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Daily Five: Lasting Impacts of Sandy

Five things to know for Monday, Nov. 5, 2012

1. Today should be sunny, with a high near 49, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight patches of frost are expected after 10, with a low around 27, according to the National Weather Service.

2. Back to Daily Fives, and back to normalcy for Waterford Patch and Waterford after it took a week for Connecticut Light & Power to restore power following Superstorm Sandy.

There are still a few storm-related notes. Garbage collection resumes this week, and recycling will go on the next two weeks to get back to a regular schedule. The transfer station is open every day this week from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. as well.

Also, people can stack brush at the front of their homes, as the town will do a one-time free pick-up of brush beginning on November 13th. The town will do the pick-up street-by-street until the end of the month, although the schedule has not yet been announced.

3. Obviously, Superstorm Sandy impacted the Waterford School District as well, as it cancelled the entire week of school last week.

The upcoming week is also one of days-off and half-days. There is no school Tuesday, as it is Election Day and the schools are used as polling places. And Wednesday, Thursday and Friday are half-days to allow for parent-teacher conferences. Also, next Monday there is no school as well, as it is Veteran’s Day.

4. Speaking of elections, it is now too late to register to vote. The only exception is for people who moved into Waterford within the last 30 days, as they can register today, but they must prove they moved into Waterford within the last 30 days.

Here is something interesting though I bet you probably didn’t know. You don’t actually have to register to vote to vote in the presidential election. If an unregistered person shows up on Election Day in the Town Clerk's office with identification, they can receive a presidential ballot and vote only in the presidential election. They are not allowed to vote in any of the other elections though.

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5. On this date in 2006, Saddam Hussein is sentenced to death by the country he once ruled, Iraq. And on this date in 2009, US Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan killed 13 people and wounded another 29 during a mass shooting at the Fort Hood military base in Texas.

Quote of the Day

“Seems you can’t outsmart Mother Nature.”

-Mark Hyman

Trivia of the Day

Who is the controlling shareholder of News Corporation, which owns The New York Post and The Wall Street Journal?

Friday’s Answer (as in the Friday ten days ago): The gun fight at the O.K. Corral was between outlaws Billy Clanton, Tom McLaury and Frank McLaury against brothers Virgil, Wyatt and Morgan Earp and Doc Holliday.

Cheryl L November 05, 2012 at 09:19 PM
While Paul is correct, non-reigstered individuals can cast a Presidential Ballot, it can only be completed at the Town Clerk's office, not at the four polling places. Important not to wait in line at a polling place to be told you need to go to the Town Clerk's office. Thanks.
Paul Petrone (Editor) November 06, 2012 at 01:15 AM
Did not know that - thank you Cheryl!

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