1. What's the Weather? Mostly sunny, with a high near 44. Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 25. Light wind.
2. A Time for Giving For many years Korn and Brewster families and staff have participated in a school-wide community service project in conjunction with the Riverview Hospital for Children and Youth of Middletown. Riverview Hospital is now called the Albert J. Solnit Children’s Center. At the Solnit Children’s Center, they focus on caring for Connecticut’s children throughout the year and are especially sensitive to the winter holiday season. Many of Connecticut’s children in their care do not have a family to go home to during the holiday season to celebrate holiday traditions and create cherished memories. Korn students and their families collect gifts for these children. Through the generosity of our families, the front lobby at Korn is overflowing with gifts. (see photo)
We also conduct a coat drive at this time. Korn Elementary School will be helping children of all ages through a program sponsored by Bridgeport Hospital. The hospital's Child First Program provides food and clothing for needy families in the inner city. The coats we collect will help keep children warm through the cold winter months.
3. Special Town Meeting Monday A SPECIAL TOWN MEETING of the Electors and Citizens qualified to vote at Town Meetings of the Town of Durham will be held in the 3rd Floor Meeting Room, Town Hall, on Monday, December 17, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. for the following purpose:
1. To transfer up to $12,100 from #9620 Fire Trustees – Building Maintenance Reserve to #2568-452 Facilities Maintenance - Building Maintenance for septic pipe repairs at the Fire House as recommended by the Board of Finance at their November 20, 2012 meeting.
2. To transfer $4,500 from #9625 OPEB GASB 45 Report Reserve to #1000-204 Board of Finance Consultants for the July 1, 2011 OPEB valuation as recommended by the Board of Finance at their November 20, 2012 meeting.
3. To transfer up to $41,000 from #9580 Reserve for Fire Apparatus to #6700-474 CIP-Fire Department Apparatus for the purchase of a new Medical Utility Truck as recommended by the Board of Finance at their November 20, 2012 meeting.
4. Santa Makes Stop at Library Santa is coming to the Durham Public Library on Saturday, Dec. 15. Join us for cookies & crafts, and have your picture taken with Santa! 1-3:00 p.m. (No registration required.)
5. Blue Devils Improve to 3-0 The Coginchaug girls' basketball team defeated Hyde 51-41 on Tuesday to remain unbeaten on the year. The Blue Devils were led by junior Olivia Corazzini's 19 points. Jessica Solomon and Morgan Kuehnle added eight points each.