1. Today patchy fog is expected in the morning, but then it should turn partly sunny, with a high near 57, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight, showers are possible, with a low around 48, according to the service.
2. On November 28th, Dominion signed an agreement with the Connecticut Department of Labor clarifying two apprenticeship programs at Millstone Power Station, which will allow for veterans participating in the training to apply for GI Bill benefits, according to a Dominion news release.
"Dominion recognizes, honors and recruits military veterans who have served our country," said Millstone Site Vice President Steve Scace in the release. "We need experienced team players to keep our company moving forward. These certifications – the first such at Millstone – will help us recruit new employees from the ranks of veterans to operate our nuclear power station."
The two apprenticeship programs approved for GI Bill benefits are Control Room Operator and Plant Equipment Operator, according to the release. Control room operators go through training to learn how to operate a power station's nuclear reactors and obtain a license from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to operate them. Plant equipment operators receive training on plant controls and systems to maintain safe operating conditions in compliance with federal regulations, according to the release.
3. Tonight is Waterford Town Hall’s annual tree-lighting ceremony.
The ceremony begins at 5:45 at Waterford Town Hall and features carolers, food and, naturally, the lighting of Waterford’s Christmas tree. Just as a reminder, the Quaker Hill tree-lighting ceremony is Saturday at 5 at the Quaker Hill green.
4. First off, just another Patch shout out to 12-year-old Clark Lane Middle School student Skyler Henry.
In case you missed the Waterford Police Department's blog post Monday, Henry found wallets and purses in the woods behind her house and told the Waterford Police Department. The department was able to return the purses and wallets to their owners, as they contained items like social security cards, credit cards and driver’s licenses.
Also, along with the tree-lighting ceremony, the Waterford Board of Selectmen meets at 5 today and the Waterford Shellfish Commission meets at 7. Both meetings will be held in Town Hall and are open to the public.
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5. On this date in 1980, English rock ban Led Zeppelin officially disbanded, following the death of drummer John Bonham. And on this date in 1954, the first Burger King opened in Miami, Florida.
Quote of the Day
“When I die, I want people to play my music, go wild and freak out and do anything they want to do.”
Trivia of the Day
This actress, who won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a 1992 movie where she starred alongside Joe Pesci and was nominated for the same award in 2008 when she starred alongside Mickey Rourke, turns 48 today. Who is she?
Yesterday’s Answer: The two men who were not presidents but are featured on United States bills are Alexander Hamilton, who is on the $10 bill, and Benjamin Franklin, who is on the $100 bill.