• We’re looking at a 50 percent chance of showers before noon today, but otherwise it will be cloudy, with a high near 75 degrees and a north wind 9 to 11 miles per hour. Tomorrow is expected to be mostly sunny, with a high near 79 degrees. There’s a 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Sunday, with rainfall expected to be between a quarter and a half an inch. Otherwise, it will be cloudy, with a high near 77 degrees. Monday and Tuesday are expected to be sunny, with temperatures in the high 70s.
• Communities throughout the East End will be hosting Sept. 11 memorial services throughout the day today. Our full listings are online here.
• Riverhead’s Republican town supervisor primary is likely to be decided by absentee ballots — at the close of polling last night, Councilwoman Jodi Giglio, who was chosen by the party to run for supervisor, had garnered 1,085 votes, while incumbent Supervisor Sean Walter had just 1,056 votes — a 29-vote spread. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• The Suffolk County Legislature approved a transfer of portions of Newtown Road and North Shore Road totalling about half an acre in Hampton Bays to Southampton Town Wednesday night, part of the Canoe Place Inn redevelopment project, which includes 37 townhouses on the east side of the canal. The deal will allow the public to access the east side of the Shinnecock Canal, with developers Rechler Equity Partners putting up $1 million to reconstruct and realign the roads.
• Southampton Town’s Anti-Bias Task Force hosts its annual CommUNITY Picnic at Red Creek Park in Hampton Bays tomorrow, Sept. 12, from 1 to 5 p.m. There will be free food, games, music and activities for kids throughout the afternoon.
• Members of North Fork Audubon rallied the troops at Southold’s Sept. 8 town board meeting in support of a long-languishing proposal to ban one-use plastic bags in Southold, but they were met with little support from Town Supervisor Scott Russell. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• Volunteers and staff from the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons in Wainscott spent their Labor Day weekend on a mission that they won’t soon forget. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• The North Fork Audubon Society is hosting a fascinating discussion tonight on “Avian Vagrancy on Fire Island” at 7:30 p.m. at the Peconic Lane Community Center. Professor Shai Mitra will discuss vagrant birds, individuals who live far beyond the expected geographical limits of their species, which have fascinated people for centuries. More information is online here.
• Artist Arden Scott will tell of the eight-year journey to build her beloved 28-foot Murray Peterson design schooner “Annie” from scratch in a talk titled “It Takes a Village to Build a Sailboat” at Greenport’s Floyd Memorial Library tonight at 6 p.m. More information is online here.
• The Concerned Citizens of Montauk are hosting their annual Montauk Beach Sweep Clean-up tomorrow from 9 a.m. to noon.Meeting locations are at Zum Schneider, Surf Lodge, Dirt Lot at Ditch Plains & Navy Beach Restaurant. Bags & gloves will be provided. More information is online here.
• Sag Harbor’s HarborFest celebration of the village’s maritime history begins tonight and continues all weekend. Our full listing of events is online here.
• The Beacon’s full events calendar for the weekend ahead is online here.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.