1. Today should be sunny, with a high near 45, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight should be mostly clear, with a low around 29, according to the service.
2. At the School Building Committee Tuesday night, Project Manager Gus Kotait of O & G Industries said the high school project is moving along nicely as much of the interior work for the new addition is complete.
The outside main entrance is completely finished and the carpet is done on the second floor, Kotait said. Workers are now focusing on the light fixtures and finishing the remaining sections of the school, he said.
Superintendent Jerome Belair said the high school staff will get a professional development day in late March in the new building to get training on the new technology in the school. Belair said the manufacturer will give training for some of the more complex technology and machinery to staff.
3. A Patch shout out to 6-year-old Adrianna Aguirre for her generous donation to the Waterford-East Lyme Animal Shelter.
For her birthday, Aguirre asked for donations to the animal shelter instead of gifts. People came through, as she raised $100 for the animal shelter along with a pile of supplies for the dogs and cats, according to the Waterford-East Lyme Animal Shelter’s Facebook page. Congratulations Aguirre!
4. There are two town meetings tonight, both of which are open to the public. The Conservation Commission meets at 7 in Town Hall and the Harbor Commission also meets at 7 at the Waterford Police Department.
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5. On this date in 2003, former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is captured after he spent months hiding underground near his hometown. And on this date in 2000, Al Gore conceded the 2000 Presidential Election to George Bush.
Quote of the Day
“History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.”
Trivia of the Day
This actor, singer and comedian turns 45 today, and gained the most critical acclaim for his role playing Ray Charles in 2004. Who is he?
Yesterday’s Answer: William Henry Harrison had the shortest term as president. Harrison died a month into his term.