1. Today is Tuesday, May 1. The National Weather Service predicts showers, mainly before 3 p.m., then drizzle and patchy fog. The high temperature will reach 52 degrees. Tonight will be cloudy, with areas of drizzle and a low of 49 degrees.
2. The Groton Town Council’s Committee of the Whole will tour the at 6 p.m. today to evaluate whether to recommend renovating part of the building. The $5.1 million project could go to voters at referendum in November. According to the police chief, the station has cell doors that do not meet safety standards, an antiquated camera system, no secure interview room and an indoor firing range with bays that are not all functioning.
3. The Groton Board of Education has started negotiations with the Groton Education Association, which represents about 450 teachers in the public schools. included about $1.3 million for contractual wage increases among employees represented by five unions. Teachers agreed to a zero percent pay increase in 2011, and will receive step increases of varying amounts this year depending on years of experience.
4. Do you golf? Here’s a chance to enjoy the sport and support a great cause! will be held May 18 atShennecossett Golf Course in Groton, The schedule includes an11 a.m. lunch and registration; 12:30 p.m. shot gun start and dinner and awards ceremony at 6 p.m. The fee is $100, and all proceeds benefit the 2012 Fitch High School graduation party. For more information, contact LaurieLewis2012@gmail.com, Cheryl Auerbach at (860) 235-9099, or Harry Watson at (860) 705-4551 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
5. The Tri Town Tail Committee will hold its spring kick-off meeting from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. on Friday at 112 Anchorage Circle in Groton. The group is working on creating The meeting will include a brief presentation on the maps of proposed trails, the status of three grant applications and a fall fundraiser.