1. Today showers and thunderstorms are likely before 11 a.m., and then thunderstorms are possible after 2 p.m., with a high near 89, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight showers and thunderstorms are likely, with a low around 67, according to the service.
2. Happy Fourth of July! Just a heads up, all non-essential government offices are closed today, including Waterford Town Hall.
3. There are two local firework shows tonight, although the rain might cancel them. The Waterford Speedbowl is having fireworks tonight after its regular Wacky Wednesday racing program. And there are fireworks tonight at 9 that are viewable from Misquamicut Beach. For a full list of all the firework shows coming up,
4. Just a reminder, Waterford Police are increasing patrols . Don’t drink and drive!
5. I’m only doing one today, the only one that matters. On this date in 1776, the United States Declaration of Independence is adopted by the Second Continental Congress, and the greatest country ever was born!!!
Quote of the Day
“There are those, I know, who will say that the liberation of humanity, the freedom of man and mind, is nothing but a dream. They are right. It is the American dream.”
Trivia of the Day
Who was the first person to sign the Declaration of Independence?
Yesterday’s Answer: The Greek god of war is Ares.