• Today will be sunny, with a high near 81 degrees and a north wind 6 to 8 miles per hour, becoming west in the afternoon. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 60 and a southwest wind around 6 miles per hour. We’re expecting patchy fog before 7 a.m. tomorrow, which will otherwise be sunny, with a high near 86 degrees. Saturday is expected to be mostly sunny, with a high near 84 degrees and Sunday is expected to be mostly sunny, with a high near 87.
• The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is planning to go ahead with long-languishing plans to continue to allow the dumping of toxin-laden dredge spoils from Connecticut rivers into the Long Island Sound, and environmentalists on Long Island are gearing up for a fight. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• More than 200 people turned out Monday night to a public hearing organized by the state Department of Environmental Conservation in Quogue over a proposed plan to place 1.1 million cubic yards of sand along the village’s ocean beach. Most who spoke were opposed to the project. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• The Riverhead Town Board will discuss the town’s alcohol policies, an application by Peconic Green Growth, the solar code and police department training at their 10 a.m. work session this morning. Their full agenda is online here.
• The Southampton Town Board will discuss traffic and speeding concerns and historic biking, walking and driving tours at their 10:30 a.m. work session this morning. Their full agenda is online here.
•Ted Webb, Flotilla Commander, United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, takes attendees into and through one of the most photographed and importantly situated lighthouses on the East Coast, the Orient Point Lighthouse in a virtual tour at the East End Seaport Museum in Greenport tonight at 7 p.m. [$10/members free]
• Montauk Observatory members and guests are invited an evening under the stars during the summer’s most reliable meteor shower, the Perseids, tomorrow night at the Ross School Tennis Center in East Hampton at 8 p.m. Montauk Observatory astronomers will be on site to give an informal talk about the meteor shower and provide a guided tour of the night sky using Montauk Observatory’s telescope. More information is online here.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.