1. Today’s if forecast to be just like last week. NOAA.gov says today will be “mostly sunny, with a high near 59. Breezy, with a west wind between 15 and 23 mph,” and tonight will be “mostly cloudy, with a low around 38.”
2. Earth Day is merely 13 days away (Saturday, April 21) and that means it’s time to start organizing your clean-up crew. The Parks and Rec Department and Conservation Committee are planning a spring clean up of parks around town are looking for boy and girl scout groups, families, organizations and other groups and individual do-gooders to help out. They say bring gloves and “do you part to help our little portion of the Earth” Call at 860-464-9112 to volunteer or for more information.
3. Home builders have to pay in advance to have public works add a road apron that connects their new driveway to the town’s road. The cost is $500. If the homeowner never builds a house and never returns the town’s phone calls offering a refund, then the money is transferred to a general road maintenance account.
Steve Masalin, the director of said he has been trying to get in touch with one homeowner for seven years before the finance committee transferred the $500 bond to general road maintence Wednesday. With the money, Masalin can buy seven tons of asphalt, which amounts to three days of worth of pothole patching; or, 350 feet of curbing, which is a typical repair in the springtime after the plow trucks have chipped away at curbs through the winter.
4. Speaking of the finance committee, they meet again tonight and may adopt a budget to recommend to the town council Wednesday.
5. Tommorrow morning at 10 at the , a representative from the Children’s Museum of Southeastern CT will talk about the Antarctic and its animals. There will be experiments and crafts for children ages 3 through 6. Call 860-464-9912 to register.