1. It’s Umbrella Weather: Today will be mostly cloudy with a few showers expected later on this afternoon. Weather.com is predicting a 50 percent chance of rain and a high temperature of 70 degrees. There’s a 60 percent chance of rain overnight, when temperatures will drop to a low of 62 degrees.
2. Is your dog street legal? June is the month to renew your dog license, which is payable at . Be sure to bring proof that your dog is up-to-date on its rabies shot. The $8 dog license fee comes back to towns in the form of vouchers to help cover the cost of spaying, neutering, and vaccinating shelter animals that are up for adoption, so it’s for a good cause. If you don’t pay in June, there’s a $1 late fee but if you get caught walking your dog without a license, the fine is $85!
3. Got a craving for fresh clams? Well, grab your rake and bucket, (or pull on those nylons and get ready to wiggle your toes in the sand if that’s your preferred method), because it’s time to go ahunting for shellfish. Jordan Cove opened forin areas A and G yesterday. The East Lyme/Waterford shellfishing areas A and B (in the Niantic River) and the Niantic Bay opened on June 10, but that's conditional depending on the
4. Batter Up! The Waterford Post 161 American Legion Baseball team starts its short but intense season today with a 5:30 p.m. game against Jewett City at Griswold High School. In case you haven’t heard of it—admittedly it doesn’t get a lot of publicity—the American Legion Baseball League is nationwide, with state and regional teams competing.
The Waterford Post 161 American Legion team draws players from Waterford, generally between the ages of 16 and 19. The team will play 30 games from now until July 19, before moving forward to championship games. In 2008, the Waterford team won the state championship!
5. This Day in History: On this day in 1987, U.S. President Ronald Reagan gave what is arguably one of his most famous Cold War speeches when he challenged Soviet Union Leader Mikhail Gorbachev to “tear down” the Berlin Wall.
Quote of the Day
“The Berlin Wall wasn’t the only barrier to fall after the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War. Traditional barriers to the flow of money, trade, people and ideas also fell.” —Journalist Fareed Zakaria.
Trivia of the Day
When was the Berlin Wall, which had divided West Germany from the Communist-controlled East Germany since the end of World War II, torn down?
Yesterday’s Answer: Tom Hanks played Detective Scott Turner in the 1989 film Turner and Hooch. In case you were curious, Hooch was played by a Dogue de Bordeaux (French Mastiff) named Beasley the Dog, who lived to the ripe old age of 13. (That’s old for a big dog!)