1. Today is Monday, Jan. 28. The National Weather Service predicts cloudy skies, a high temperature of 36 degrees and a 80 percent chance of snow and sleet, between 2 and 4 p.m. Rain is expected tonight, and the low will fall to 32 degrees.
2. The Groton Board of Education's Committee of the Whole meets at 7 p.m. today in the West Side Middle School media center, and is expected to discuss the future of Fitch Middle School. The board's agenda also includes a discussion of school security projects. Town Councilors have been invited to attend.
3. The Emergency Communications System, which takes emergency and non-emergency calls from Groton and North Stonington, handled 9,435 calls to 9-1-1 during the fiscal year that ends in June. Calls included 739 hang-ups or misdialed calls, 128 structure fires, 597 burglary or robbery alarms and 615 motor vehicle accidents.
4. The Animal Welfare League of New London County will hold its 3rd Have-A-Heart Re-sale fundraiser on Feb. 23 and 24 at the Boilermakers Lodge 614 at 33 Sacred Heart Drive. The group is accepting donations from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Feb. 15 and from noon until 3 p.m. on Sunday. Money raised through the re-sale will support impounded animals.
5. Groton Inn & Suites will again be site of the annual Purim Feast run by Chabad of Eastern Connecticut. The 18th annual event, commemorating one of Judaism's holidays, will held Feb. 24 beginning at 4:30 p.m. A Megillah, or scroll, reading of the Biblical book of Esther, will take place at 3:30. Admission is $18 per adult and $9 per child. Reservations must be made by Feb. 19. For more information, call Chabad at (860) 437-8000 or e-mail email@example.com.