1. Today should be partly sunny, with a high around 82, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and a low around 70, according to the service.
2. A Quaker Hill man who was in a motorcycle accident in Quaker Hill on July 14 has since died from injuries from the accident, according to his obitary.
On Saturday, July 14 at 7:26 p.m., at the intersection of Old Colchester Road and Old Norwich Road. The motorcycle had skidded off the road, accord to police.
Emergency responders found the motorcycle driver, John Pellegrino, 55, of 138 Old Norwich Road, in critical condition and transported him to Hartford Hospital via LIFESTAR helicopter.
Pellegrino died on Saturday, Aug. 4, exactly three weeks after the accident, according to his obituary. In keeping with his wishes, there will be no services for Pellegrino, according to the obituary.
Our prayers go out to his friends and family.
3. rolls on tonight with
The event is at at 8:30 this evening in the Clark Lane Middle School amphitheater. The movie shown will be Zookeeper, starring "King of Queens" star (and die-hard Mets fan) Kevin James.
The event is put on by the Waterford Youth Services Bureau, and popcorn will be served.
4. Well, here is something. Connecticut College has been named the 10th most beautiful school by Newsweek.
According to Newsweek, the average male rated Connecticut College a 8.2 out of 10 for its beauty and the average female rated it a 8.7. So there you go.
The college considered to be the most attractive was Pacific Union College, where the average male rated it a 9.2 out of ten and the average female rated it a 9.1 out of ten.
5. On this date in 1999, Russian President Boris Yeltsin fired his Prime Minister, Sergei Stepashin, and fired his entire cabinet for the fourth time during his presidency. And on this date in 1988, Wayne Gretzky was traded from the Edmonton Oilers to the Los Angeles Kings, leading to near riots in Canada.
Quote of the Day
“My life is my message.”
Trivia of the Day
Who was Sharon Tate married to when Charles Manson’s followers murdered her?
Yesterday’s Answer: Confederate General Thomas Jonathan Jackson’s nickname was “Stonewall.”