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Daily Five: Waterford Man To Lead Connecticut Medical Society

Five Things To Know For Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012

1. Today there is a chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a high near 72, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight, showers and thunderstorms are expected, with a low around 63, according to the service.

2. John Foley, a Waterford resident and a former member of the Representative Town Meeting, has been named as the president of the Connecticut Medical Society, the largest professional network for physicians in the state, according to The Bulletin.

Foley, 50, is a cardiologist and the director of heart failure services at The William Backus Hospital, according to The Bulletin. His term as president will last one year, according to The Bulletin.

One of Foley’s main jobs as president is working with the state legislature on bills that affect health care, according to The Bulletin. He said specifically he would like to work with legislators on malpractice and tort reform, according to the newspaper.

3. Tonight, the Waterford Utility Commission is holding a public hearing at 6 in Town Hall to explain the reasons behind its proposed 6.29 percent rate increase.

The commission is proposing to raise consumption costs 10 percent while leaving set fees flat, meaning a $30 a year increase to the average ratepayer. The actual increase will depend on how much water a consumer uses, with the people who use more being impacted more.  

4. Also tonight, the School Building Committee meets as part of the Waterford High School renovation.

The committee will vote on 33 different change orders, and if precedent is any indicator, most of them will be design issues. At the last Board of Finance meeting, Board of Finance member and School Building Committee Chairman Alan Wilensky again expressed his frustrations with the large amount of change orders needed because of errors in design.

5. On this date in 1947, the United States’ National Security Council and the Central Intelligence Agency were established with the passing of the National Security Act. And on this date in 1851 was the first publication of The New York Daily Times, which would later become The New York Times.

Quote of the Day

“Half a truth is often a great lie.”

-Benjamin Franklin

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What country is the largest producer of wine in the world, as of 2010?

Yesterday’s Answer: Herbert Hoover was the president of the United States when the stock market crashed in 1929.

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