1. Today is Tuesday, Jan. 8. The National Weather Service predicts sunny skies and a high temperature of 43 degrees. Tonight will be clear with a low of 39 degrees.
2. The termination hearings for Superintendent Paul Kadri finished Monday. According to an agreement between Kadri and the Groton Board of Education., both sides now have two weeks to submit post hearing briefs and no replies will be allowed. The decision of Arbitrator Timothy Bornstein will be binding on the parties. The hearings were closed to the public.
Kadri was placed on paid administrative leave on May 7, 2011, after an investigative report was released in which multiple employees accused him of abusive and threatening behavior. Kadri issued a response through his attorney, saying the allegations are untrue.
3. The deadline has been extended until Jan. 28 for residents affected by Storm Sandy who want to apply for assistance. Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced Monday that more than $28 million in federal assistance has been approved so far. To register with FEMA, call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or file through www.DisasterAssistance.gov. For those with speech or hearing disabilities, the TTY number is 1-800-462-7585.
4. Bill Memorial Library in Groton will host “The Rockets’ Red Glare; the War of 1812 and Connecticut” at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 23 at the library. The event is free and jointly sponsored by the library, the Friends of Fort Griswold, the Groton Historic Society and the Avery-Copp Museum.
Glenn Gordonier, the primary author of the book published this year by the New London County Historical Society will speak about his work. Refreshments will be served and books will be available for purchase.
5. The Senior Center was busy in December. It provided 423 rides for 85 people, served 1,055 meals and made 12 home visits. The senior center club’s Harvest Bazaar had a net profit of about $1,372, according to a report by Senior Center Supervisor Mary Jo Riley.