1. Today is Wednesday, Jan. 30. The National Weather Service predicts mostly cloudy skies, a high temperature of 52 degrees and a 50 percent chance of showers. Rain is also likely tonight, and storms could be severe with damaging winds and heavy rain. Winds could gust up to 55 mph. The low temperature will fall to 45 degrees.
2. The City of Groton has five vacancies on various boards and commissions, if you’re interested in serving the community. The Conservation Commission has vacancies for two alternate members; the Harbor Management Commission has a vacancy for one regular member and one alternate member; and the Zoning Board of Appeals has a vacancy for one alternate member.
3. The Groton Board of Education will hold a special meeting on the budget from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Monday in the school administration building. The board’s policy committee will meet from 5:30 p.m. until 6:45 p.m.
4. Probate Judge Nicholas Kepple, and lawyers Wade Jensen and Jeanetter Dostie will speak during a free program about planning for the future of children with special needs. The program on guardianship will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 21 at the Groton Senior Center. The event is sponsored by the Groton Advisory Committee for Disabilities. For more information, call Eileen Cicchese at (860) 536-5691.
5. It’s never too soon to mention the approaching Annual Community Services Fair at the Groton Senior Center. The fair is free and typically draws hundreds of people from Groton looking for more information about various services offered in and around town. It’s scheduled from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on March 27. It’s free and open to the public.