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Daily Five: The School Day That Wasn't

Five things to know for Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013.

1. Today there is an 80 percent chance of showers after 2 p.m., with a high around 47, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight, there is a 90 percent chance of showers, with a low around 29, according to the service.

2. There is school today, a change from the original school calendar.

Originally, today was supposed to be a vacation day as part of a two-day February break. But Superintendent Jerome Belair announced last week that school will be in session today because he was worried about finishing the year on time.

There have been many cancellations this year from the blizzard and Superstorm Sandy and Belair feared he would not get the statutorily-mandated 180 days of school in by the end of June. As of now, school is expected to end on June 25th.

3. An application has been submitted to the Planning and Zoning Commission to change the number of parking spaces needed for a marina, according to Town Planner Mark Wujtewicz.

The current regulations require 1.5 parking spaces for every slip at a Waterford marina, according to Wujtewicz. The new proposal would cut that in half, so only .75 parking spaces would be needed for each slip in a marina, according to Wujtewicz.

The Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing on March 4th regarding the proposal, Wujtewicz said.

4. Waterford Town Hall reopens today after the holiday, along with all other non-essential government offices. Also, the town will do the Monday and Tuesday trash and recycling runs today, after taking Monday off for Presidents' Day.

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5. On this date in 2001, the Oklahoma City Bombing Museum was dedicated at the Oklahoma City National Memorial. And on this date in 1985, William Schroeder became the first man to leave a hospital with an artificial heart.

Quote of the Day

“The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it.”

-Chinese Proverb

Trivia of the Day

Who was the only man to serve two non-consecutive terms as the president of the Republic of Texas?

Yesterday’s Answer: Dale Earnhardt died in 2001 in a crash during the Daytona 500.

ZIGGY February 19, 2013 at 06:21 PM
Get rid of April vacation...who wants to be goin to school at the end of June?

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