• A new effort is afoot to to preserve the homestead of Pyrrhus Concer, born a slave in Southampton, who later in life was an intrepid, world-traveling whaler. After years of legal battles, the owners of his property at 51 Pond Lane in Southampton took down his historic house last year, but they have since abandoned their building plans and placed the property on the market. State Assemblyman Fred Thiele said yesterday that he supports the purchase of the property through the Community Preservation Fund. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• Here’s another update on the cold: It’s still cold and it will continue to be cold for the forseeable future. We’re expecting a high near 29 degrees today, with wind chill values between -5 and 5 degrees. Tonight we’re going to see some snow flurries and a low temperature around 15 degrees. Tomorrow will be cold and blustery with a high near 23 and wind chill values between zero and 10. Tomorrow night will be around 2 degrees, with a wind chill between -10 and zero. Friday, we’re expecting a blustery day with a high near 16.
• Community Action Southold Town (CAST) is offering a free series of basic computer training classes for their Southold neighbors who have not been able to afford the internet. The six-week training program will be held every Wednesday beginning Feb. 25 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Greenport school house museum next door to Aldo’s at Front & First streets. Preference will be given to existing CAST clients. For more information, visit their office at 311 Front Street or call 631.477.1717.
• The brand new Mattituck-Laurel Civic Association, which had planned to hold its first meeting just after last month’s blizzard, will instead hold its first meeting next Wednesday, Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. at the Mattituck-Laurel Library.
• Riverhead CAP, which provides drug awareness programs for students in the Riverhead School District, will hold its annual Bowling Bonanza fundraiser at the All Star in Riverhead next Tuesday, Feb. 24 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. You can register online here.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.