• Today will be sunny, with a high near 72 degrees and an east wind 10 to 14 miles per hour. Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 48. Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 72. There’s a 20 percent chance of showers after 1 p.m. Sunday, but otherwise it will be partly sunny, with a high near 70. There’s a 30 percent chance of showers Monday and Tuesday is expected to be mostly sunny.
• Jamesport residents packed the pews of the Jamesport Meeting House Thursday night to hear candidates for Riverhead Town Board pitch their solutions for the town’s enduring problems. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• Both forks of Long Island abound with festivals this weekend, including Greenport’s Maritime Festival, which kicks off tonight with the Land & Sea Gala at Greeport Yacht & Shipbuilding Company. The Beacon’s full details about the maritime festival are online here. Our full listings of other festivals, including the OLA Latino Film Festival, the Sag Harbor American Music Festival and the Southampton SeptemberFest are online here.
• The New York State Assembly Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation is planning a public hearing in Farmingville this coming Monday, Sept. 28 at 11 a.m. on “what steps can be taken to preserve Plum Island as open space in light of the pending sale.” The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• There has been a venue change for the NYLCV Southold candidate forum scheduled for Monday night, Sept. 28. The forum will now be held at the Kinghts of Columbus Hall on Depot Lane in Cutchogue at 6 p.m., not at the Peconic Lane Community Center. More information 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, call 631.208.8889. More information is online here.
• The Riverhead Community Coalition for Safe & Drug-Free Youth and the Riverhead Police Department are hosting their Second Annual Drive Through Drug Drop Off on Saturday, Sept. 26 at Tanger Outlets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., to help people safely dispose of their unused, unwanted and expired medications. There will be free giveaways, including Tanger coupon books. For more information, contact Kelly Miloski at 631.727.3722 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• The Beacon’s calendar of events, filled with ideas for nature walks, films, music, lectures, readings, festivals and other fun events this weekend, is online here.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.