1. Today there is a chance of showers, with thunderstorms possible in the afternoon and a high of 74, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight, there is a chance of showers, with a low around 64, according to the service.
2. Monday night was the last meeting for Sharon Palmer on the Representative Town Meeting, ending her 19-year run on the board.
Palmer is leaving the RTM after being named the new Commissioner of Connecticut’s Department of Labor, a position she will start Friday. Palmer, a Democrat, says state law prevents her from running again for the RTM, and will resign from her spot on the board.
At the RTM meeting Monday night, RTM members gave Palmer a standing ovation for her 19 years of service – including several as the group’s moderator. Palmer said it was a pleasure to serve on the RTM, describing her service as an “interesting ride.”
“It has been my pleasure to serve my town,” Palmer said. “Thanks for the opportunity.”
3. There is another upcoming fundraiser for – what else – construction of a new Waterford-East Lyme Animal Shelter. This time, it is a pasta dinner at the Waterford VFW that runs from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. on October 27.
The animal shelter committee is getting the food and supplies donated for the event, and all the proceeds will go to building a new Waterford-East Lyme Animal Shelter. The cost is $10 per person in advance, $11 at the door and $5 for kids in advance, $6 for kids at the door.
4. Two upcoming events, one that runs today and another that runs on one particular Patch editor’s 28th birthday (you know, not that I expect a present or anything).
The one today is a brown bag seminar put on by the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut at noon at the chamber’s office. The seminar is on cloud technology, and is free to chamber members. However, space is limited to 10 and interested parties must register.
And October 18th is Waterford High School’s Class of 2013 Parent Night at 6:30 in Waterford High School’s library. There, the college application process will be discussed.
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5. On this date in 2008, President George Bush signed the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act, which was a $700 billion bailout to the banks that caused the need for the emergency appropriation in the first place. In an interview, Bush said, "I've abandoned free market principles to save the free market system."
And on this date in 1995, O.J. Simpson was acquitted of the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.
Quote of the day
“If you don’t ask, you don’t get.”
Trivia of the Day
On this date in 2003, what Las Vegas entertainer was attacked by one of his show’s tigers?
Yesterday’s Answer: Thurgood Marshall was the first black justice on the United States Supreme Court.