• Today will be sunny, with a high near 83 degrees and a light and variable wind. Tonight is expected to be clear, with a low around 57. Thursday through Saturday are expected to be sunny, with highs in the low 80s, and Sunday is expected to be partly sunny, with a high near 80.
• The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has added two more public hearings to the schedule of hearings on a controversial plan to dump dredge spoils in Long Island Sound. The first will be held tonight, Sept. 16 at the Hotel Indigo in Riverhead and the second will be held tomorrow, Sept.17 at the Omni New Haven Hotel in New Haven, Conn. Hearings at both locations will begin at 6 p.m. with registration at 5:30 p.m.
• The Riverhead Town Board has set a public hearing for tonight on a proposed one-year moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries, over the objections of Columbia Care NY, which plans to bring a dispensary to the former Blockbuster Video location on Route 58. The hearing will be held at the board’s 7 p.m. meeting.
• The Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation was unable to save a Risso’s dolphin found swimming in shallow waters in North Haven yesterday, after they found the dolphin was in very poor condition and the most humane thing to do was to euthanize it. They will provide more information after a necropsy is completed.
“While this is not the type of news we like to report, we feel it is important to share with you as we greatly appreciate all of the support the public has shown our organization,” they said in a statement on their Facebook page yesterday.
• If you’re heading out on the Long Island Rail Road anywhere along the Ronkonkoma branch (which goes out as far as Greenport) today, check in here for the status on any lingering delays after a freight train derailment mucked up travel along the Ronkonkoman and Port Jefferson branches yesterday afternoon and evening. The MTA was expected to work overnight to re-rail the trains and repair the tracks.
• The United Nations General Assembly is also in session on Manhattan’s East Side through Oct. 6 and the Hampton Jitney is warning of possible service delays due to road closures and re-routing. But if you’re delayed, you might as well just head downtown to Little Italy for the 89th Annual San Gennaro Feast.
• Riverhead Town is hosting its annual bow hunting lottery for hunting at EPCAL and other town-owned properties tomorrow night, Sept. 17, at Riverhead Town Hall at 7 p.m. The lottery is open to Riverhead Town residents and property owners only, who must be in attendance and have proper ID and their hunting license with them. For more information, call 631.727.3200 ext. 223.
• The South Fork Natural History Museum on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike began their free after-school hours yesterday. On Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the school year, admission is free to everyone between 4 and 5 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.