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Daily Five: Muppet Christmas Carol, Traffic Signals, Conn College Concert

Five things to know for December 10

1. Another gloomy day today, with plenty of clouds and occasional showers and rain extending intot the evening. There may even be a rumble of thunder during the day. The temperature hits an unseasonable 58 degrees and drops to 42 overnight. Sunrise is 7:04 a.m., sunset is 4:19 p.m.

2. Have you been to a concert at Connecticut College? Many of them are open to the public, including a percussion and new music performance starting at 7 p.m. Admission is $5, or $3 for students and seniors.

3. The Public Library of New London welcomes all sleuths to the Mystery Book Club, meeting at 6 p.m. tonight. The group is currently reading Jane Haddam’s Not A Creature Was Stirring. Or you can show up at 5 p.m. for a showing of The Muppet Christmas Carol.

4. How are the sports teams at the local high schools and colleges doing? Check out the New London sports roundup at 5 p.m., recapping the scores and records from the past week.

5. The first traffic signal was installed on this day in 1868. The gas-powered signal involved a revolving, hand-turned lantern with green and red signals at the corner of Bridge Street and New Palace Yard in London.

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