1. The fog that cut visibility to practically zero last night continues this morning, with a National Weather Service dense fog alert in place until 7 a.m. Expect showers this morning and partly cloudy skies this afternoon, according to weather.com. It should be warmer though, with a high temperature of 54 degrees and an overnight low of 32 degrees.
2. East Lyme Board of Education meets tonight at 7 p.m. at East Lyme High School. A lot of staffing changes are on the agenda, with a number of new appointments, reassignments, resignations in the offing. Board members will also discuss and possibly act on ratifying the agreement between East Lyme Board of Education and East Lyme Teachers Association fro September 1, 2013-August 31, 2016.
There will also be an update on district actions regarding school security in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown and there will be a discussion of the Superintendent's presentation of the proposed East Lyme Public School budget for 2013-2014.
3. Graduating seniors from Old Lyme, Lyme, Hadlyme, Salem, East Haddam and Haddam Neck interested in entering a communications program after high school are eligible to apply for a scholarship from the Old Lyme Area Cable Advisory Council Scholarship.
Launched in 2010, the scholarship program has benefitted nine students to date: Daniel Koenigs and Carli Smith (Lyme-Old Lyme High School) in 2012; Elissa DeBruyn and Sophia Harvey (Lyme-Old Lyme High School), Dane Paracuelles (Haddam-Killingworth High School) in 2011; and Sophie Bakoledis, Sarah Briscoe, Megan Devlin and Sarah Schmidt (Lyme-Old Lyme High School) in 2010. Applications are available at Lyme Old Lyme High School's Guidance office and online. The deadline is March 31.
4. Old Lyme residents must really love Christmas because the town hasn't scheduled any curbside Christmas tree pickups until next week. Curbside pickups will begin January 21-25 and continue Jan. 28-Feb. 1, so add a little more water to the tree stand and enjoy!
5. As of Friday, more than 1,676 cases of the flu had been reported in Connecticut. Due to high demand for flu shots, Ledge Light Health District will be holding a public flu clinic at 216 Broad Street in New London on Wednesday, January 16 from 2-4:30 p.m. Flu shots are $15 but the health district also accepts Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medicare Part B and ConnectiCare.
Vaccine supplies are running low, however, so vaccines are only available for people aged four and older on a first come, first serve basis. If you have any questions, please contact Ledge Light Health District at 860-448-4882.