• The weather’s heading downhill over the next couple days: There’s a 30 percent chance of rain today, and we’re expecting patchy fog until 9 a.m. Today’s high will be near 79 degrees and we’re expecting a south wind of 3 to 8 miles per hour. There’s an 80 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms tonight and then again tomorrow, when the high will be near 73 degrees. Thursday, the chance of rain dips down to 50 percent, with a high near 61 degrees.
• A lot of great ideas on how to preserve Plum Island were laid out on the table at a State Assembly-sponsored public hearing in Farmingville yesterday. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• East End town boards have a bye today, which, as both the fifth and last Tuesday of the month, takes them off the hook at the end of a long month of public meetings. Enjoy the day off from government news, because tomorrow we’ll have big exciting news about town supervisors’ budgets from throughout the East End, which are due by the end of September.
• The Mattituck-Laurel Civic Association will hold its monthly meeting tomorrow, Sept. 30, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the American Legion in Mattituck. The meeting is open to all and attendees will be asked to share their interests and concerns about local quality-of-life and other issues.
• This Saturday, Oct. 3 at 3 p.m., Concerned Citizens of Montauk will host its annual Topical Forum at the Montauk Firehouse. This year’s forum will explore cleaning up Montauk’s polluted waterways, protecting Montauk’s beaches and coast and strategies to address environmental risks facing the community. Guest speakers include Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst and East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell. More information is online here.
• The New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund and the North Fork Environmental Council are hosting a candidate forum with Riverhead Town Supervisor candidates Sean Walter, Anthony Coates, and Jodi Giglio next Monday, Oct. 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Suffolk County Community College Culinary School on Main Street in Riverhead. More information is online here. Our coverage of their forum last night with Southold Town Supervisor candidates is online here.
• Guild Hall in East Hampton hosts an evening of forum theatre with Theatre of the Oppressed tonight at 7:30 p.m. Forum theatre is a theatrical innovation created by Brazilian artist and activist Augusto Boal. Often described as a rehearsal for revolution, the audience members interact with the actors within the forum piece to explore, analyze, and transform the reality they may live in or see before them. And, it’s free. [Free]
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.