1. Today is Friday, May 11. The National Weather Service forecasts increasing clouds and a high temperature of 66 degrees. Tonight will begin cloudy then become clear with a low of 44 degrees.
2. Members of the Groton Town Police Department, including Chief Michael Crowley, will ride with students to school this morning in an event to promote bike safety. The officers will meet at 7:50 a.m. at Sutton Park on Fort Hill Road and will ride to on Harry Day Drive. Members of Safe Kids New London County supplied the third graders with helmets and will also attend.
3. Thames Valley Council for Community Action, Inc. Head Start applied April 26 for a special permit to reopen the vacant police substation at 38 Central Avenue as an infant toddler classroom for 16 children. TVCCA runs child care centers at 36 and 40½ Central Avenue, and the proposed classroom is between the two buildings. All three buildings share a parking lot and buildings 36 and 38 Central Avenue share a playground.
4. The Groton Board of Education is seeking site plan approval to expand the parking lot at by 18 spaces. The school needs the space to accommodate 12 to 18 additional staff after middle school consolidation and more visitors, according to the application to the planning department. The new parking area will cover about 4,200 square feet of grass with paved surface.
5. Groton’s Annual Business Update will be held from 7:30 a.m. until 9 a.m. on May 17 at the . Speakers will include: Kathleen Burns, of Noank Shipyard & Work Vessels for Vets; Dennis McGee, of Cornerstone Bookstore & Jubilee Junction; Robert Wood, of AirWell Water Inc., and others. Groton Utilities and Thames Valley Communications are sponsoring the breakfast; the cost of attendance is $15 per person. For more information, call (860) 572-9578.