1. Today showers are likely, with a high around 67, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight, the showers should continue and there is a chance of thunderstorms, with a low around 56, according to the service.
2. Wednesday night, Democrat Atul Shah was elected to fill the spot vacated by Sharon Palmer on the Waterford Representative Town Meeting, according to Town Clerk Bob Nye.
Per RTM rules, Shah was unanimously approved by the other remaining RTM members in the Second District, which covers Quaker Hill, Nye said. Shah unsuccessfully ran for the Board of Finance in 2011 and served as an alternate on the Waterford Ethics Commission.
3. Tonight the Waterford High School football team plays against Montville at home at 6:30. Waterford (2-3) is coming off of a loss to New London, and hopes to even up its record against the 4-1 Indians. Montville has won its last three games, and has scored at least 40 points in all three.
This is the last home game for Waterford except for the final game of the season against East Lyme, which is on Thanksgiving.
4. Per usual, we have the movies opening tonight at Waterford's Regal Cinemas. Alex Cross, a movie where a homicide detective tries to nab a serial killer, plays at 4:25, 7:10 and 10. And Paranormal Activity 4 (there were three other of these?), a horror, plays at 4:35, 6:45, 7:20 and 9:35.
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5. On this date in 2005, Saddam Hussein went on trial in Baghdad for crimes against humanity. He was eventually convicted and hanged for his crimes. And on this date in 1987, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 22 percent or 508 points in one day.
Quote of the Day
“Those whom the gods love grow young.”
Trivia of the Day
Now I asked this question a few weeks ago, so this is both a test of American history and how fervent of a Waterford Patch reader you are. On this date in 1789, what man was sworn in as the first Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court?
Yesterday’s Answer: Herman Melville wrote Moby Dick.