• Today will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 81 degrees and a calm wind becoming southeast 5 to 9 miles per hour in the morning. There’s a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight tonight, with a low around 67 degrees. Tomorrow, there’s a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, but otherwise it will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 84 degrees. Wednesday is expected to be mostly sunny, with a high near 83 degrees.
• Our prayers are with the family of Shinnecock Nation elder Elizabeth Haile, a clear voice for truth and righteousness, who crossed over into the spirit world Friday afternoon. A viewing will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 25 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hamptons United Methodist Church in Southampton, followed by a funeral service at 2 p.m.
• In light of recent overcrowding on the Cannonball Express to the Hamptons, South Fork State Assemblyman Fred Thiele has called on the Long Island Rail Road to keep its commitment to providing new train shuttle service. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has appropriated $37.2 Million in its capital plan for “Scoot diesel” trains on the East End, but has not put them into service. Mr. Thiele said if the MTA doesn’t address the train situation here, he and other lawmakers will again take up the cause of creating a Peconic Bay Transportation Authority for the East End.
• The 26th annual Greenport Maritime Festival, presented by the East End Seaport Museum & Marine Foundation, will take place the weekend of Sept. 26 and 27. There will be a meeting for all interested prospective volunteers tomorrow, Tuesday, Aug. 25 at 5:30 p.m. at the Little Schoolhouse on Front Street in Greenport. For more information, call the museum at 631.477.2100 or email Arlene Klein at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Duane Keiser will talk about being a painter in the digital age tonight at 6 p.m. at the South Street Gallery, 18 South Street in Greenport. He will share his unique take on the current and future state of the artists in relation to the internet and social media. Mr. Keiser is an innovator behind the ‘A Painting A Day’ phenomenon, where artwork produced on the easel is immediately offered (and in his case promptly sold) on eBay. Refreshments will be served and there will be time to meet the artist. [$25]
• Job Potter and Friends will perform a free concert on the Montauk Green tonight at 6 p.m., The Pamela Betti Band will perform a free concert at Greenport’s Mitchell Park tonight at 7:30 p.m. and the Village of Westhampton Beach hosts a free screening of “Guardians of the Galaxy” tonight at 8 p.m. on the Great Lawn. The Beacon’s full list of free summer concerts is online here.
• The Beacon’s Week in Review was delivered piping hot to inboxes throughout the East End in the wee hours of Sunday morning. To get your very own copy each week, sign up here.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.
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 email@example.com