1. Today should be mostly sunny, with a high near 71, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight, rain is likely, especially after midnight, with a low around 58 and dense fog predicted, according to the service.
2. Today is the first day of the Crystal Mall’s n. The mall will have a ribbon-cutting this morning at 10 a.m. to welcome and throughout the weekend will have giveaways, a fashion show, activities for kids like face painting and a magician and even free food samples from mall restaurants like Buffalo Wild Wings and Charley’s Grilled Subs, according to the mall’s Facebook page.
3. Today is also National Donut Day! National Donut Day started as a fundraiser for the Salvation Army in 1938, and has slowly morphed into a special day where we can all celebrate one of God’s special foods, donuts.
To celebrate, will be giving away a free donut with the purchase of any beverage. Krispy Kreme, which has a location at , is stepping it up even more, giving away a free donut to all customers, with no purchase necessary.
4. The University of Rhode Island had 3,750 people graduate from the school this month at the university’s 126th Commencement ceremony. Included were three Waterford residents: Anthony Malhoit, who received a bachelors degree in psychology; Michael Gencarelli, who received a bachelors degree in business administration and Nora Patterson, who received a bachelors degree in communicative disorders.
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5. On this date in 2009, General Motors filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy – the fourth largest bankruptcy in United States’ history. And on this date in 1812, President James Madison asked the congress to declare war on the United Kingdom.
Quote of the Day
“Necessity makes even the timid brave.”
Trivia of the Day
What two countries share the longest land border in the world?
Yesterday’s Answer: The principals of the three Waterford elementary schools are Pat Fedor at , Nancy Macione at and Glenda Dexter at .