1. Today, there is a 30 percent chance of rain, and a high around 39, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight, there is a chance of rain and snow, with a low around 33, according to the service.
2. Cohanzie School is one step closer to being knocked down.
On Wednesday, the Waterford Board of Finance approved a $463,100 appropriation to knock down the former elementary school. The demolition should be paid for entirely by a state grant.
The appropriation still needs to be approved by the Representative Town Meeting. For more information, click here.
3. Along those lines, First Selectman Dan Steward said the town is considering selling bricks from Cohanzie School. He said several people contacted his office (several people contacted Waterford Patch as well) asking if they could buy bricks from the building once it is demolished. Steward said he is going to look into it.
4. Tonight, the Board of Finance continues its budget reviews. The Board of Finance will review a $81.96 million budget proposal for the 2013-14 fiscal year this month, and then make its final recommendation on March 28th. Then, the Representative Town Meeting will review the budget.
Tonight, the Board of Finance will review the budgets for the public works department, capital improvements and transfers to capital and non-recurring projects. As always, the meeting is open to the public, and there is time for public comment at the beginning of the meeting.
5. On this date in 1968, Congress repealed the requirement for a gold reserve to back US currency. And on this date in 1965, cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov became the first man to walk in space.
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Quote of the Day
“People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.”
Trivia of the Day
Which planet in our solar system has the most moons?
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