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Daily Five: Phase II of Mystic Streetscape Project To Be Bid This Spring

Five Things To Know Friday, Jan. 11

1.  Today is Friday, Jan. 11. The National Weather Service predicts mostly cloudy skies, a high temperature of 43 degrees and a 30 percent chance of rain. Showers are likely tonight, with an 80 percent chance of rain, and the low will fall to 38 degrees.

2.  Groton plans to bid Phase II of the Mystic Streetscape project this spring, Town Manager Mark Oefinger told Representative Town Meeting this week. The work is a sidewalk replacement project with curbing from the restrooms on Water Street to the The Captain Daniel Packer Inne Restaurant and Pub. Construction would start in the fall or early winter, Oefinger said.

“We’re certainly sensitive to not doing the bulk of this work during the summer,” he said.

3.  The City of Groton Police Department is recruiting applicants who would like to serve as police officers. If you’re interested, you must submit an employment application to the city’s Human Resources Department by April 12. The police department is also holding a Cooper Standards physical fitness assessment on Jan. 26 for candidates who haven’t had one in the last six months.

If you plan on participate in the City’s Physical Fitness Assessment, you must confirm this with Juliette Parker at (860) 446-4154 by Jan. 23. More information is available in this announcement by the police department.

4.  Electric Boat will hold a legislative breakfast to offer talk about the company with senior elected and appointed officials from Southeastern Connecticut at 7:30 a.m. on Jan. 15 at the Mystic Marriott.  Company President Kevin Poitras will give an overview of Electric Boat’s 2013 business outlook, will discuss legislative issues it has, and will answer questions.

5.  The Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce, Greater Westerly-Pawcatuck Area Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce will hold the 1st Annual Southeastern Connecticut 40 Under Forty Awards at 6 p.m. on Jan. 18 at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods Resort Casino.

The event recognizes residents of southeastern Connecticut under age 40 who demonstrate excellence in their profession, leadership, commitment, and service to the region.

Some of the recipients include: Christina Caplet and Dawn DeCristofaro of Chelsea Groton Bank; Todd Cambio of Precision Fitness; Stephen J. Clemente of Extra Virgin Oil Store and Semolina; Meghan Horan of The Arc New London County; Kelly Matis of Mystic Aquarium; David Preka of Advanced Improvements, LLC; Kathryn Rampellini of the Steamboat Inn & Steamboat Wharf; and Michelle Royce Williams and Dr. Nicholas Spera of the Marine Science Magnet High School of Southeastern Connecticut.

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