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Daily Five: One Overcrowded Animal Shelter

Five Things To Know For Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012

1. Today should begin cloudy but then grow increasingly sunnier, with a high near 82, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight should be clear, with a low around 62, according to the service.

2. The Humane Society’s in Quaker Hill is out of room for dogs at the shelter, and is booking people for surrender dates as far off as the middle of September, according to workers at the shelter.

While the adoption rate is high, the surrender rate is higher and it is leaving the shelter unable to handle all the animals, according to workers at the shelter. In other words, it would be a great time to adopt an animal.

On a related note, Waterford Patch is running its weekly “Pets of the Week” column featuring animals at the shelter today at noon.

3. The Bulletin is reporting that last week, a car was stolen from the commuter parking lot in Waterford.

The car, a 2003 Honda Accord, was stolen either last Saturday night or Sunday morning from the commuter lot near Exit 77 at I-95, near Industrial Drive, according to the Bulletin. The car was registered to a Montville person, according to The Bulletin.

4. Salem resident Christopher Flagg has been named the director of development by the Waterford Hotel Group,

“Waterford has seen considerable growth in 2012 and we are well positioned to continue expanding our managed portfolio,” said Greg Smith, Vice President, Business Development for Waterford Hotel Group.  “Chris brings with him extensive hotel development and acquisitions experience, and we are pleased to have him join our development team to assist us in furthering our growth strategy.”

“I believe that Waterford is perfectly positioned to achieve significant growth in the years ahead," Flagg said. "They have a proven operating platform that can accommodate and be customized to fit any hotel in any U.S market.  It is this breadth of experience and qualifications, coupled with their strong capital and brand relationships, that convinced me to join the Waterford team."

Waterford Hotel Group operates 33 properties in nine states, covering more than 4,000 hotel rooms, according to the release.  

5. On this date in 1920, Ray Chapman of the Cleveland Indians was hit in the head by a pitch by Carl Mays of the New York Yankees and died the next day. Chapman was the second and last player to die from injuries suffered while playing in a Major League Baseball game.

Quote of the Day

“Great artists suffer for the people.”

-Marvin Gaye

Trivia of the Day

Can you name an animal that is a marsupial?

Yesterday's Answer: Paul Volcker was the chairman of the Federal Reserve from 1979 to 1987.  

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