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Chilly Umbrella Weather, Outlaw On The Lam, And Can You Get There From Here?

Five things to help you plan your day in Waterford on Wednesday, October 23, 2013.

I don't know if it won, but this is one of my favs from last year's Trunk or Treat!
I don't know if it won, but this is one of my favs from last year's Trunk or Treat!
1. It's going to be a rainy afternoon, according to weather.com. Morning clouds will turn to afternoon showers with a high of just 55 degrees and an overnight low of 35 degrees. 

2. It's not too late to get in on Waterford's Trunk or Treat, which is happening on Saturday. If you want to get a jump start on the Halloween festivities, though, check out Halloween Town in New London on Friday. Steve Tefft, the winner of Ink Master season two, and The Sugar Bakery, winner of Cupcake Wars, will be special guests at the New London’s historic waterfront district's celebration from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. For more information, please call 860.443.3786 or visit www.NLHalloweenTown.com

3. Waterford Police arrested a fugitive. Last name: "Outlaw." Really, you can't make this stuff up!

4. Do you think you have a book inside you waiting to come out? Here's an event that might help you give birth to that baby. 

5. Public Transportation On The Agenda: Tonight SEAT (Southern Area Transit District) meets at 4:00 p.m. at SEAT Administration Facility (Route 12, Preston). Yesterday, the Connecticut Public Transportation Commission held a public hearing in New London at the New London City Hall. It was the last of four hearings that the Commission held statewide this fall to gather testimony from the public, transportation providers, public officials and other entities concerning the operation of public transportation services, dial-a-ride and ADA transportation and other issues. 

The idea was to find out how existing services are meeting public needs and what improvements or new services are needed to address unmet travel requirements. Local and regional issues of particular interest included rider input on the expanded Shore Line East service, downtown New London intermodal connections, boating access at Amtrak’s moveable bridges, SEAT bus operations under State management, interregional bus connections from Southeastern Connecticut, and other topics of interest to the public.

The Commission will use the testimony received at this public hearing as well as from other hearings conducted across the state in preparing recommendations for its annual report to the Governor, the Commissioner of Transportation and the Transportation Committee of the General Assembly.

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