1. Today, light snow is expected in the morning, with a high around 41, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight should be mostly clear, with a low around 18, according to the service.
2. Monday night, Waterford's Representative Town Meeting unanimously approved a new ordinance that would give property tax breaks for structures used exclusively for farming.
The new ordinance means farmers would not pay property taxes on the first $100,000 of assessed value on structures used exclusively for farming. The amount of town properties that would qualify for this tax break would be “very minimal,” according to RTM member Craig Merriman.
For more information about this ordinance, click here.
3. Monday night, the RTM also brought back a familiar face to Waterford politics.
Monday, the group appointed Don Blevins as an alternate member to the Waterford Ethics Commission. Blevins previously served on the Waterford Board of Education for 12 years, including a stint as the chairman of the board, until he was defeated in the 2011 municipal elections. Blevins will serve as an alternate on the ethics commission until Feb. 3, 2014.
4. There was a 5k race scheduled for Danbury on March 23rd to raise money for the Sandy Hook tragedy, but that race has since been moved to Hartford to encourage the entire state to participate.
The event, which begins at 10 a.m. on Main Street in downtown Hartford, features a half-mile and mile "Fun Run" for children aged 2 to 11 and a 5k race after that. There will also be a tribute to first responders at the event.
For much more information, click here.
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5. On this date in 1918, women over the age of 30 got the right to vote in Britain. And on this date in 1987, Mary Gaudron was appointed to the High Court of Australia, the first woman to be appointed to the court.
Quote of the Day
“One man with courage makes a majority.”
Trivia of the Day
On this date in 1998, the Washington National Airport was renamed after what president?
Yesterday’s Answer: The three countries that’s name begins with the letter “J” are Japan, Jordan and Jamaica.