Pictured Above: The Yellow Vests of Fishers Island: Fishers Island kids are among more than 1,200 island residents who signed a petition demanding Southold Town keep its commitment to expanding bike paths and fixing sidewalks on the Island. The sidewalks are awaiting replacement of underground lead water pipes, and are due to be fixed next spring, said Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell at the town’s annual Fishers Island meeting Wednesday. The bike path, he said, is awaiting a potential transfer of U.S. Navy property to to the town. ‘There’s no dotted line for us to sign on’ yet, he said.
• There’s a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms today, mainly after 2 p.m., with partly sunny skies and a high near 83. The wind will be out of the west at 7 to 9 miles per hour. There’s a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight, with partly cloudy skies and a low around 65. Friday will be sunny, with a high near 85, and Saturday will be sunny, with a high near 83.
• President Donald Trump is coming to the Hamptons tomorrow for a fundraiser at the home of Bridgehampton builder Joe Farrell. Progressive East End Reformers are hoping to send a message to attendees with a “Save America Stop Hate” rally led by clergy members and grassroots activists Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Water Mill Village Green on Montauk Highway. They’re asking participants to bring American flags and signs. More details are online here.
• Southampton Town is planning to hold a public hearing on a revised petition for the incorporation of a Village of East Quogue on Wednesday, Aug. 14 at 6 p.m. at the East Quogue Fire Department at 465 Montauk Highway in East Quogue. More details are online here.
• The Riverhead Town Board is slated to hold a public hearing on whether to deem a property on West Main Street just east of Forge Road as blighted before its 10 a.m. work session this morning, after which they’re slated to discuss a monthly public safety report and hear updates from town board members about their committee liaison reports at the work session.
• The Southampton Town Board will hold a discussion of the concept plan for the new John Steinbeck Memorial Park in Sag Harbor and give an update on a Hampton Bays bikeshare pilot plan at its 10 a.m. work session at town hall this morning. Their full agenda is online here.
• The Southold Town Office of Emergency Management is offering a public awareness seminar on local emergencies and the role of Southold’s OEM on this evening, Aug. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Peconic Community Center at 1170 Peconic Lane in Peconic. Southold’s OEM is responsible for preparing the town and the public to manage activities before, during, and after the impact of a natural or man-made disaster. All are welcome to attend.
• Beginning this afternoon at 4 p.m., the summer interns at Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor present a three-day long production of “Incognito,” in which four actors play a combined 21 characters within the play’s three interwoven stories. Tickets are $10 and more details are online here.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:51 a.m., 3:32 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:59 a.m., 2:40 p.m.
Greenport: 3:28 a.m., 4:09 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:25 a.m., 5:01 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:23 a.m., 4:04 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:50 a.m., 5:31 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:57 a.m., 5:38 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 2:02 a.m., 2:47 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:11 a.m., 12:56 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 3:51 a.m., 4:34 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 2:59 a.m., 3:42 p.m.
Greenport: 4:28 a.m., 5:11 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:25 a.m., 5:59 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:23 a.m., 5:06 p.m.
New Suffolk: 5:50 a.m., 6:33 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5:57 a.m., 6:40 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 2:58 a.m., 3:42 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:07 a.m., 1:51 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.