• Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 75 degrees and a northeast wind 13 to 17 miles per hour. There’s a chance of sprinkles overnight. Tomorrow will be partly sunny, with a high near 72, Wednesday will be partly sunny, with a high near 74 and Thursday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 75.
• The fall campaign season is now in full swing, with Southold Democrats announcing a new party line, East Hampton environmentalists calling on candidates to state their positions on environmental issues, a slew of debates planned and a probable announcement on the final results of the Riverhead Republican town supervisor primary this week. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• Tomorrow is the Third Annual Car Free Day Long Island, a challenge to see if you can spend the day traveling around Long Island without the use of your personal car. You can sign up to take the pledge to participate online here, or read our tale of our 2013 attempt at participating in Car Free Day online here.
• With Waldbaums stores across Long Island closing due to the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company bankruptcy, the Riverhead, East Hampton and Southampton Waldbaums stores announced drastic sales on Friday as they attempt to clear out the inventory their stores. The Southampton and East Hampton stores will be replaced by Stop & Shop, while no tenant has yet been announced for the Riverhead store. The Westhampton Beach and Mattituck locations are not yet slated to be closed.
• The Peconic Estuary Program is celebrating National Estuaries Week tomorrow with a free conference on the health of the bays at the Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• The North Fork Breast Health Coalition is holding the 17th annual 5K Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness on Sunday, Sept. 27 at 9 a.m. at the Riverhead Tanger Outlet Center. Participants can pre-register or register from 7:30-8:45 a.m. that morning.The registration fee is $25 if paid on the day of the event. To register or for more information, call 631.208.8889.
• The Suffolk County Historical Society has received a Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation grant of $400,000 for their planned ADA-compliant wing. This gift will assist SCHS in building an addition that will house an elevator and two handicap-accessible restrooms, and create a handicap parking area proposed for the southeast corner of the Society’s West Main Street property. SCHS is mounting a capital campaign to raise an additional $275,000 to complete the wing.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.