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Daily Five: Former Waterford Priest to Appear in Court Today

Five things to know for Monday, Feb. 4, 2013.

1. Today should be mostly sunny, with a high around 35, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight should be cloudy, with a low around 25, according to the service.  

2. Today, Fr. Dennis Carey, the former head pastor of Waterford’s St. Paul in Chains Rectory, will appear in court again on a charge of first-degree possession of child pornography.

Carey was originally arrested for the crime in June when police found more than 300 files of child pornography on computers he owned inside the Waterford rectory. Carey, despite telling police he was addicted to child pornography, has put in an original plea of not guilty.

He is set to appear in New London Superior Court this morning at 10.

3. Tonight, the Planning and Zoning Commission is meeting at 7 in Town Hall.

At the meeting, the commission will make its recommendation on if the Zoning Board of Appeals should allow a zone change at 171 Rope Ferry Road to allow the Stonington Institute to put a rehab facility there that will hold up to 144 men recovering from substance abuse.

The commission is expected to make its recommendation tonight, although the Zoning Board of Appeals will make its own decision on the matter. The Zoning Board of Appeals next meets on February 7th.

4. Tonight, the Representative Town Meeting meets at 7:30 in Town Hall for its regular bi-monthly meeting.

The RTM, among other items, will hear a presentation by Waterford Utility Commission Chairman Peter Green on the commission’s increased effort to collect delinquent sewer use bills. The meeting is open to the public.

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5. On this date in 2004, Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg. And on this date in 1938, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was released nationwide.

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