This Morning’s Bulletin — 8.16.16

Depot Lane Creatures, Cutchogue
Depot Lane Creatures, Cutchogue

Good Morning!

• There’s a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms today, with the possibility of gusty winds, heavy rain, and frequent lightning, but otherwise it will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 86 and a light south wind increasing to 6 to 11 miles per hour in the morning. There’s a 30 percent chance of showers tonight, mainly before midnight, with a low around 76. Wednesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 86 and Thursday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 85.

• Riverside Rediscovered will hold an informative social evening tonight at Sarikopa Organic Tea & Coffee Shop at 226 Riverleigh Avenue in Riverside. Sean McLean, Vice-President of Development for Renaissance Downtowns will be providing a project update and Renaissance Downtowns staff will also be discussing the group’s new partnership with UnitedHealthcare. The first 30 people who RSVP and attend the event will receive a $3 Sarikopa gift card. Light desserts and appetizers. RSVP online here or via phone at 631.591.3926.

• The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is helping Suffolk County evaluate the health impacts of several proposed changes to the county’s septic code that could have an impact on East End homeowners, and they’re holding four public meetings in Suffolk County this week to explain the process and get feedback from residents here. The first meeting will be held at the Riverhead Free Library this evening at 6 p.m. More information is online here.

• Southampton Town will hold an informational meeting on the town’s new Tri-Energy program tonight at 7 p.m. at the Rogers Memorial Library, 91 Coopers Farm Road in Southampton. Tri-Energy is a Town of Southampton program to assist homeowners in taking actions that will directly help lower energy costs and the energy demand on the community. The program includes free home energy audits and free solar consultations. More information on the program is online here.

Governments Get To Work:

• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss proposed new floor area and building coverage rules, GIS trail maps and an interim report on airport operations and complaints at their 10 a.m. work session at town hall this morning. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Shelter Island Town Board will discuss the drought, short term rental rules and traffic suggestions for Shelter Island Heights at their 1 p.m. work session this afternoon. Their full agenda is online here.

Out & About:

• The Peconic Land Trust is hosting a family shoreline exploration, titled “Who Lives Under The Sea,” this afternoon at 2 p.m. at the south side of the old Ponquogue Bridge in Hampton Bays. All are welcome to attend. More information is online here. [Free]

• The Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center’s World Cinema Series continues tonight with screenings of “Swiss Army Man” through Thursday at 7 p.m. More information is online here. [$6-$16]

• Dr. Cornel West will discuss “Democracy Matters” as part of the Watermill Center’s Scaler Lecture Series tonight at 7:30 p.m. More information is online here. [Free]

• The Southampton Arts Center hosts the Jewish Film Festival’s “Forbidden Films (Nazi Propaganda)” tonight at 7:30 p.m. More information is online here. [$15]

• Aiyoung Choi discusses women’s lives in North Korea as part of Peconci Landing’s Lifetime Learning Speakers Bureau tonight at 8 p.m. at the Peconic Landing auditorium. All are welcome to attend. More information is online here. [Free]

The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:

August 16
MTK Hbr: 8:13 a.m., 8:28 p.m.
Orient: 9:14 a.m., 9:29 p.m.
GPT: 9:42 a.m., 9:57 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 9:37 a.m., 9:52 p.m.
S. JPT: 11:11 a.m., 11:26 p.m.
Shinn. In.: 6:15 a.m., 6:34 p.m.

August 17
MTK Hbr: 8:54 a.m., 9:09 p.m.
Orient: 9:55 a.m., 10:10 p.m.
GPT: 10:23 a.m., 10:38 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 10:18 a.m., 10:33 p.m.
S. JPT: 11:52 a.m.
Shinn. In.: 7 a.m., 7:17 p.m.

And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.

Beth Young

Beth Young has been covering the East End since the 1990s. In her spare time, she runs around the block, tinkers with bicycles, tries not to drown in the Peconic Bay and hopes to grow the perfect tomato. You can send her a message at editor@eastendbeacon.com

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