1. Today should be mostly sunny, with a high around 47, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight should be mostly cloudy, with a low around 29, according to the service.
2. An interesting note about the new roof at the addition of Waterford High School and why there is no worry of giant chunks of snow coming off of it and potentially hurting someone.
On the roof, there are snow guards that hold up the snow. That way, the snow slowly melts off, so it comes down in small bits or as water.
The idea is to avoid massive chunks of snow and ice falling off the roof and hurting someone. The snow guards worked well throughout the most recent blizzard, according to Project Manager Gus Kotait.
3. A message from the Waterford Public Works Department:
"The Waterford Public Works Department has begun the process of clearing the sidewalks. Please understand that this process will take some time and will inevitably put some snow back into your driveways. Public Works is not able to clean these wind rows that this process leaves behind, so we ask for your understanding through this process."
4. Four new movies open tonight at Waterford’s Regal Cinemas.
Beautiful Creatures, a drama starring Emma Thompson that actually opened Thursday, plays at 4, 6:55 and 9:45. Escape from Planet Earth, an animated movie starring Brendan Fraser and Jessica Alba, plays at 5:30 and 10:10 and plays in 3D at 7:45. A Good Day to Die Hard, an action movie starring Bruce Willis, plays at 4:20, 6:45, 7:15, 9:20 and 10:05. And Safe Haven, a romance that actually opened Thursday, plays at 4:10, 7:05 and 9:55.
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5. On this date in 1972, sound recordings were granted US federal copyright protection for the first time. And on this date in 1989, the Soviet Union announced it had withdrawn its troops from Afghanistan.
Quote of the Day
“It’s better to have loved and lost than to have to do forty pounds of laundry a week.”
Trivia of the Day
On this date in 2003, there was the largest peace demonstration in history across 600 cities to oppose what war?
Yesterday’s Answer: The Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre took place in Chicago. Seven people were killed in the attack, six of them rivals of Al Capone’s gang.