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Daily Five: The Fusconi Property, The Summer Food Program And Ghosts

Five Things To Know, Tuesday, May 15.

 

1.  Today is Tuesday, May 15.  The National Weather Service predicts areas of fog, showers and possible thunderstorms after 11 a.m., and a high temperature of 63 degrees. The chance of rain is 80 percent. Some storms could produce heavy rainfall. The low will fall to 55 degrees tonight.

2.  The Town Council is expected to vote tonight on purchasing the Fusconi property, a former dry cleaner on Crystal Lake Road across from the sub base. The building has been vacant for more than 5 years and is in disrepair. Last month, the state bond commission approved $455,000 for Groton to buy the property and demolish the building.

3.  The Council is also expected to vote on a summer food service program for children in Groton.  The program is paid for with federal money and overseen by the departments of Parks and Recreation and Administrative Services. It runs in June, July and August, and provides food for children who are not receiving the federal breakfast and lunch programs in their schools.

4.  The will sponsor the free program, "Do You Believe in Ghosts?" at 1 p.m. on May 20 at the Jabez Smith House at 259 North Road in Groton. Ed Bird, from the Connecticut Research and Investigation of the Paranormal, will speak about the encounters, unexplained visions and voices the group has researched over the years. For more information or to register, call (860) 445-6689.

5.  Groton Town Historian Jim Streeter will give a presentation on the history of Robert E. Fitch from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m., on Sunday, May 20 at the Groton Elks Lodge on Shennecossett Road.  Tickets are available at , and , cost $20 and include hors d’oeuvres and a copy of Streeter’s published book “Robert E. Fitch High School – A Historical Overview.”

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