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Daily Five: Letter To The Reader

Five Things To Know For Wednesday, April 18, 2012

1. Today should be mostly sunny, with a high near 60, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight should be partly cloudy, with a low around 42, according to the service.

2. I just want to take a quick second in an editor's note to all Waterford Patch users.

I am told, compared to other sites in our network, that not many people post events to our event calendar. This is a shame, because we have exceptionally strong readership in Waterford, with a high rate of return (meaning a dedicated following).

I hope that the calender on this site becomes the go-to community calendar, much like how I believe Patch has already become the go-to community news source. Uploading events to this site is incredibly easy, and reaches tens of thousands of people in a month's time. I encourage any organization to use our calendar to post their community events.

To post an event, sign in with your Patch account, and on the main page, there is a area called "…What's Up With You?". Underneath that, there is a button to called "post an event." Click on it, and the steps from there are so easy. Again, it reaches tens of thousands of people in a month, and if you want me to publish the event on other Patch sites, just e-mail me the link.

If anybody has any questions, feel free to e-mail me at paul.petrone@patch.com or call at 860-287-5265.

3. A Groton man who worked for the Town of Waterford died this weekend in a motorcycle accident on I-95, according to The Day.

Tim Comfort, 48, died Saturday when his motorcycle veered into another lane and hit a Jeep Cherokee, according to The Day. Comfort was a part-time employee of the Waterford Police Department, working as a community service officer, according to First Selectman Dan Steward.

4. A Patch shout out to Waterford's Conrad Guthrie, who is in the honor program at Eastern Connecticut State University. On April 13th, Guthrie was inducted into the Beta Beta Beta Biology Honor Society, Eta Omega Chapter, a difficult group to get into. Congratulations Conrad, as I am told his parents are very proud.

5. On this date in 1924, Simon & Schuster published the first crossword puzzle book. And on this date in 1923, Yankee Stadium, also known as “the House that Ruth built,” hosted its first game. And of course, Babe Ruth hit a home run in a 4-1 Yankee victory over the Boston Red Sox.

Quote of the Day

“I had a better year than he did.”

-Babe Ruth, when asked why he makes more than then-President Herbert Hoover

Trivia of the Day

Who are the three judges in ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars”?

Yesterday’s Answer: Hannibal’s forces would use elephants in battle, among other animals.

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