• We’re expecting potentially severe showers and thunderstorms after 3 p.m., which could produce some flash flooding, but otherwise it will be partly sunny, with a high near 85 degrees and a southwest wind 7 to 9 miles per hour. Tonight, showers and thunderstorms are likely before 3 a.m. Tomorrow, the chance of showers dips down to 30 percent, but we could also see some heavy thunderstorms after 2 p.m. Otherwise, it will be cloudy, with a high near 75 degrees. Friday skies are expected to clear, with a high near 82 degrees and we’re looking at sunny skies and highs in the mid-80s for the weekend.
• Just one month after Riverhead’s Republican Party decided not to back incumbent Town Supervisor Sean Walter for re-election this fall, many partisans are crying foul over Mr. Walter’s renewed interest in a long-languishing ethics proposal whose sole immediate impact would be to force Riverhead Republican Party Chairman Mason Hass, who also serves as an elected town tax assessor, to choose just one of those two roles. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• The Amagansett Food Institute has signed a lease with the Peconic Land Trust to run the Amagansett Farmers Market at 367 Main Street in Amagansett, with a planned opening on Aug. 1, 2015. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• Congressman Lee Zeldin and Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell will be the guest speakers at the annual meeting of the Kenneys & McCabe’s Beach Civic Association this Saturday morning, July 11 at 9 a.m. at the Peconic Lane Recreation Center. The neighborhoods served by the civic association are between Route 48 and the Long Island Sound between the Peconic Dunes Camp and Lighthouse Road.
• The East Marion Community Association is hosting its 8th Annual Ice Cream Social this Saturday, July 11 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the East Marion Firehouse. The social is free to all East Marion residents and their guests, and to all EMCA members. They’re also willing to pick you up and drive you there for ice cream. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Robin at 631.477.2819.
• Community Action Southold Town (CAST) is planning a reunion of the 1960 – 1970 Greenport Youth Council of CAST on Aug. 15 of this year from 3 to 9 p.m. at the Greenport High School. The reunion committee is looking for anyone who was involved with the Greenport Youth Council during those years. If you were involved or know someone who was, contact CAST Director Linda Ruland at 631.477.1717 so she can send out invitations!
• Bay Street Theater has announced that its current production, “Five Presidents,” originally extended an extra week to July 19 by popular demand, has now been extended to July 26 by even more popular demand. More information on the show is online here.
• Danza Nova will perform a free concert at 6:30 p.m. tonight in Agawam Park in Southampton and the Island Jazz Ensemble will perform a free concert at 7:30 tonight at Southold’s Silversmith’s Corner. Amagansett Square is also hosting a free outdoor screening of the film “Big” tonight at 9 p.m. The Beacon’s full free outdoor summer concert listings for the summer are online here.
• The Peconic Land Trust is hosting a fun morning full of family marine life explorations at their Widow’s Hole Preserve on the bay at Fourth Street in Greenport tomorrow, July 9, beginning at 11 a.m. The property, formerly owned by Exxon/Mobil, is being restored as a nature preserve by Southold Town, Greenport Village, Cornell Cooperative Extension, the Peconic Land Trust and community volunteers. More information is online here.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.