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Daily Five: Update On The Waterford Speedbowl

Five Things To Know For Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Daily Five: Update On The Waterford Speedbowl

1. Today, there is a chance of showers in the afternoon, with a high near 72, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight, there is a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a low around 59, according to the service.

2. Admittedly, we are a little late on the tracks with this one, but we wanted to give you an update on the

The Speedbowl has been in severe financial distress since 2009, when owner Terry Eames filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. However, at the beginning of this year  a New London court accepted a debt reorganization plan submitted by the Waterford Speedbowl, according to the Hartford Courant. This allowed the track to stay open this year, according to the Courant.

3. Former Waterford Superintendent and Waterford resident Randall Collins, , is back in the news again, this time on the Groton Patch.

This month, Groton put its superintendent, Paul Kadri, On Monday, telling them how the board should go about hiring an interim superintendent and what they should look for. It was also reported that Collins is a candidate for the job.

Meanwhile, Groton's schools are currently being run by Acting Superintendent Mary Anne Butler.

4. Tonight, the Conservation Commission is holding a special meeting in Town Hall at 6:30 p.m. to on a proposal by Kobyluck Brothers LLC to The commission has until the end of the month to make a decision.

5. On this date in 1992, Italian judge Giovanni Falcone, his wife and three bodyguards are all murdered with a massive bomb by the Corleonesi family. Falcone, previously a prosecutor, had helped convict several high-profile mafia members.

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