TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2012
WEATHER from National Weather Service
Wednesday: A slight chance of snow showers after 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Wednesday Night: A slight chance of snow showers before 2am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 21. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Victoria Grimes of Bethel, CT, a freshman majoring in Chemical Engineering, was named to the Worcester Polytechnic Institute Dean's List for academic excellence for the fall 2011 semester.
Discover Bethel Restaurant Week, Feb 27-March 4. Bethel Chamber of Commerce. Much more to come on this!
Housing Authority, 6:30 pm, Community Room, 25 Reynolds Ridge
Public Site and Building Commission 7:30 pm. Room B, Municipal Center
GARDENING HINTS from Old Farmer's Almanac
Spread wood ashes around lilacs to benefit growth and bloom in the spring.
TODAY IN HISTORY from Wikipedia
1960 – Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom issues an Order-in-Council, stating that she and her family would be known as the House of Windsor, and that her descendants will take the name "Mountbatten-Windsor".
1960 – The first eight brass star plaques are installed in the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1965 – After taking evasive maneuvers to avoid a mid-air collision immediately after takeoff from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, Eastern Air Lines Flight 663 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean and explodes, killing everyone aboard.
1968 – American civil rights movement: The Orangeburg massacre: An attack on black students from South Carolina State University who are protesting racial segregation at the town's only bowling alley, leaves three or four dead in Orangeburg, South Carolina.
1993 – General Motors sues NBC after Dateline NBC allegedly rigs two crashes intended to demonstrate that some GM pickups can easily catch fire if hit in certain places. NBC settles the lawsuit the next day.
1996 – The massive Internet collaboration "24 Hours in Cyberspace" takes place.