• On top of the frigid temperatures we’re experiencing this morning, we’re also facing wind chills that will make it feel far colder out there. Overnight, with winds in the 30-mile-per-hour range over parts of the East End, the wind chill dipped to -15 degrees Farenheight. Today, we’re still under a wind chill advisory, with west winds of 11 to 16 miles per hour expected to make it feel like between 0 degrees and -11 during the day. NOAA is urging everyone to wear hats and gloves to prevent frostbite and hypothermia. As of 7 a.m., the real temperature in Riverhead was 6 degress Farenheight, with a high of 20 expected.
• East End Congressman Lee Zeldin, who was sworn in Tuesday, was one of two freshman members of Congress grilled by Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday, and the freshman congressman wasted no time challenging President Barack Obama’s policies. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• One year after the state LIPA Reform Act put the New Jersey utility PSE&G in charge of Long Island’s power grid, State Assemblyman Fred Thiele issued a scathing letter this week saying things have only gotten worse. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• Hampton Theatre Company’s new production of “Time Stands Still,” the story of a New York photojournalist’s recovery from the impact of covering the Iraq war, opens tonight at the Quogue Community Hall. More information about the show is online here.
• The Southold Youth Bureau is sponsoring its first-ever “Dr. King Day of Service” as part of the national effort to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King. The day will feature a menu of volunteer opportunities for Southold residents to make a difference in their community. If you are interested in volunteering to make this holiday “a day on” and not a “day off” please contact Phillip Beltz, Special Projects Coordinator at 631-765-5806 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.