1. Today should be sunny, with a high near 83, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight, there is a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 a.m., with a low around 64, according to the service.
2. A big Patch shout out to 11-year-old Dominic Bruno. For the second year in a row, Bruno held a birthday party where instead of asking for gifts, he asked for The party raised $2,000 for the shelter, according to the Waterford-East Lyme Animal Control Facebook page.
Some of you may remember Bruno from his work as Gavroche in WATERFORDrama's . I guess the legend grows.
3. Thanks largely to a grant by Dominion, owner of Waterford’s , the Jewish Federation of Eastern Connecticut is running its fifth annual Operation Cool Down program.
Operation Cool Down gives air conditions to low-income people who need them. To qualify for a free air conditioner, a person must have a doctor’s note showing a need for air conditioning and proof of low-income. For more information or to apply, call (860) 442-8062 or (860) 444-6333.
4. One new movie opens tonight at Waterford’s . Ice Age: Continental Drift, the fourth Ice Age movie starring Ray Romano and Denis Leary, plays at 4:25, 6:50 and 9:35 and plays in 3D at 4:50, 7:15 and 9:55. For the full schedule of movie times in Waterford, click here.
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5. On this date 35 years ago was the famed New York City blackout of 1977. The city, which was already facing a severe financial crisis and had the serial killer "Son of Sam" on the loose (and Billy Martin was managing the Yankees), went dark for almost 24 hours. Widespread arson and looting took place, and later that time would be considered the worst era in the city’s modern history.
Quote of the Day
“A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.”
-George Bernard Shaw
Trivia of the Day
Who was the shortest player to ever win the NBA’s slam dunk contest (hint: today is his 49th birthday)?
Yesterday’s Answer: John F. Kennedy was the only Catholic president in American history.