1. Today rain is expected before 10 a.m., with winds between 20 to 23 mph and gusts as high as 39 mph, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight there is a slight chance of rain, with a low around 37, according to the service.
2. A new store has opened at the Crystal Mall. Kitchen Collections, a store that sells kitchen appliances and other kitchen items, has opened in the former location of The Toy Vault. Frogeez, a self-serve frozen yogurt place created by a Groton guy, should open very soon.
The mall has also begun to decorate for Christmas and it really looks fantastic. This will be the first Christmas in the newly renovated mall, as the renovation was completed this summer.
3. A message from the Waterford Public Works Department: "The Town of Waterford is currently picking up trash and recycling this week because we missed last week’s collection due to Hurricane Sandy. We will resume our normal collection schedule next week."
4. Tonight, the Conservation Commission meets at 7 and the Board of Education’s policy committee meets at 5:30, both in Town Hall. The policy committee tonight will review the school district’s policies on Civility/Respectful Communications and Actions; Evaluation, Termination and Non-Renewal of Athletic Coaches and the acceptable use policies for students and personnel.
And also as a reminder, all Waterford schools have early dismissal today to allow for parent-teacher conferences.
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5. On this date in 1971, Led Zeppelin released “Led Zeppelin IV,” the greatest rock album ever and the third-best selling album in American history. And on this date in 1960, John Kennedy defeated Richard Nixon in the presidential election in one of the closest presidential elections in history.
Quote of the Day
“Every obnoxious act is a cry for help.”
Trivia of the Day
Which U.S. city has these three nicknames: air crossroads of the world, Chicago of the north, largest city in the largest state?
Yesterday’s Answer: On Nov. 7, 1991, Magic Johnson announced his retirement from the NBA after he was diagnosed with HIV.