• Today will be partly sunny, with a high near 84 degrees and a northwest wind 7 to 9 miles per hour, becoming southwest in the afternoon. There’s a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms overnight, mainly after 3 a.m., with a low tonight around 71. There’s a 20 percent chance of showers before 10 a.m. Friday, but otherwise it will be partly sunny, with a high near 89. Saturday will be partly sunny, with a high near 81.
• While Tropical Storm Hermine didn’t wash out Labor Day weekend, it did cause some damage to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers geobag revetment project completed, over vocal objection from the community, in downtown Montauk last winter. But East Hampton Town representatives said Wednesday that they will not be the ones paying for the damage. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• Southold Town was filled to the brim with vacationers all summer long, and in the post-Labor Day, pre-pumpkin-picking lull, the town is doing some street-searching to see what can be done to alleviate the traffic congestion associated with the busy season. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• “It’s no magic bullet, but it will make another contribution to affordable housing for the year-round community,” said East Hampton builder Pat Trunzo, summing up the general public impression of a new tweak in the town code to encourage affordable housing at a public hearing at East Hampton Town Hall last Thursday. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• East End Congressman Lee Zeldin announced Wednesday that he’s been successful in convincing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to push back the deadline for written comment on the FIMP study from Sept. 29 to Oct. 19, 2016. More information is online here.
• Suffolk County Transit is hosting two public hearings this week on the proposal to cut nine bus routes to help close the county’s budget gap, including three routes on the East End. Hearings will be held at the county’s legislative auditorium in Riverside today, Sept. 8, from 3 to 7 p.m. and in Hauppauge on Friday, Sept. 9. More information is online here.
• Suffolk County Vector Control will conduct an arial spraying of the following East End areas with mosquito larvicides Methoprene and VectoBac today and tomorrow between the hours of 5 a.m. and 8 p.m.: Jagger Lane, Apacuck Point, Moneybogue Bay and Meadow Lane in Southampton Town and Napeague and Accabonac harbors in East Hampton Town. For more information, call Vector Control at 631.852.4270.
Governments Get To Work:
• The Southampton Town Board will discuss proposed amendments to the town’s energy conservation code and a community housing opportunity surcharge at their 10 a.m. work session this morning. Their full agenda is online here.
• Riverhead’s Thursday morning town board work session has been cancelled today.
Out & About:
• One Guitar returns to Riverhead’s Vail-Leavitt Music Hall tonight at 7 p.m. Dozens of local musicians play original songs on one Gibson acoustic guitar to raise money for the Maureen’s Haven homeless shelter network. Tickets are $30. More information is online here.
• Tomorrow night, Sept. 9 at 7:30 p.m., don’t miss Greenport eighth grader Joe McInnis’s discussion of his research on bee colony collapse disorder in a special presentation sponsored by North Fork Audubon at the Peconic Lane Community Center. Admission is free. More information is online here.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.