1. Today should be cloudy, with a high around 29, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight there is a chance of snow, with a low around 25, according to the service.
2. Tonight, the Zoning Board of Appeals will meet at 6:30 in Town Hall. There, the board is expected to rule on a controversial application by The Stonington Institute, which is asking for a use variance at 171 Rope Ferry Road.
The Stonington Institute is asking the use be changed at 171 Rope Ferry Road to allow for temporary housing for up to 144 men recovering from drug addiction. The property is currently a vacant nursing home.
Neighbors oppose the proposal, saying it will increase crime in the area. Tonight, the Zoning Board of Appeals will continue its public hearing on the proposal and then it is expected to make its decision. Earlier this week, Waterford’s Planning and Zoning Commission urged the board to deny the application.
3. This evening from 5 to 7, there is a registration event at Clark Lane Middle School where parents can register their children for Waterford North Little League’s upcoming season.
The cost to register a child varies from $45 to $80, depending on the age of the child. Boys and girls aged 4 to 12 are eligible. For more information, click here.
4. Host families are needed in eastern Connecticut for foreign exchange students from countries such as Italy, Germany, France, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, China, Thailand and many others. Families will host a student for the entire 2013-14 school year or for just a semester.
For much more information on how to get involved, click here.
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5. On this date in 1935, the board game Monopoly was invented. And on this date in 1964, The Beatles first arrived in the United States. Two days later, they performed on The Ed Sullivan Show and America shook.
Quote of the Day
“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.”
Trivia of the Day
What former student of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology later became Prime Minister of Israel?
Yesterday’s Answer: In 1998, the Washington National Airport was renamed the Ronald Reagan National Airport.