1. Today should be mostly sunny, with a high near 44, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight should be partly cloudy, with a low around 28, according to the service.
2. Clark Lane Middle School was recently named one of 19 Schools of Distinction in Connecticut thanks to its black students' strong performance on the Connecticut Mastery Test.
The Connecticut Department of Education names Schools of Distinction for a schools whose black, English language learners, Hispanic and disabled students do well on Connecticut Mastery Tests or the Connecticut Academic Performance Test, which is given to high school sophomores. Clark Lane Middle School earned the honor after its black student scored well on CMT tests.
3. The Waterford Police Department released a video and a photo of a suspect and a suspect’s car on the department’s Facebook page and are asking for the public’s help in identifying either.
The first was a picture of an alleged serial shoplifter from a security camera at a retail outlet. The picture is of a tall black man who appears overweight wearing a leather jacket and a white shirt. The picture is also attached to this article.
The second is a video of a white, four-door car pulling into the Quaker Hill Henny Penny. A man claiming to have a gun robbed the gas station that night; the video is of his car pulling into the gas station.
To view the photo and video, click here to be redirected to the Waterford Police Department's Facebook page. If you recognize the car or the man, call the department at 860-442-9451. All calls will be kept confidential.
4. First off, I, Paul Petrone, am back a few days off (and a rare weekday with no Daily Five) for a personal matter. Excited to be back.
Also tonight, the Economic Development Commission meets at 6:30 and the Board of Finance meets at 7, with both meetings taking place in Town Hall. Both meetings are open to the public.
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5. On this date in 2000, the United States Supreme Court released its decision in Bush V. Gore, which ruled that George Bush won the 2000 Presidential Election. And on this date in 1985, Arrow Air Flight 1285 crashed shortly after takeoff in Gander, Newfoundland. The crash killed 256 people, including 236 members of the United States Army’s 101st Airborne Division.
Quote of the Day
“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”
Trivia of the Day
What president had the shortest term of office?
Monday’s Answer: On Dec. 10, 1906, Theodore Roosevelt became the first American to win the Nobel Peace Prize.