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Daily Five: WPD Doing "Click It or Ticket" Campaign This December

Five things to know for Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012.

1. Today should be partly sunny, with a high around 38, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight should be partly cloudy, with a low around 28, according to the service.

2. It is a good time to buckle that seat belt.

The Waterford Police Department announced Monday that it, along with several other departments, will be stepping up enforcement of drivers and front-seat passengers who do not wear seat belts from December 3rd to the 16th. The effort is part of Connecticut’s “Click It or Ticket” campaign.

3. The Panera Bread restaurant in Waterford is participating in a Holiday Gift Drive to benefit local charities and organizations that will run until December 11, according to The Bulletin. Customers can participate in the drive by purchasing an unwrapped gift and dropping it off at the Panera within the Waterford Commons. For more information, visit panerabreadhbg.com.

4. Earlier this month, the Waterford Board of Education was presented with the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE) Level 1 Board Leadership Award during the annual CABE / CAPSS (Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents) Convention held at the Mystic Marriott, according to an announcement posted on this website.

Board member Sheri Cote accepted the award. To earn a Level 1 leadership award, Waterford completed more than 22 goals laid out by CABE, including goals related to board leadership and student achievement; board member professional development; policy, community relations and related organizational leadership, according to the announcement.

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5. On this date in 1942, a fire at the Cocoanut Grove nightclub in Boston killed 491 people. And today is fake news anchor Jon Stewart’s 50th birthday.

Quote of the Day

“Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.”

-Eckhart Tolle

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Who is the lead singer of the rock group Led Zeppelin?

Yesterday’s Answer: On Nov. 27, 1973 Gerald Ford was confirmed as Vice President of the United States by the Senate. Ford would later go on to become president, becoming the only man never elected to serve as president.

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