1. Today should be sunny, with a high near 82, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight should be clear, with a low around 63, according to the service.
2. At the Board of Selectmen meeting Tuesday night, Selectman Paul Suprin said somebody recently asked him if the town was going to ban smoking at town-owned parks, such as at . New London is currently
Suprin said such a move would be too much intrusion by the government and it is just “too many people telling you how to live your life.” First Selectman Dan Steward said he would forward the concern to the Recreation and Parks Department.
Right now, smoking is banned at the town's youth ballfields, and there is some discussion of banning it at town beaches, according to Recreation and Parks Department Program Coordinator Kerry Sullivan.
3. Next week, Niantic River Road, Spithead Road and Oswegatchie Road , meaning there will be delays in traffic on those roads.
Specifically, on Monday, July 16, and on Tuesday morning, Niantic River Road will be micro surfaced. Then Spithead Road will be micro surfaced on Tuesday in the afternoon and Wednesday. On Thursday and Friday, Oswegatchie Road will be micro surfaced. The work will be done between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., and alternative routes are encouraged during that time, according to Waterford Traffic Officer David Anderson.
4. As of July 1, the Public Works Department is now charging $20 for yard waste pick-up. Before, the department would pick up yard waste (basically brush and leaves) at people’s houses for free, while meanwhile it would cost $5 for somebody to bring it to the transfer station.
However, last year alone the department did 6,000 calls for yard waste, and that is a big expense on the town with labor and gas and everything else, Public Works Director Ron Cusano said. Now, the department will pick up the yard waste, but for a $20 fee, he said. It still cost $5 to bring yard waste to the transfer station.
For more information on yard waste pick-up, click here.
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5. On this date in 1962, the Rolling Stones performed their first ever concert at the Marquee Club in London.
And on this date in 1843, Joseph Smith, founder of Mormonism, allegedly received a revelation that polygamy was a divine commandment. Allegedly Smith was told by Christ that a man should be allowed to marry another woman as long as his first wife approved, but at the same time the first wife would be “destroyed” by Christ if she didn’t approve.
Quote of the Day
“Big results require big ambitions.”
Trivia of the Day
Who was the first, and so far only, Catholic president?
Yesterday’s Answer: To Kill a Mockingbird was written by Harper Lee.