 1:43 a.m., 2:15 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 1:38 a.m., 2:10 p.m.
S. JPT: 3:12 a.m., 3:44 p.m.
Shinn. In.: 11:07 a.m., 11:15 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.