• Today will be sunny, with a high near 77 degrees and a northeast wind at 9 to 11 miles per hour. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 52 degrees. Friday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 71 degrees, Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 72 and Sunday will be partly sunny, with a high near 71.
• Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst proposed a 2016 budget on Tuesday that includes a zero percent tax rate increase for the sixth year in a row. Her budget is proposed to total $91.1 million, up from $88.5 million last year. The budget must be adopted by Nov. 20 after input from the town board and the public. All East End town supervisors must turn in their preliminary budgets by the end of September.
• The Jamesport-South Jamesport Civic Association promises no softball questions at a pair of debates for Riverhead Town Board candidates at the Jamesport Meeting House, beginning tonight. At the first debate tonight at 7 p.m., the civic association will lob questions at town board candidates, and candidates for assessor, tax receiver and town clerk will give statements on their campaigns. On Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 7 p.m. the civic association will host debates between town supervisor and town justice candidates.
• The Riverhead Town Board will discuss the town’s alcohol policy, agricultural worker housing and an update on the senior/recreation department at their 10:30 a.m. work session this morning. Their full agenda is online here.
• The Flanders Fire Department will host an open house this Sunday, Sept. 27, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at their firehouse at 19 Firehouse Lane in Flanders. There will be demonstrations of firefighting skills, tours of the fire trucks, refreshments and information about volunteering.
• The New Suffolk School Enrichment Fund and the New Suffolk Civic Association will be replacing the playground at the New Suffolk School this Saturday, and they’re asking for help from volunteers. If you have some free time on Saturday morning, the work party starts at 8 a.m. If you have post hole diggers, shovels, wheelbarrows, etc., bring them. Lunch will be provided.
• Author Marilyn Weigold will discuss her new book, “Peconic Bay: Four Centuries of History on Long Island’s North and South Forks” at the Suffolk County Historical Society this evening at 6 p.m. [$5/members free]
• The Hamptons International Film Festival is just weeks away, but there are plenty of chances to see some fascinating films that explore the true breadth of culture in American at smaller film festivals on the South Fork in the upcoming weeks. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• For the fifth year in a row, the streets and venues of Sag Harbor will come alive this coming weekend with the sounds of distinctly American forms of music. The Sag Harbor American Music Festival starts tomorrow night. Our guide to the weekend’s events is online here.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.