1. Spring showers are finally upon us. Weather.com predicts a 60 percent chance of rain today, with a high of 60 degrees and an overnight low of 48 degrees. Tonight will be mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain.
2. It’s no secret that has been badly in need of repairs for some time now. If you’re curious about what the town has in mind for a more permanent fix, you’ll want to attend tonight’s special informational meeting. The Town Office Building Committee will present its proposal for a new addition to replace the temporary structure at the rear of the Town Hall. The Killingworth Board of Selectmen will hold the meeting at 8 p.m. in the Killingworth Elementary School All-Purpose Room.
3. Longtime Durham residents may well remember Charlene Begley. As a teenager, she used to babysit a lot and worked at a local pharmacy but this Coginchaug Regional High School graduate has come a long way since then. Today, Begley is CEO of General Electric’s Home and Business Solutions, which makes her the first woman and youngest ever corporate officer at GE. In 2010, Fortune Magazine ranked her number 20 on its list of the 50 most powerful women. Just yesterday, the Wall Street Journal, which has long had its eye on her as one of “50 women to watch,” included her in a list of 10 women in the country who are likely to become CEOs of major corporations.
4. The time for procrastination is over! If you’ve got a great idea for an event or organization you’d like to start but just need a little money to get it going, get going to the Durham Town Hall today! May 1 is the deadline to apply for community grants from the Coginchaug Valley Educational Foundation. Grant applications are available at the Durham and Middlefield libraries and town halls. Please note, however, that the Durham Town Clerk’s office will close early today, at 5:30 p.m. instead of the usual 7 p.m.
5. This day in history: Around the world, May Day is celebrated as International Workers’ Day but in 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower proclaimed May 1 “Law Day,” a day to celebrate the rule of law and the role it played in establishing the United States. Congress officially established Law Day three years later.