1. Today should be partly sunny, with a high around 37, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight should be mostly cloudy, with a low around 27, according to the service.
2. At the Board of Education meeting Thursday night, Superintendent Jerome Belair said he will make his recommendation for the next principal of Waterford High School within the next few weeks.
Belair said 25 people applied for the job, and 13 were interviewed. Of those, five were interviewed again by the search team, which is composed of teachers, administrators, Belair and Assistant Superintendent Craig Powers, parents and students. Belair hopes to have the search team make a selection within the next few weeks. Then it will be up to the Board of Education to make the final decision.
Belair said he hopes to have someone hired by March, so they can begin in May and work alongside Principal Don Macrino for a few weeks. Macrino is retiring at the end of the year.
Belair said he is also receiving applications for the next principal at Oswegatchie Elementary School and for the next assistant principal of Clark Lane Middle School. He said he hopes to have both of those positions filled by April. Both Oswegatchie Elementary School Principal Nancy Macione and Clark Lane Middle School Principal Lynn Lynch are retiring at the end of the year.
3. Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America has started up an eastern Connecticut chapter. The group, which is a national organization, is pushing for “stronger common-sense gun laws,” according to an announcement on this website.
Specifically, the group is looking to achieve these four goals:
- Ban assault weapons and ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.
- Require background checks for all gun and ammunition purchases.
- Report the sale of large quantities of ammunition to the ATF, and ban online sales of ammunition.
- Counter gun industry lobbyists’ efforts to weaken gun laws at the state level.
For more information or to sign up for the club, click here.
4. Tonight, the Board of Finance begins its budget reviews.
The finance board will review all the department budgets this month for the 2013-14 fiscal year and then finalize their proposal on March 28th.
Tonight the Board of Finance will review the budget proposals by public health and nursing, miscellaneous social service grants, youth services, senior services, recreation and parks and community use of schools.
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5. On this date in 1985, the Food and Drug Administration approved a blood test for AIDS, which has since been used on all blood donations in the United States. And on this date in 1974, People magazine was published for the first time.
Quote of the Day
“True friends stab you in the front.”
Trivia of the Day
Which king and queen did rebellious French citizens execute in 1793?
Friday’s Answer: Titanic was the first film to gross $1 billion worldwide.