1. Today is Friday, Aug. 24. The National Weather Service predicts sunny skies, a high temperature of 81 degrees and a light breeze. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low of 63 degrees.
2. The Groton Board of Education has called a special meeting for 6 p.m. on Monday in the school administration building to discuss the contract of Interim Superintendent Randall Collins.
Collins was brought in as Groton’s interim school leader in May after Superintendent Paul Kadri was placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation of his interactions with employees.
The investigation is complete, on whether the investigative report will become a public document and whether it will terminate Kadri’s contract.
Collins’ contract as interim expires Aug. 31. Monday’s discussion is expected to take place in executive session. The school board will also discuss the contract for the director of technology services.
3. The Groton Planning Commission approved a site plan application on Aug. 14 for Hoelck’s Florist to open on 388 Long Hill Road. The florist will be in the former Griggs and Brown building near Applebee’s.
4. Priscilla Wells, a Mystic resident and president of the Avery-Copp Museum in Groton, has been named to the board of directors of CorePlus Federal Credit Union, according to a company news release. Wells has been a member of the credit union for 20 years and serves as treasurer and office manager of a wholesale shellfish distributor in Milford. She takes office Aug. 29.
5. The band “Rewind” will play at 6:30 p.m. today in Washington Park as part of the . The group plays classic rock by groups like Journey, the Eagles and Billy Joel. The concert is free, and the Groton Babe Ruth League will sell food and drinks as a fundraiser.