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Democratic Caucus, Whalers V. Lancers, And The Search for a Superintendent

Five things to help you plan your week in New London, January 6-11, 2014.

Student art at the Hygienic
Student art at the Hygienic

1. What's The Weather? Warmer temperatures (a high of 49 degrees) and showers on Monday should help melt the snow and freezing rain from the weekend but the respite will only be brief. Monday night the temperature could drop to 15 degrees, heralding more frigid weather to come. By Friday, we could see snow again. 

Here's what Weather.com is predicting for the rest of the week: 

  • Tuesday, January 7: Partly cloudy, windy and cold. High temperature 16 degrees, low temperature 10 degrees, with a 10 percent chance of snow.
  • Wednesday, January 8: Mostly sunny, high temperature 26 degrees, overnight low 19 degrees, and a 10 percent chance of precipitation. 
  • Thursday, January 9: Mostly cloudy, high temperature 35 degrees, low temperature 28 degrees, with a 10 percent chance of precipitation. 
  • Friday, January 10: There's a 30 percent chance of precipitation, rain or possibly snow. High temperature 40 degrees, low temperature 32 degrees.
2. Love Politics? Now's your chance to get involved. All registered Democrats in New London are invited to attend a caucus of the Democratic Party on January 7 at the New London Senior Center at 6:30 pm. The purpose is to elect members to the Democratic Town Committee. All registered Democrats are eligible to run. 

3. Whalers Vs. Lancers (and it's not a sports event!). The Hygienic Art Gallery presents its annual show featuring art by students from New London and from Waterford. An artists reception will be held Thursday, January 9, from 6 to 9 p.m. if you'd like to meet the next generation of artists emerging from our local schools.  

4. Municipal Meetings in New London. Here's the calendar of meetings happening this week. Find more details and agendas online. All meetings take place at New London City Hall unless otherwise noted: 
  • Monday, January 6: Public Works Committee meets at 5:15 p.m.; City Council Administrative Committee meets at 6:15 p.m.; City Council meets at 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, January 7: Police Community Relations Committee meets at 6:3 p.m. at 120 Broad Street, New London.
  • Wednesday, January 8: Economic Development Commission meets at 4:30 p.m.; Historic District Commission and Design Review Board meets at 5:30 p.m. at 111 Union Street, New London; Parks and Recreation Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Senior Center Library.
  • Thursday, January 9: Ledge Light Health District Board of Directors meets at 5:30 p.m. at Ledge Light Health District offices; Citizens Advisory Committee meets at 111 Union Street, New London, at 6 p.m.; Conservation Commission meets at 7 p.m. at the Stanton Building Conference Room. 
5. The Search for a New School Superintendent: New London Board of Education will hold a special meeting January 6 at 5:30 p.m. in the Central Office Conference Room A at 134 Williams Street to hear presentations from Superintendent search firms McPherson & Jacobson and from the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (7 p.m.) 
Marie Friess-McSparran January 06, 2014 at 02:38 PM
Sec. 9-431a. Eligibility to vote at caucus, primary or town convention. A person whose name does not appear on the registry list of any town or district shall not be eligible to vote in any caucus, primary or town convention within such town. Sec. 9-392. Selection of town committees. A town committee shall be selected by each party in each town, in accordance with the provisions of sections 9-382 to 9-450, inclusive, not later than July 1, 1956, and thereafter at intervals not greater than twenty-six months. The terms of town committee members shall start on the first Monday following the date for the primary, unless otherwise provided in the party rules, except that the terms of all members shall begin and end on the same day; provided, when a town committee increases its membership as provided in section 9-393, the party rules shall specify the day upon which the term of all the new positions created by such increase shall begin. Sec. 9-382. Party-endorsed candidates; state or district office. The state or district convention, as the case may be, shall, in a manner conforming with applicable law and with the rules of the party calling such convention, choose a candidate for nomination to each of the state or district offices, as the case may be. No such convention shall choose more than one candidate for nomination to any such office. Candidates so chosen shall run in the primary of such party as party-endorsed candidates, except as provided in section 9-416.
Stacey R. Costello January 06, 2014 at 03:23 PM
All eligible electors have to register prior to 5pm today as a democrat to be eligible to vote at the caucus tomorrow evening. If you are switching from a major party you must wait 3 months after the switch to be able to vote in any caucus, primary or election. Call the registrar of voters in New London and get there before 5pm today 860.447.5206, they should be there until 5pmto accommodate those wishing to register.

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