1. Today is Monday, Aug. 27. The National Weather Service predicts partly sunny skies, a high temperature of 77 degrees and a chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a low of 71 degrees.
2. Sean McKenna, the interim assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, has been hired for the permanent job. McKenna formerly worked as assistant principal at and has been with the Groton Public Schools for eight years.
“Mr. McKenna has a collaborative leadership style and works well with people,” Interim Superintendent Randall Collins said in a briefing memo. “He will provide stability and credibility to the position and will serve the children of Groton very well.” McKenna and his wife, Amy, live in Groton and have three children, the memo said.
3. The Groton City Police Department has received a $1,500 donation for the D.A.R.E. program from Hess Corporation. Michael Malley, terminal manager for Hess Corporation, presented the check Friday to Groton City Youth Officer Bobby Harris and members of the city police.
“It is important to give back to the community where we work,” Malley said in a prepared statement. D.A.R.E., which stands for drug abuse resistance education, is taught mainly to 5th grade students.
4. Groton will hold its annual surplus property sale on Sept. 8. The sale auctions off property found by by the Groton Police and other surplus items, and includes a 2002, 4-wheel-drive Chevy Blazer, jig saws, sanders, sewing machines, overhead projectors, a refrigerator, furniture and other items like clothing and jewelry. You can view the items at 9 a.m. The auction begins at 10 a.m. at the Groton Highway Garage at 108 Groton Long Point Point Road.
5. If you like a game of pool but haven't played in awhile, The Groton Senior Center is inviting residents to stop in at 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 10 at the Groton Regency Retirement Center pool room. Refreshments will be served.