1. Today, after some fog in the early morning, it should be mostly sunny, with a high near 83, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight there is a chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a low around 70, according to the service.
2. for spots in the United States Senate and Congress.
Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Only people registered as a Democrat or a Republican can vote in the primaries.
In the Senate race, Democrats can choose between Susan Bysiewicz and Chris Murphy and Republicans can choose between Chris Shays and Linda McMahon. The winner of each respective race will vie for an empty seat, as incumbent Joe Lieberman has announced he is retiring at the end of his term.
Republicans will also choose a candidate for Congress in the Second District between Daria Novak and Paul Formica. The winner will take on incumbent Joe Courtney.
The voting locations are:
District 1: , 15 Rope Ferry Road
District 2: , 285 Bloomingdale Road
District 3: , 470 Boston Post Road
District 4: , 165 Great Neck Road
3. A GEICO customer service building is opening soon in Waterford across the street from on Route 85, right near the New London border.
4. If you’ve got your own late summer offering, be sure to add it to the events calendar. All you need to do is register as a user (it’s free) and you can fill out the simple form to let us know what’s going on.
5. On this date in 1936, the United States Social Security Act passed, creating a pension for working Americans. And on this date in 1959, the American Football League was founded. The NFL champion, after some prodding, agreed to play the champion of the AFL each year in the Super Bowl, beginning in 1967.
Quote of the Day
“Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing that we see too late the one that is open.”
-Alexander Graham Bell
Trivia of the Day
Who was the first AFL team to win the Super Bowl? Who was the quarterback of that team?
Yesterday’s Answer: Richard Nixon ran for president three times. He ran and lost to John F. Kennedy in 1960, and ran and won twice in 1968 and 1972.