1. Today there is a chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a high near 83, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight should be clear, with a low around 61, according to the service.
2. We know we ran this before, but it is something Patch will probably run every once in awhile so everybody knows about it.
The Waterford Police Department has a interactive map on its website that allows you to see where all the crimes and accidents happened in town in the last 30 days, and points out where every sex offender in town lives. To see the map, click here.
3. Today at 5, the Recreation and Parks Commission meets next to the the Arnold E. Holm Jr. Memorial Park.
The push to rename the park was brought forth by friends of Holm, who was a Waterford High School Graduate Holm’s body was finally recovered last year – 39 years after his death – after Waterford High School students, friend Bill Cavalieri and many others worked together to inspire the government to find Holm’s remains.
“No one individual has brought more honor to the Town of Waterford than Arnold E. Holm Jr.,” Cavalieri wrote in a letter to the Recreation and Parks Commission. “The story of his character, moral values, leadership and heroism will be talked about for generations to come, just as it will touch and inspire the lives of the youth of Waterford.”
4. Today, Waterford's teachers and administrators will meet at Clark Lane Middle School for their annual convocation before the start of the school year.
Last year's convocation, pushed back a few days because of Tropical Storm Irene, featured Superintendent Jerome Belair encouraging his staff to jump aboard the Waterford Express. This year, Belair has invited Patch again, and we look forward to it.
Waterford schools start Wednesday. Patch will have a full back-to-school preview Wednesday morning, with everything new going on at all five schools.
5. On this date in 1968, riots broke out during the Democratic National Convention. And on this date in 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his 17-minute “I Have a Dream” speech at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. The speech, which was the highlight of a march on Washington, propelled King to be named TIME magazine's 1963 Man of the Year and to win the 1964 Nobel Peace Price.
Quote of the Day
“To find out what one is fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness.”
Trivia of the Day
Who was nominated for president by the Democrats in 1968 at their national convention?
Yesterday’s Answer: A Koala Bear eats almost nothing but eucalypt leaves.