1. Today, snow is expected, with 16 to 25 mph sustained winds and gusts as high as 45 mph, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight, heavy winds and snow is expected, with accumulation between 11 and 17 inches possible, according to the service.
2. The Waterford Stop & Shop is undergoing some renovations, renovations many people in Waterford believe is desperately needed.
On Thursday, we confirmed that Stop & Shop is renovating its store, at least to some degree (we hope to have a full story on that soon). We put a post on Waterford Patch’s Facebook page saying it is being renovated and asked if it was needed. The answer? An overwhelming yes.
“YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” wrote Kristina Marie Flint, who wrote in on Waterford Patch’s Facebook page and echoed many other comments.
“Yes!,” Joanne Matthew wrote. “I go to Montville Stop & Shop because it is a nicer store!”
3. A press release from the Waterford Police Department:
The Waterford Police Department is attempting to learn the identity of the pictured subject who allegedly stole a $400 golf club from the Dick's Sporting Goods store on Rt. 85 in Waterford on Wednesday at approximately 12:45 p.m.
If you know who this person is, please contact the Waterford Police ay (860) 442-9451, or the case officer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference case number 2013-00243, all contacts will be kept confidential.
*The photo attached to this story is the photo of the suspect.
4. Two new movies open today at Waterford’s Regal Cinemas. Identity Thief, a comedy starring Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman, plays at 4:40, 6:50, 7:20 and 9:55. And Side Effects, a drama starring Rooney Mara and Channing Tatum, plays at 4:30, 7:10 and 9:45.
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5. On this date in 1910, the Boy Scouts of America was incorporated by William D. Boyce. And on this date in 1915, D.W. Griffith’s highly successful but highly controversial film The Birth of a Nation premiered. The film depicted the Klu Klux Klan as a heroic force and was later used as a highly effective recruiting tool for the KKK.
Quote of the Day
“I will offer a choice, not an echo.“
Trivia of the Day
What is the name of the national alcoholic drink of Japan?
Yesterday’s Answer: Benjamin Netanyahu studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.