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Daily Five: $100k in Upgrades at Jordan Firehouse

Five things to know for Friday, Feb. 1, 2013.

1. Today there is a slight chance of snow showers in the afternoon, with a high around 33, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight should be partly cloudy, with a low around 20, according to the service.

2. Thursday night, the Board of Selectmen finalized their entire budget proposal for the 2013-14 fiscal year, which included several capital projects.

The board approved $65,000 for lead abatement at the Waterford Youth Services Bureau. First Selectman Dan Steward said the caulking around the windows in the building has lead in it and it needs to be abated.

The board also approved three projects to upgrade Jordan Firehouse: $20,000 for exterior door repairs at the firehouse, $60,000 for an electrical upgrade at the firehouse and $20,000 for a new emergency generator at the firehouse. The group also approved $35,000 to replace the boiler at Quaker Hill Firehouse.

The funding for all of those projects still needs to be approved by the Board of Finance and Representative Town Meeting.

3. Tonight from 6 to 8, Waterford’s Eugene O’Neill Theater kicks off its “First Fridays” series at the Monte Cristo Cottage at 325 Pequot Avenue in New London.

Free and open to the public, tonight’s event will feature Ray Pepi, president of Building Conservation Associates, discussing plans for the programming and revitalization of the Monte Cristo Cottage, according to an event posted to this website. Recently, the O’Neill received funding to develop a plan for rehabilitation and preservation work at the cottage, according to the posting.

The other “First Fridays” events are slated for May 3rd, September 6th and December 6th. All of the events are free and open to the public. We are told the cottage is very beautiful, so it might be worth checking out, and best of all, we are told there will be wine at tonight's event.

For more information, click here.

4. Two new movies open tonight at Waterford’s Regal Cinemas. Bullet to the Head, a charming tale starring Sylvester Stallone, plays at 4:05, 7:20 and 9:50. And Warm Bodies, which is a love story between a zombie and a human, plays at 4:15, 7, 7:35 and 9:30.

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5. On this date in 1893, Thomas Edison finished construction on the first motion picture studio in West Orange, New Jersey. And on this date in 2004, Janet Jackson’s breast was exposed during the halftime show of the Superbowl, which briefly caused the Internet to explode.

Quote of the Day

“What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Trivia of the Day

On this date in 1865, the president of the United States signed the 13th Amendment. What did that amendment do?

Yesterday’s Answer: Wyoming has the smallest population of any state. An estimate on July 1, 2012 put Wyoming’s population at 576,412.

Waterford Guy February 01, 2013 at 01:41 PM
Answer to the trivia question: Ruined our country forever.

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