This Morning’s Bulletin — 9.22.15
• Today will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 73 degrees and a northeast wind 7 to 11 miles per hour. Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 53 degrees. Wednesday will be sunny, with a high near 77 degrees, Thursday will be sunny, with a high near 76 and Friday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 75.
• Jodi Giglio will be the Riverhead Republican candidate for town supervisor this November, after absentee ballots counted Monday morning increased her lead in the Sept. 10 primary from 29 to 41 votes. In total, Ms. Giglio took home 1,148 votes and incumbent Republican Supervisor Sean Walter took home 1,107 votes. Mr. Walter, who still holds the Conservative Party line, will still be in the running for the Nov. 3 general election against Democratic Party candidate Tony Coates.
• Nine months after East Hampton Town adopted a ban on single-use plastic bags, the law is slated to go into effect today. East Hampton Village, Southampton Town, Sagaponack Village and Southampton Village all have already implemented single-use bag bans. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst is expected to unveil her tentative 2016 budget at the town board’s 1 p.m. meeting this afternoon. There are also two public hearings on the agenda. One is on decreasing the speed limit on North Road between Shinnecock Hills and Hampton Bays from 45 to 40 miles per hour, and the other is on a proposed requirement that landlords provide garbage pickup at their tenants houses. The board’s full agenda is online here.
• The Southampton Town Board is planning to make amendments to the garbage pickup hearing, but will open the hearing for anyone to speak and adjourn it to a later date. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• The Southold Town Board will discuss funding for fingerprinting at police headquarters, a grant application for a unified court system, East End Arts’ request to use the Peconic Lane Community Center for art shows and programming and the state’s public hearing next Monday, Sept. 28 on the future of Plum Island at their 9 a.m. work session this morning. At their 4:30 p.m. regular meeting, the board will hear a public hearing on a zoning change for a proposed mixed-use development on Route 25 in Mattituck. Their full agenda for both meetings is online here.
• The Shelter Island Town Board is expected to discuss a special permit for the Shelter Island Craft Brewery and the possibility of overriding the state 2 percent property tax cap at their 1 p.m. work session this afternoon. Their full agenda is online here.
• The Peconic Land Trust is looking for the community’s support in helping them to preserve a 20.9-acre farm owned by generations of Edwards, Terry and Latham farmers in Orient. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• WaterFire on the Peconic, a proposed arts installation along the Peconic River, was incorporated last week by artist Barnaby Evans as a nonprofit corporation. You can now send any correspondence to: WaterFire on the Peconic, Inc., P.O. Box 1991, Riverhead, NY 11901.
• The 2016 East Hampton Library Budget was approved by a wide margin on Saturday. Voters in East Hampton approved the budget with 77 percent of the vote, while voters in Springs and Wainscott all voted in favor of the budget. In total, there were 100 votes for the budget and 24 opposed.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.