1. Today should be sunny, with a high near 84, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight should be partly cloudy, with a low around 67, according to the service.
2. Tonight, the Representative Town Meeting will vote to allow the city to tap into Waterford’s new,
New London needs to improve its public safety radio system by January 1 per federal mandate, and Waterford’s system covers all of New London. The agreement stipulates New London would pay roughly $75,000 per year (although that number could change) toward the maintenance of the radio system, which costs around $225,000 per year.
First Selectman Dan Steward has supported the agreement, saying it is bringing in an additional $75,000 per year to Waterford. However members of the Waterford Board of Finance voiced concerns about the deal Wednesday night, saying the deal favors New London.
3. Tickets are still available for the , which is this Saturday at 6 p.m. at the .
Tickets are $40 a person, $70 for a couple and the event features a meal, music by the Dick Campo Band and a cash bar. People can buy tickets here.
4. of the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut’s “Conversation with…” series, featuring conversations with leaders from around the area.
Wednesday, the guest speaker is Bruce “Two Dogs” Bozsum, the chairman of the Mohegan Tribal Council. The event will be at in Waterford, and there will be coffee provided.
5. On this date in 2011, the main stage at the Indiana State Fair is knocked over by a powerful gust of wind, killing seven and injuring 45. And on this date in 1969, after three weeks in quarantine, the Apollo 11 astronauts enjoyed a ticker-tape parade in New York, a state dinner in Los Angeles and were awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Richard Nixon.
Quote of the Day
“To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.”
Trivia of the Day
How many times did Richard Nixon run for president?
Friday’s Answer: Francis Scott Key wrote “The Star-Spangled Banner.”