1. Today should be mostly sunny, with a high near 44, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight, rain is expected after 1 a.m., with a low around 39, according to the service.
2. Tonight, the Waterford Board of Education meets at 7 in Waterford Town Hall.
At the meeting, the board will elect its chairperson for the upcoming year, discuss “administrative vacancies” (which includes the retirement of Waterford High School Principal Don Macrino at the end of the year) and will get an update on how well the school’s new teacher and principal evaluation system is going.
This is also the first meeting since the Newtown shootings and there is time scheduled at the beginning of the meeting for public comment. Superintendent Jerome Belair reached out to Patch earlier in the week for the steps being taken to ease tensions following the tragedy from last Friday.
3. The replacement of the sewer line on Logger Hill Road has been detailed in a national magazine called Trenchless Technology, as it was perhaps the first time a clay pipe was used to rehabilitate a sewer pipe through sliplining.
Generally, fusible PVC or HDPE piping is used, so this was something new, according to the magazine piece. The Logger Hill job replaced a failing sewer line on Logger Hill Road.
To read the entire article in Trenchless Technology, click here.
4. Want to be forever part of Waterford and help out a good cause? People can now buy engraved bricks that will be placed at the campus at Waterford High School once the high school’s $67 million renovation is complete. The bricks cost $50 each and go to the drug and alcohol-free party following the 2013 graduation from Waterford High School. For more information, click here.
Also, if you have a fundraiser or another community event you would like to get some exposure for, please feel free to add it to our events calendar.
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5. On this date in 2007, Queen Elizabeth II became the oldest monarch in the history of the United Kingdom, outliving Queen Victoria, who lived to be 81. Queen Elizabeth, 86, is still alive. And on this date in 1803, the Louisiana Purchase is completed for $15 million.
Quote of the Day
“Expectation is the root of all heartache.”
Trivia of the Day
What two leaders completed the Louisiana Purchase?
Yesterday’s Answer: Noah Webster published the first American dictionary in 1828.