• Today will be sunny, with a high near 89 degrees, with a light west wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 miles per hour in the morning. There’s a 20 percent chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms after 10 p.m. tonight, but otherwise it will be partly cloudy, with a low around 70 and a southwest wind 5 to 8 miles per hour. There’s also a 20 percent chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms before 10 a.m. tomorrow, but otherwise it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 85 degrees and a south wind 7 to 11 miles per hour. Wednesday will be partly sunny, with a high near 82 degrees and Thursday is expected to be partly sunny, with a high near 85 degrees and a 30 percent chance of showers after noon.
• When Southold Town held its first public hearing on a proposed short-term rental law in early June, Town Supervisor Scott Russell declared that, like King Solomon, the town board had produced a result “that absolutely pleases no one.” But a new draft, which defines prohibited short-term rentals as fewer than 14 days instead of fewer than seven days, was even less popular. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• Deer rights advocates are planning to listen in on the East Hampton Town Board’s work session tomorrow, Aug. 18 at 10 a.m. to hear the details of the town’s Deer Management Advisory Committee’s plan to expand hunting to several old brush dumps, the town’s transfer station, and nature preserves on Dirt Road in Amagansett/East Hampton.
• Mike Rusinsky performs a free concert on the Montauk Green tonight at 6 p.m.; Winston Irie performs a free concert in Greenport’s Mitchell Park tonight at 7:30 p.m. and the Village of Westhampton Beach hosts a free screening of Disney’s “Malifecent” on the Great Lawn at sunset. The Beacon’s full listings of free summer concerts in parks are online here.
• As hurricane season kicks into high gear, Southampton Town is asking its residents to sign up for CodeRED email and text message alerts to help them prepare for major storms. Southampton also uses the system to alert people to major road closures, fires, and other emergencies.
• Southold Town is hosting a free hazardous waste disposal day, for town residents only, this Saturday, Aug. 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. They’re accepting oil-based paints and stains, herbicides, poisons, corrosive cleaners, turpentine, wood preservatives, aerosols, automotive liquids, pool chemicals, items containing mercury and other household hazardous waste.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.