1. Today, there is a 50 percent chance of showers in the morning, with a high around 46, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight, there is a 40 percent chance of showers, with a low around 34, according to the service.
2. Monday, the Waterford Planning and Zoning Commission received plans from the Recreation and Parks Department to put in lights around the softball field at Lisa Dedrick Memorial Park.
The field serves the town’s softball leagues as well as Waterford High School’s junior varsity team. The field is a "beautiful" field, but because there are no lights it limits the amount of time it can be used, according to Waterford Junior and Senior Softball League President Jody Nazarchyk.
The plans call for four Musco lights at the field, which should cost between $75,000 and $85,000, according to the proposal. The two lights that cover the infield would be 50 feet tall and the two lights that cover the outfield would be 30 feet tall, according to the proposal.
Nazarchyk said she would raise money for the lights, along with expecting some money from the town as well. For more information about the project, click here.
3. Tonight, the Board of Education meets at 7 in Town Hall. On the agenda is a report by the superintendent regarding the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Waterford High School addition, the board will get a status update on its goals for the year and the board will meet in executive session to discuss a “confidential student matter.”
The meeting is open to the public.
4. Tonight is the annual meeting of the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut.
The event costs $35 per person and is at The Spa at Norwich Inn. At the meeting, the chamber will review 2012, announce its projections and expectations for 2013, introduce its new members and give out its annual awards.
For more information, click here.
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5. On this date in 1991, the first Gulf War ended between the United States and Iraq. And on this date in 1958, a school bus in Kentucky hit a wrecker and plunged down an embankment, which killed 26 children and the school bus driver.
Quote of the Day
“The course of true love never did run smooth.”
Trivia of the Day
What former football player played Moses Hightower in the Police Academy movie series?
Yesterday’s Answer: The Twenty-second Amendment to the United States Constitution limits a person to two terms as president.