• Today will be sunny, with a high near 88 but heat index values as high as 95. The wind will be out of the southwest at 6 to 13 miles per hour. We’re expecting isolated showers and thunderstorms after midnight, with a low tonight around 73. Wednesday will be partly sunny, with a high near 88 and isolated showers and thunderstorms. There’s a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before noon Thursday, with partly sunny skies and a high near 86.
• Suffolk County Vector Control is planning to spray the following East End areas with the larvacides Bti and Methoprene today through Thursday: Apacuck Point, Dune Road(Overton), Meadow Lane and North Haven in Southampton Town; Napeague and Accabonac Harbor in East Hampton Town; the Aquebogue Overlook and Pier Avenue in Riverhead Town and New Suffolk and Great Hog Neck in Southold Town. For more information, call 631.852.4270.
• New York State Assemblyman Fred Thiele announced Monday that New York State Public Library Construction Grants have been awarded to Quogue Library for $4,725 and Shelter Island Library for $25,000. Quogue Library will use the funds to install LED bulbs for energy efficiency and the Shelter Island Library will use the grant to construct a staff room and relocate the children’s department.
• The East Hampton Town Board will hear a year-to-date report from the town’s code enforcement department, an update on hamlet studies and a comprehensive annual financial report at their 10 a.m. work session this morning at town hall. Their full agenda is online here.
• The Shelter Island Town Board will hear a report from the town’s deer and tick committee, hear an update on water quality grants and hold a special meeting to accept bids and waive tent fees for events hosted by the Taylor’s Island committee and the Shelter Island Fire Department at their 1 p.m. work session this afternoon. Their full agenda is online here.
• The Riverhead Town Board will hold public hearings on bamboo restrictions, a request from Jamesport’s Glass Greenhouse for a bistro use, and changes to the town’s fire prevention permit and site plan fee codes at their 2 p.m. meeting this afternoon. Their full agenda is online here.
• Due to the postponement of the Friends of the Big Duck’s annual rubber ducky race from Aug. 4 to Aug. 11, the group is auctioning off tickets to see Mavis Staples this Friday, Aug. 10, before the rescheduled race. Bidding begins at $50 for a pair of tickets, online here. All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Big Duck, and if you win, you’ll see a great show!
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:37 a.m., 7:07 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:45 a.m., 6:15 p.m.
Greenport: 7:14 a.m., 7:44 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:06 a.m., 8:26 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:09 a.m., 7:39 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:36 a.m., 9:06 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:43 a.m., 9:13 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 5:33 a.m., 6 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:42 a.m., 4:09 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:32 a.m., 8 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:40 a.m., 7:08 p.m.
Greenport: 8:09 a.m., 8:37 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:06 a.m., 9:26 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:04 a.m., 8:32 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:31 a.m., 9:59 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:38 a.m., 10:06 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 6:40 a.m., 7:05 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:49 a.m., 5:14 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.