1. Today is Wednesday, June 13. The National Weather Service predicts showers, mainly before 3 p.m., and a high temperature of 68 degrees. Rain could be heavy at times, and the chance of precipitation is 80 percent. Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a low of 59 degrees.
2. Interim Superintendent Randall Collins said Tuesday he has interviewed three candidates and plans to appoint Sean McKenna, assistant principal at , as the interim assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction.
Collins said McKenna’s job would not be filled, which would save the district money. Collins said in about a month, he would advertise for the permanent assistant superintendent’s job. He said he would do an external search but he believes it is beneficial to hire internally if someone is qualified.
3. The Eastern Connecticut Community Garden Association will hold a groundbreaking event at 11 a.m. on Thursday for a new community garden at Fairview Oddfellows home in Groton. A team of horses will pull a harrow at the event, and Sen. Andrew Maynard, Rep. Elissa Wright and Groton City Mayor Marian Galbraith are expected to attend. The garden will be available to residents and staff to grow produce and will be tied to recreational and therapeutic programs.
4. will mark the 60th anniversary of the keel laying for the USS Nautilus, the first nuclear-powered submarine, during a ceremony on Thursday afternoon. The event will be held at the Groton shipyard.
5. A local historian will tell the story of Fort Griswold during a program at 10 a.m. on June 21 at the Groton Senior Center. Thomas Berrill, president of the Institute of Connecticut History and a historical interpreter at Noah Webster house and The Keeler Tavern, will give the program, called “Connecticut’s Alamo.”