• Showers are likely today, mainly before 10 a.m., but otherwise it will be cloudy, with a high near 78. The wind will be out of the west at 3 to 6 miles per hour. There’s a 30 percent chance of showers tonight, mainly before 9 p.m. with a low around 59. Friday will be sunny, with a high near 81, and things aren’t looking too hot at this point for Labor Day Weekend, with a 30 to 40 percent chance of showers all weekend, highs in the low 70s, and the possibility that the remnants of Tropical Storm Hermine could dampen late weekend celebrations.
• Southold Town has been on a mission this year to do more to address the town’s burgeoning affordable housing crisis, and this issue has become particularly heated in Mattituck. In an effort to further the public discussion, the Mattituck-Laurel Civic Association held an intensive forum Monday night to discuss many aspects of Southold’s affordable housing goals. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• The Riverhead Town Board will discuss the upcoming school year with Riverhead Central School District officials, police training, the town’s Community Preservation Fund project plan and the town’s burgeoning social media plan at their 10 a.m. work session this morning. Their full agenda is online here.
• The East Hampton Town Board will hold public hearings on numerous CPF acquisitions, grants of scenic and conservation easements and on proposed changes to the town code to allow affordable apartments in accessor structures at their 6:30 p.m. meeting tonight. More information on the affordable housing code change is online here. Their full agenda is online here.
• The Greenport Village Planning Board will discuss the potential change of four apartments at the American Beech Inn in Stirling Square to six new rental units at the inn, and a proposed seawall, along with a new concrete platform for a generator, at Eastern Long Island Hospital at their 5 p.m. meeting this evening. Their full agenda is online here.
• The Southampton Town Board has cancelled their work session this morning.
• The Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center in Riverhead is expecting a new addition to its collection today — Miss Ruby, a rare one-in-30-million yellow lobster, will be arriving in the aquarium’s Rocky Shores display, after she was donated by Burger & Lobster restaurant in Manhattan. Miss Ruby turned up in a shipment of 2,000 pounds of lobster from Nova Scotia, and it’s doubtful she’d survive the trip back to her home waters, so she will live out her days dining on restaurant-quality food and receiving full-time care on East Main Street.
• Artist Andrea Cote will host an art workshop for kids in the Southampton Arts Center’s galleries this afternoon at 4:30 p.m., trying on the personas of characters whose ideas they’d like to see gain traction in the world, in conjunction with the current exhibition, “Winning the White House: From Press Prints to Selfies.” More information is online here. [Free]
• The Southampton Historical Museum will host a “Yappy Hour” tonight from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. — Pets and their owners are invited for cocktails, caricatures, paw readings and adoptions. Tickets are $25. More information is online here.
• The Beacon moved to a new host yesterday, and some of our readers who attempted to access the site while it was being moved reported that some pages were unavailable during the process — we’re anticipating the full site will be available to anyone who views it today, and we’re hoping you’ll benefit from greatly improved site speed going forward. Thanks for sticking with us!
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
MTK Hbr: 9:27 a.m., 9:50 p.m.
Orient: 10:28 a.m., 10:51 p.m.
Greenport: 10:56 a.m., 11:19 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 10:51 a.m., 11:14 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 12:18 p.m.
S. Jamesport: 12:05 a.m., 12:25 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:51 a.m., 8:04 p.m.
MTK Hbr: 10:11 a.m., 10:33 p.m.
Orient: 11:12 a.m., 11:34 p.m.
Greenport: 11:40 a.m.
Sag Hbr: 11:35 a.m., 11:57 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 12:41 a.m. 1:02 p.m.
S. Jamesport: 12:48 a.m., 1:09 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:33 a.m., 8:44 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.