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Daily Five: Maynard, Urban To Serve On Gun Violence Prevention and Children’s Safety Group

Five Things To Know, Wednesday, Jan. 16

1.  Today is Wednesday, Jan. 16. The National Weather Service forecasts a 90 percent change of rain, snow and sleet before 1 p.m. and a high temperature of 40 degrees. Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low of 32 degrees.

2.  The Connecticut State Democratic Leadership appointed state Senator Andrew Maynard and State Representative Diana Urban on Tuesday to serve on the Special Bipartisan Task Force on Gun Violence Prevention and Children’s Safety.

The task force will review current laws and recommend legislation to prevent gun violence, improve school security, and make mental health services more available in Connecticut.

Recommendations will be provided to Senate and House leadership, with the goal of having a bipartisan emergency certified bill in late February.

3.  The Mystic & Noank Library is hoping community members will pledge to volunteer at the library from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 26. Volunteers will help library staff clean and handle other maintenance tasks inside the library. Volunteers don't have to work the whole the time, but should let the library know beforehand if they can only stay for an hour or two.

To sign up to volunteer, go to the circulation desk during normal library hours or call (860) 536-7721. House Grounds Committee Co-Chair, John Porter can answer any questions at (860) 536-2312 or johnmystic41@gmail.com.

4.  Groton Public Library will kick off its "Countdown to the Oscars Film Festival" at 2 p.m. today by showing the silent black and white film that won the Best Production (Picture) Award in 1929. Reservations are not required and the library will provide free popcorn.

During Janurary and February, the library will show movies that have previously won awards for Best Picture, Best Actor or Best Actress.

5.  The Groton Senior Center is holding a nurse managed clinic from noon until 1 p.m. today if you need to stop in. The clinic is free, and the number for more information is (860) 444-1111.

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